"Otaru" Top 5 Page for this destination Otaru by aukahkay

Otaru Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 157 photos


Otaru is a port town of about 145,000 people in western Hokkaido located on the northern tip of the Shiribeshi district of Hokkaido on the Sea of Japan side of the island, facing Ishikari-wan Bay. Otaru prospered as an economic hub and herring port in the late 19th century, and is relatively close to Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. It is easily accessed by train, and has become something of a playground for Sapporoans.

  • Last visit to Otaru: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (3)

Comments (1)


“Travel opens your mind to the world and makes you a global citizen”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 8 0
Forum Rank:
0 2 8 4 0

Badges & Stats in Otaru

  • 3 Reviews
  • 14 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 1,049PageViews

Have you been to Otaru?

  Share Your Travels  

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)