Today, we take a train ride to Otoru, a historic port city not far from Sapporo, about 40 minutes away from Sapporo. It has developed and prospered as "the sea entrance of Hokkaido" over the last 100 years and it has gained the nickname "Wall Street of the North."
During this period of time, Otaru holds its magical Snow Light Path Festival. The whole city is decorated with lanterns and snow statues, which creates a fantastic fairytale-like scenery when it gets dark. In addition, many locals also put lantern displays in front of their shops and residences, which further adds to the festival spirit.
Upon arrival, we will visit the Nikka whiskey distillery to warm up with some strong Japanese whiskey. After that, pay visit to other sites like Herring Mansion & Aoyama Villa.
In the evening, take a stroll along the streets illuminated by gas lamps is a particularly romantic activity that allows you to see the city in a different way. Overnight in Otaru.