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The Romantic town of Otaru is an ode to Hokkaido's history, a pleasant harbour town located just 30 minutes north-west of Sapporo. Heritage buildings line its beautiful canals and many of the city's original warehouses showcase a 19th century charm. Visiting Otaru is a very popular Sapporo day trip, especially with Japanese tourists. However, its quaint canal district makes Otaru a charming place to spend the night and soak up local flavours.

Sakaimachi Street is probably the most attractive thoroughfare, with old brown-stone buildings standing over small market stalls. Follow the road to the coast and it's possible to visit Herring Mansion, then the City Museum, which illuminates the tales from Otaru's history as a herring centre. Tasting the oily fish is a big part of the Otaru experience, and the town has many other unusual culinary specialties. Canal District is the true heart of the city and nostalgic warehouses surround the picturesque waterways. Many people combine Otaru with a visit to neighbouring Toichi town, where the world-famous Nikka Whisky Distillery is located.

It only takes half an hour to travel between Sapporo Train Station and JR Otaru Station by train. Constructed in 1880, this was Hokkaido's first ever railway line. Upon arrival, walk downhill from the station and it's only ten minutes to the canal and port area. Otaru is easily explored on foot and the main attraction is to wander around and take in the attractive buildings and streets.

Otaru was previously the financial and business capital of Hokkaido, flourishing due to its status as an open trade port during the early part of the 20th century. A great dedication to this history is the Bank of Japan building, which is now a museum.

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Dormy Inn Premium Otaru

Dormy Inn Premium Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Superb, 9.0
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Dormy Inn Premium is set amongst Otaru's well-known attractions and landmarks, just a short walk from Otaru Station. It also offers 24-hour room service, a sauna and a coffee bar.

Grand Park Otaru

Grand Park Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Very Good, 8.2
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The hotel offers luxury accommodation in Otaru and is within a 20-minute walk of Otaru-Chikko Station. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and ski passes.

Hotel Nord Otaru

Hotel Nord Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Very Good, 8.4
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Situated in Otaru, Hotel Nord Otaru offers comfortable accommodation with impressive mountain views. It also features free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a rooftop terrace.

Smile Hotel Otaru

Smile Hotel Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Good, 7.1
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The hotel is set amongst Otaru's sightseeing hot spots, just a short stroll from Otaru Station. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, massage services and a 24-hour reception.

Hotel Sonia Otaru

Hotel Sonia Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Good, 7.6
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A short walk from Otaru Station, the hotel has a convenient location, making it an ideal base while visiting Otaru. It provides canal views and free Wi-Fi.

Authent Hotel Otaru

Authent Hotel Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Very Good, 8.2
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Located close to Minami-Otaru Station, the hotel provides guests with an ideal base when visiting Otaru. It has a spa, as well as a sauna, an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Otaru Furukawa

Otaru Furukawa
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Otaru, Japan
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Superb, 9.0
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Otaru Furukawa is situated in Otaru and offers free Wi-Fi. It has a spa, as well as a sauna and massage services.

Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru

Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru
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Otaru, Japan
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Very Good, 8.0
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Situated in Otaru, Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru offers 5-star accommodation, as well as a sauna. It also provides body treatments, a beauty centre and a coffee bar.

Asari Classe Hotel

Asari Classe Hotel
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Asarigawa Onsen, Otaru
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Very Good, 8.1
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This comfortable hotel in Otaru provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a mineral bath and ski in/out facilities. It features a spa, as well as a free shuttle service, an indoor pool and a sauna.

The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki

The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki
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Otaru, Japan
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Very Good, 8.5
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Within 20 minutes' walk from Otaru Station, Hostel Morinoki offers guests an ideal base while visiting Otaru. It also offers a terrace, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

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