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Otaru Canal Cruise (小樽運河クルーズ)


Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

You can find the ticket center and dock at the Otaru Canal Chuobashi Bridge located about a 10-minute walk from JR Otaru Station towards the port. You can enjoy the history and romance of Otaru City from the canal boat with cruises lasting about 40 minutes. With the gas-powered street lights along the canal, the night cruises are a beautiful sight to behold. During the cold winter a canopy covers the boat and heaters are provided to keep passengers warm.


Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi 5-4 (Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea)

phone 0134311733

Reception 9:00-Last flight * Since the operating hours and operating hours change for each Monday, check with the homepage or telephone for details.

Review of Otaru Canal Cruise

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/27 Nothing much to see in the day.
Its a short cruise and probably because we took the cruise in the day the canal didnt seem very interesting. Even though there isnt much to see but the history of Otaru Canal is interesting. We...
Reviewed:2019/12/17 Decent cruise
The cruise is not overwhelming, but ok. It cruises along the canal, with some historical information provided. Some parts are quite pretty. It was drizzling then, so that dampened it a bit.
Reviewed:2019/06/29 A bit overrated. Need re-vamp
Feels like someone in the city hall decided that they need to sell the canal with pretty captains and young, strong young rickshaw guys. Did he/she think about spending money to beautify the place...

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Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi 5-4 [map]
Otaru / Kiroro / ShakotanArea
Reception 9:00-Last flight * Since the operating hours and operating hours change for each Monday, check with the homepage or telephone for details.
There is maintenance suspension
[Big Clothes (going out Sunday)] Adults1,500yen, Children500yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Not available
English Menu
* Business hours and number of flights may change depending on the status of new coronavirus infection.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (we will give you the main court for free)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (wheelchairs are not available on boats)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hokkaido Areas


          Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.