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Otaru Attractions

Smaller cities have an appeal about them you just don't find in their larger counterparts. Jot down all the exciting things to see and do in Otaru before you head off so you can make the most of your escape. You'll soon see that bigger isn't necessarily better!

Explore the best sights in Otaru with some popular tours & day trips, or try out our list of 43 fun activities in Otaru. We have no booking fees and free cancellation, so you can relax and put your energy into planning your dream vacation.

Things to Do in Otaru with Kids

There's fun for the whole family wherever you go in Otaru. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can do together that are sure to make your vacation a blast:

Free Things to Do in Otaru

Escaping to Otaru on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Otaru City Art Museum - Stroll around and explore the intriguing exhibits and unique collections at this museum.

Otaru Kihinkan - Educate yourself about some of the intriguing history of the region through this attraction.

Nichigin-dōri - This is a bustling place where you can soak in the atmosphere and join in on the local way of life.

Rinyu Morning Market - If you want to see some of the more important or interesting places in the community, it's worth visiting this place.

Tomioka Catholic Church - Get in touch with your spiritual side or just soak up the peaceful ambiance at this sacred site.

Otamoi Beach - Enjoy a nice, leisurely stroll along the water's edge and perhaps even dip your toes in.

Ironaifuto Park - Cultivate your green thumb and explore the glorious plants on show.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Otaru on a sunny day?

Take advantage of the fine weather (and get some exercise at the same time) with these outdoor experiences:

What to do in Otaru on a rainy day?

Check out these appealing indoor activities and you'll soon forget about the bad weather:

Are there cheap things to do in Otaru?

If you're on a shoestring budget, think about adding these low-cost tours and activities to your itinerary:

What can you do in Otaru for free?

Your time away in Otaru needn't break the bank with free attractions like these to enjoy:

  • Otaru Music Box Museum
  • Rinyu Morning Market
  • Otaru Dream Beach
  • Sakaimachi Street