Night view of Otaru

Otaru Travel Guide 2023
The BEST Things to Do in Otaru, Japan|Otaru Day Trip

Otaru is known for its beautiful nightscape, with the night view from Mount Tengu being one of the three most beautiful nightscapes in Hokkaido. The night view from Mt. Tengu, which is compact and beautiful due to the close proximity of the sea, the city, and the mountains, is a fascinating sight from any direction.

Tengu, accessible by ropeway or car, offers night views of Otaru City from four viewpoints. Because it is very close to the city, you can enjoy a spectacular night view.

Mt. Kenashiyama Viewpoint is slightly lower than Mt. Tengu, but offers a wider view of the city lights than Mt. Tengu and is the second most famous panoramic night view spot in Otaru after Mt.

Suitengu is just above Sakai-machi Street. After sightseeing in Otaru is over, this night view provides an up-close view of ships at anchor and Otaru Port.

Hiraiso Park is also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot. There is an observatory right next to the parking lot where you can see the night view of Otaru City, especially the bay area. You can appreciate the night view while riding the bus.

Asahi Observatory is located on a small hill about 190 meters above sea level behind Otaru Station and offers the second most beautiful panoramic night view after Tenguyama and Kenashiyama.

Temiya Park offers a beautiful night view of Otaru City even from the roadside, and is recommended if you want to take a night view drive.

Facility name
Otaru Tengu Mountain、Mount Kenashi View Point、Suitengu Shrine、Hiraiso Park、Asahi Observation Deck、Temiya Park
Opening hours
24 hours
Regular closing day
Open all-year-round

Chocolate in the shape of a sea bream

Tai monaka chocolate with 23 lucky spots in Otaru decorated on the packaging. Chocolate and rice puffs are added to the 100% glutinous rice monaka dough, which is baked using traditional techniques.

Chocolate in the shape of a sea bream

Otaru Travel Guide Category List

First recommendation for Otaru.

Shop on Otaru North Canal.

Highlights of the North Canal.

Spectacular view of Otaru.

Spiritual place in Otaru.

Delicious restrants in Otaru.

History and literature of Otaru.

Historic buildings in Otaru.

First trip to Otaru|3hour tour course|Touring Otaru

First trip to Otaru|6hour tour course|Touring Otaru

First trip to Otaru|1day tour course|Touring Otaru

First trip to Otaru|2day tour course|Touring Otaru

Otaru Street Walking Map
Otaru Canal Walking Guide

Otaru Department Store UNGA↑

Original products that convey the attractions of Otaru are developed and sold in a storefront converted from the former Otaru warehouse headquarters, which is said to be the oldest business warehouse in Hokkaido, located in the Otaru North Canal area. The shop tells the story of Otaru's prosperity in the pioneering days of Hokkaido and the history of the Kitamaebune, and displays and sells processed seafood and agricultural products from the port of call and Hokkaido, as well as original products by craftsmen and artists associated with Otaru.

Otaru Department Store UNGA↑

Facility name
Otaru Department Store UNGA↑
〒047-0031 2-1-20 Ironai, Otaru City
Opening hours
Regular closing day
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