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Otaru Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Otaru hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Otaru trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Top Otaru Flight + Hotel Deals

Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose
SAPPORO VIEW HOTEL OODORI KOUEN
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo
APA Hotel Sapporo

2021 Otaru vacation deals

Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose
SAPPORO VIEW HOTEL OODORI KOUEN
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo
APA Hotel Sapporo

Top Hotels in Otaru

UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
3 out of 5
Aioicho 4-40, Otaru, Hokkaido
The price is $17 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.2/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"the property is great, only access with the car in snowy weather is very difficult I had to leave the car in paid parking for reasons of not being able to go up the street!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
Hotel Sonia Otaru
Hotel Sonia Otaru
3.5 out of 5
1-4-20 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
4.2/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Clean and walkable to famous place in Otaru, Good location for shuttle bus to Kiroro"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Hotel Sonia Otaru
HOTEL TORIFITO OTARU CANAL
HOTEL TORIFITO OTARU CANAL
3 out of 5
1-5-7, Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $56 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (493 reviews)

"Excellent Service from staff, near to Otaru Canal."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

HOTEL TORIFITO OTARU CANAL
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Otaru

Otaru Beach Vacation

Kick back on the shore and feel the wind through your hair during your Otaru vacation. If it's your first time here, why not search for some colorful seashells as a keepsake of your trip to Otaru? Set up your base near Zenibako Beach, a popular stretch of coast just 9 miles (15 km) from the city center. We also have terrific Otaru vacation deals closer to Otamoi Beach, another alluring option.

Things You Should Know About Otaru

  • Be lulled to sleep by the calming sounds of the sea at one of our Otaru beach hotels. There's nothing quite like staying with walking distance of the water.
  • Whatever your budget or tastes, you'll find the perfect place to stay for your vacation in Otaru. Why not browse through some apartments, like Hostel Canal View and Winkel Village? They're a hit with travelers of all types.
  • Head to our Otaru things to do page for some trip planning inspiration. With a population of around 143,800 in Otaru, we're sure there'll be a few locals who'll be pleased to offer you some extra advice!
  • Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Music Box Museum and Asarigawa Hot Spring are some impressive sights that should be on your travel schedule. With our Otaru vacation deals, you'll have more money in your pocket to explore.

Frequently asked questions

How much does an Otaru vacation package cost?
Choose from any combination of hotels, flights and car rentals, and you can be vacationing in Otaru from just $1,032. And the more you bundle, the more you save. Your dream escape has never been more affordable.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Otaru vacation package?
If your vacation plans in Otaru have changed, it’s good to know that it is possible to cancel or amend your booking. If you made your booking in the last 24 hours, you may be able to receive a refund. If your booking is older than that, your airline, hotel or car rental company may impose a fee. For more details, check our Customer Service Portal.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Otaru?
Just imagine all the fabulous things you could do in Otaru with a spare $583. If you bundle your flights, hotels and extras into a package deal, that’s how much you could save! You have a wealth of choice with Expedia. In fact, you can choose from more than 550 air carriers and 1,000,000 hotels globally. Whether you’re heading off with the entire family or flying solo, planning a trip to Otaru is better with a package.
What are the top hotels in Otaru?
Hotel C-STAGE - Adult Only in the Zenibako neighborhood is a great choice for an Otaru vacation. Book a room here and you’ll be well-placed to discover all that this happening city has to offer.
When is the best time of year to visit Otaru?
is known to be the peak season in Otaru, while is typically much quieter. If you’re on the hunt for a fantastic deal on your getaway, consider the month of . It’s also worth keeping in mind that is usually the priciest time of year to visit.
How far in advance should I book my Otaru vacation?
Travelers are usually able to browse international airfares on Expedia within 12 months of the departure date. Booking at the last minute? With a stroke of luck, there’s a still a chance you can purchase a cheaper ticket just weeks before your journey.
What does an Expedia Otaru travel package include?
Flights, hotels and rental cars, or any combination of the three — it’s your choice. Whether you’re exploring Otaru with the kids or enjoying a solo break, there’s a bundle to suit every budget and style. Once you’ve made your booking, why not add on a couple of tours and experiences?
What should I know before booking an Otaru travel package?
Whether it’s relaxation or adventure you’re chasing, an Otaru vacation package lets you plan your escape your way. Plus, you’ll get access to great discounts when you combine your accommodations with your rental car and flights. The more you bundle, the bigger the savings!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Otaru vacation packages?
Pay the full price for your travel package upfront or spread the cost over a few installments — it’s totally up to you. Every jetsetter has their own set of financial circumstances. It’s for that reason Expedia has partnered with online lender Affirm to offer a Book Now, Pay Later option for all package bookings.
Can I choose my airline with an Otaru Expedia vacation package?
With a vacation package, you’re in control. Whether you’re eager to fly to Otaru in economy or first class, simply pick from the available airline options. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines all over the world.