If you will visit or stay in Otaru City on night, I introduce to you about an extravagant night view’s spot and pretty good spots for spending time on nights in Otaru!
I took the above picture when I visited the Canal in Otaru on August in 2018. There are orange lights alongside the street, I think that it’s not gas lamps and it’s just electric lamps. Gas lamps are on the sidewalk alongside the Canal.
Even it’s on August, it’s already cool when the sun start setting. Actually, sometimes it’s cold. I recommend you to walk around alongside the Canal because buildings and water surface of the Canal are reflected romantically by gas lamps.
The following picture is gas lamps alongside the Canal.
I took the above picture about a boat dock from 中央橋(Central Bridge)
The landscape on nights is a little bit different from daytime. So if you wanna enjoy watching the beautiful landscape on the Canal, I recommend you about Otaru Unga Cruise(Otaru Canal Cruise).
You can feel cool on a cruise with sightseeing like the following picture.
According to circumstances such as wind and wave, a route change a little bit. But a cruise pass under some bridges and go to ocean a little, so it takes about 40 minutes for a cruising. So I recommend it to you because it makes you feeling relaxing.
You can check up a route and a timetable on formal site of Otaru Unga Cruise(Otaru Canal Cruise) the boat dock is located in the following map.
You can confirm around the place by zoom or moving
I took the above picture about Otaru City from the lookout on Tengu Mountain at PM 7:11 on 12 August in 2018. The sunset time on that day was PM 6:30.
It looks like small scale in a picture, but actually the landscape is very impressive and it is like a fantastical.
Tengu Mountain is a little far from Otaru Station, you can confirm the spot the following map.
I recommend you that you go to the lookout on Tengu Mountain on sunset time. It takes about 20 or 30 minutes from Otaru Station to the lookout.
You can enjoy seeing the landscape gradually will be darkness and the city will be brilliant by a ton of lights.
The above picture is a bus stop at Otaru Station.
I recommend that you get on a bus at Otaru Station if you wanna go to Tengu Mountain certainly. Because a bus doesn’t stop at bus stops alongside the central street from PM 4 o’clock.
The above picture is about No.4 at the bus stop. A bus for Tengu Mountain departs from line 9 on No.4 at the bus stop.(Depending on seasons, it may change. So please check up carefully about a timetable and a bus stop at Otaru Station.)
After a bus departs at Otaru Station, you will arrive at the aerial tramway station about 15 minutes via some bus stops.
Left side in the above picture is the aerial tramway station.
Adult 1200yen, child( under elementary school students) 600yen. Both of fees are about round trip.
There are tickets including fees about round trip of the aerial tramway, Tengu Mountain Slider, feed for squirrels and a votive picture of Tengu Mountain. It cost 1900 yen for one adult and 1300 yen for child.
During winters, the aerial tramway is not operated, and also depending on seasons and weather, it’s not operated. So please check up for operations on Otaru Tengu Mountain the Aerial Tramway’s formal site.
During winters, the ski resort is opening.
From 1 August to 25 August in 2018, there was a night cafe at the lookout. I recommend you that you enjoy drinking coffee while seeing the extravagant night view of Otaru City.
Especially, on 25(Sat) August in 2018, there was a festival and there were food stalls at the lookout. You can watch fireworks in front of you from the lookout.
The above picture is a signboard next to a night cafe. During terms of night cafe, night cafe is held by each cafe in Otaru City daily.
I took the above picture nearby the second lookout. There are benches, so you can see the landscape in Otaru city during relaxing. It was romantic mood because there was also so cool BGM.
At night cafe, you can enjoy staying inside the building, so I recommend it to you if outside make you feeling cold.
Also You can see the extravagant night view from the roof top of the building for the aerial tramway. I recommend you if you wanna enjoy seeing the extravagant night view without vegetation.
If you will stay in Otaru City, please also enjoy Otaru City on night.