Hokkaido | 6.0h
Visiting Places with Spiritual Energy by a City Bus in Otaru
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Many rare and unique spots that are even attractive for Japanese!

You will visit four spiritual spots on this tour with a local city bus, getting closer to the lives of locals!
You will visit unique spots that you won’t go on any other tours since your otomo guide is familiar with the city: one of the biggest “Mokugyo”, a wooden drum used in a Buddhist temple, "Tengu" that makes your dream come true if you touch its nose, a shrine where a politician visited to wish to be the prime minister, and a pot that has improved the diet of Japanese.
You will also like the restaurant otomo guide will take you to. It is really popular among locals and you surely will love it!
Don’t forget to book your tour to become even luckier, with your otomo guide!

Highlights

・Visit four spiritual spots! Otaru is famous for tourists but not many spiritual tours exist. Because your otomo guide is a local, they can take you to rare and unique spiritual spots that you will like!
・Seeing is believing! We won't tell you too much about the spots you are going to visit so that you can imagine them in anticipation. Get ready to become even luckier!
・Go around spiritual spots that are spotted in the city with a fixed route bus! It might take a bit of courage to step on a locally used bus by yourself, but on this tour, you have your otomo guide so no worries!
・Have lunch at a popular restaurant among locals!

Attractions

・Ryutokuji: The oldest temple in Otaru. They have one of the biggest “Mokugyo”, a wooden drum used in a Buddhist temple, which has a diameter of 1.35m and weighs 330kg! It is 6 times bigger than a normal one. No doubter that you will raise your fortune with this huge “Mokugyo”!
・Herring Goten Otaru VIP Hall: They have the pot which is said to have improved the diet of Japanese and brought prosperity. We won’t talk too much about it but one thing is for sure. It is a very rare spot that you won’t be able to find anywhere!
・Naruto Honten: A popular restaurant among locals. Their specialty is the fried half-cut chicken. It is so crispy and juicy that you won’t forget about it even after getting home! They also have an extended variety of Sushi. The fried half-cut chicken and Sushi combo is the most popular menu here. Must try it!
・Ryugu Shrine: A shrine where especially people who want to succeed in career and raise their fortune visit. One politician visited this shrine and a half year later he became the prime minister of Japan! There is no way to miss this spot for those who want to have a promotion, or launch your own startup!
・Mt.Tengu: An iconic mountain listed on Michelin Green Guide Japan. There is a long-nosed goblin on the summit which is said to make your dream come true if touching its nose.

Notes

・This tour includes a lunch venue.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the Ticket Office near the exit of Otaru Station, JR Line

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