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Vacation rentals in Otaru

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Popular amenities for Otaru vacation rentals

Stay near Otaru's top sights

Otaru Canal137 locals recommend
Kiroro Resort5 locals recommend
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort48 locals recommend
Sankaku Market14 locals recommend
Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building44 locals recommend
Aeon Mall Sapporo Hassamu12 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Otaru

  • Total rentals

    280 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    10K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    140 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    120 properties have a dedicated workspace

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Otaru?

    Otaru has a humid continental climate. Summers are generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 68-82°F (20-28°C), while winters can be quite cold and snowy, with temperatures often falling to 17°F (-8°C). Snowfall during winter offers opportunities for winter activities such as snow sculptures display during the Snow Light Path Festival.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Otaru?

    Visitors in Otaru can explore the historic Otaru Canal, indulge in local cuisine on Sakaimachi Street, or attend a music box-making workshop at the Otaru Music Box Museum. The Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, held during winter, is also a popular event to participate in.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Otaru?

    Tourists often prefer to visit Otaru during winter, specifically in February, to attend the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival. During this time, the city is adorned with snow sculptures and lanterns, creating an enchanting atmosphere. However, Otaru is also beautiful in summer with its pleasant weather and vibrant greenery.

  • What are the best places to stay in Otaru?

    Many visitors choose to stay near Otaru Canal for its scenic views and proximity to popular attractions. The area around Sakaimachi Street is also popular for lodging due to its vibrant shopping and dining scene. Furthermore, the Asarigawa Onsen area is often selected for its tranquil hot spring resorts.

  • What are the best places to visit in Otaru?

    Visitors to Otaru often explore the Otaru Canal, where historical warehouses have been transformed into charming shops and cafes. The Sakaimachi Street is also frequently visited for its preserved architecture and the Otaru Music Box Museum. For a unique experience, the glass workshops of Kitaichi Glass Sangokan are also of interest.

  • What are some hiking trails in Otaru?

    For outdoor enthusiasts, the Asari Dam Nature Trail is a popular choice. This trail offers a scenic hike around a lake and through a lush forest. Another suggested trek is the Tengu Mountain hiking trail, known for its panoramic views over Otaru city and the sea.

  • What are some family activities to do in Otaru?

    Families in Otaru can enjoy a visit to the Otaru Aquarium, known for its entertaining sea lion and penguin shows. The Otaru City General Museum Park is also popular for its hands-on exhibitions and vintage train rides. Additionally, families often delight in the interactive glass-making workshops at Kitaichi Glass Sangokan.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Otaru?

    From Otaru, guests can take a day trip to Shinsen Marsh, a tranquil nature reserve located about 65 miles (105 km) away. Another option is Yoichi, a coastal town famous for its fresh seafood, just 12 miles (19 km) away. The historic port city of Hakodate, about 140 miles (225 km) away, is also a frequently suggested day trip.

  • Do apartment rentals in Otaru have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 60 apartment rentals with free parking in Otaru. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Otaru?

    Experience the best of Otaru with our house rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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