J-3 Scenic Cape Shakotan Autumn Tour (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

Operation Period
October 1 - 31, 2019
※N/S Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Sta. Bus Terminal / Dep. 8:30 Arr. 18:25(9 hours 55 min)
Otaru Sta. Bus Terminal / Dep. 9:20 Arr. 17:15(9 hours 20 min)
Adult 8,000yen Child 5,550yen

※lunch and admission to Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan Hot Springs.


Must see sights!

Enjoy a breath of fresh air and a 360-degree panoramic view of nature


This tour takes you to Cape Kamui which is a headland in Shakotan Peninsula. Drive rout 229 and see spectacular view of cliff as well as strange and rough rocks. Visit “Shimamui Coast” and “Cape Kamui”, which are the highlights of Shakotan Peninsula. The view from the Shimamui Coast, which is listed among the best 100 coasts of Japan, is said to be the greatest one in Shakotan Peninsula. You will walk through the 30-meter tunnel to access the view point, which is an open-cut tunnel built by hand for herring transport in the 28th years of the Meiji Period (1895). Local legend has it that any ship, which has women on board, will sink if it tries to sail past the Cape Kamui, which prohibited the presence of women in early times. This is also the subject of Yoshitsune’s lost love story. Take the 770 meter walking path from the parking lot to the top of Cape Kamui. We will have a lunch at “Rinkou-Sou” which serves local dishes, and visit Nikka Whisky Yoichi on the way back to Sapporo. This tour includes pickup and drop off from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal and Otaru Station Bus Teminal, so is this convenient for those who stay in Otaru.

departures 8:30 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
departures 9:20 ①Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  9:50~10:05 Yoichi Road Station (rest)【15min】
Shimamui Coast 【20min】
②Irika Rinkou-Sou (lunch)【40min】
Cape Kamui (explore) 【60min】
③Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan (Bathing and rest) 【65min】
  15:55~16:45 ④ Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (tasting/shopping) 【50min】
arrivals 17:15 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
arrivals 17:50 Nishimachi Kita 20 and Miyanosawa Station
arrivals 18:05 Kita 1 Nishi 12
arrivals 18:15 Kita 1 Jo Nishi 4-chome (2 minute walk to Sapporo Grand Hotel)
arrivals 18:20 Sapporo Clock Tower
arrivals 18:25 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
※①Board from Platform 6 at Otaru Station Bus Terminal.
※③We have a rest room prepared at Misaki-no-Yu. Towels are for sale only. (Hand towel ¥300, bath towel ¥400, bath and hand towel set 600) Shampoo, conditioner and body soap provided.
※④You will have free time to eat and explore at each destination. (Please note that if the bus is delayed, you may not have free time to explore and eat. )
※Please be sure to enter the tasting room by 16:25. The tour guide will hand out tasting tickets for those who wish to sample the alcohol. Please be sure to hand the staff your ticket when you order a drink to sample. If you wish to sample juice, you do not need a ticket. (Please note that if our arrival at Nikka Whisky is delayed, we may not have time for tasting.)
※Distillery tour not included.

Special Notes
  • Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
  • Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
  • Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
  • Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
  • Tours may be cancelled due to a disaster (road closure due to marathon race) etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.