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[Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru] One of 3 Major Night Views in Hokkaido Can Be Enjoyed at Sking Resort

Mt. Tengu-yama

Mt. Tengu-yama (天狗山) is a mountain with about 533 m in height in the southwest of Otaru city, and is well-known as a symbol of the otaru, and turns into a ski resort in a winter. A ropeway station is built on the mountainside, and Otaru city and Gulf of Ishikari (石狩湾) can be viewed from a rooftop observation deck. A night view from Mt. Tengu-yama is especially famous, and and is one of three major night views in Hokkaido together with Mt. Hakodateyama (函館山) and Mt. Moiwayama (藻岩山). In addition, They got one star rating in Michelin Green Guide Japan, and the view is evaluated by the world.

View from Mt. Tengu-yama
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Night View from Mt. Tengu-yama
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru

Movie of Mt. Tengu-yama

There are Lookout Restraunt "Tengu (てんぐ)", Otaru Ski Museum (小樽スキー博物館) and Tengu-no-Yakata room (天狗の館) at the ropeway station, and the Otaru Ski Museum and the Tengu-no-Yakata room are available to enter for free. In addition, Tenguzakura Cherry Tree (天狗桜), Chipmunk Park (シマリス公園), Slider and Tenguyama Shinto Shrine (天狗山神社) are close to the ropeway station, and Sarutahiko-no-kami (猿田彦大神) is enshrined. In a spring, the Tengu Cherry Tree that cherry blossoms bloom latest in the Otaru can be enjoyed, the Slider, the Chipmunk and hiking can be enjoyed in a summer, and ski or snowboard can be enjoyed in the winter.

Tenguzakura Cherry Tree
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Entrance of Otaru Ski Museum
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Otaru Ski Museum
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Tengu-no-Yakata Room
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Entrance of Tenguyama Shinto Shrine
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Tenguyama Shinto Shrine
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Shinto Building in Winter
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru

A highway bus "Otaru-go (おたる号)" runs between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Otaru. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Otaru Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Sapporo to Otaru
Jalan
Rakuten
(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Otaru to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Otaru Canal.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Otaru Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.

OTARU

Otaru (小樽) that 120,000 people live is the 9th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is located in the located in the northwestern part of Sapporo city. It takes about 30 minutes from the Sapporo to the Otaru by a train. The Otaru is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 8 million people visit here. It is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 30 slopes with its name, so the Otaru has a lot of slope lands, and has a lot of narrow roads. It is famous as a city with a lot of sushi restaurants, too, and more than 100 sushi restaurants open their businesses. Fresh seafood caught in the Sea of Japan facing the Otaru or caought in various places of the Hokkaido can be enjoyed. As for a climate, the Otaru has calm climate, it is cold in a summer, and it snow hard. The Otaru was called an inaccessible land in the old days because all transportation facilities paralyzed by a heavy snow. Read More

Night View from Mt. Tengu-yama
Otaru

Mt. Tengu-yama in Winter or Summer

In the winter or the summer, the Various things can be enjoyed in the Mt. Tengu-yama.

Winter Mt. Tengu-yama

They have 6 ski courses, Family Course (ファミリーコース), Long Line Corse (ロングラインコース), Bambi Course (バンビコース), Old Course (旧コース), New Course (新コース) and Dynamic Course (ダイナミックコース), and 1 ropeway and 2 ski lifts (Mountaintop Family Lift and Panorama Pair Lift) are built. As for the ropeway, unlike the ordinary ski resorts in Hokkaido, skiers and snowboarders must bring their skis and snowboards with their hands. Of course, ordinary tourists as well as the skiers can use the ropeway.

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Mt. Tengu-yama in Winter
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Ropeway Station
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Entrance of Ropeway
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Ropeway Can Hold 30 People
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Look of Ropeway
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Ropeway Station on Mountainside
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View from Observatory. If It Is Fine...
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Ski Lift Station
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View from Ski Lift
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2 Ski Lift Stations on Mountaintop
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Skiers Go up on Ski Lifts
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Snowstorm on Ski Course
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Snowboarder
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Long Line Course
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Long Line Course
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Skiing
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Skier
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Evening Tenguyama Ski Resort
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Bambi Course
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Bambi Course
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Tenguyama Ski Resort Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tenguyama Ski Resort

Ropeway fee One‐way ticket Adult: JPY 680, Child: JPY 340.
Round‐trip ticket Adult: JPY 1020, Child: JPY 520.
Parking lot Parking is provided (150 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-134-33-7381
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 164 626 140*83

Summer Mt. Tengu-yama

5 lookout, 1st Lookout (第1展望台), 2nd Lookout (第2展望台), 3rd Lookout (第3展望台), Tenguzakura Lookout (天狗桜展望台) and Rooftop Observation Deck (屋上展望台) are built around the ropeway station on the mountainside. It takes about 4 minutes from the foot of the mountain to the mountainside by the ropeway. There is the restraunt at the ropeway station, so the visitors can enjoy dishes and the view. In the summer, tourists can visit the mountaintop via Otaru City Route Tenguyama Kanko Line (市道天狗山観光線) by their cars. But the road is difference with the road to the ski resort. In addition, the route is closed in the winter.

Ropeway Station and Sea of Japan
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
View from Mt. Tengu-yama
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
View from Mt. Tengu-yama
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru
Parking Lot on Mountainside
Mt. Tengu-yama in Otaru

List of Activities

Various activities are held in the Otaru. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Otaru Canal Cruise

Movie of Otaru Canal Cruise


Otaru Canal Cruise(小樽運河クルーズ)
Jalan

Blue Cave Cruising

Movie of Blue Cave Cruising


Hokuo Sangyo(北欧産業)
ASOVIEW
Salt Valley 408(ソルトバレー408)
Jalan
KANEHIDE MARINE(カネヒデマリーン)
Prorow Marine(プロロマリン)

Rickshaw

Movie of Rickshaw


Jinrikisha-no-Ebisuya(人力車のえびす屋)

Experiences of Making

Taishou Glass Palace(大正硝子館)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Glass Ayaya(小樽硝子の灯・彩や)
Otaru Orgel Doh Yukobo(小樽オルゴール堂 遊工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Candle Studio(小樽キャンドル工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Shoya(硝屋)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Joie Joie Glass Collection(ジョワ・ジョワ グラスコレクション)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Handmade Glass Studio(小樽手作り硝子工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru il PONTE(小樽 il PONTE)

Sightseeing Taxi

Otaru Hana Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人はなタクシー)
Otaru Ikuta Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人生田タクシー)
Takahashi Taxi(高橋タクシー)
ASOVIEW
Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Otaru. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Ginrinso(銀鱗荘)
Jalan
Former Okagawa Pharmacy((旧)岡川薬局)
Booking
Uomatsu Ryokan(魚松旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Sonia Otaru(ホテルソニア小樽)
Unga-no-Yado Otaru Furukawa(運河の宿 小樽 ふる川)
Hotel Nord Otaru(ホテルノルド小樽)
Dormy Inn Premium Otaru(ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽)
Authent Hotel Otaru(オーセントホテル小樽)
Hotel Inaho(ホテル稲穂)
Booking
Tabino Sanpoyado Otaru Ekimae Guest House Ito(小樽駅前ゲストハウスIto)
THE GREEN OTARU(ザ グリーン オタル)
Oyado Sakurai(御宿 櫻井)
Booking
Etchuya Ryokan(越中屋旅館)
Booking
The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki(おたるないバックパッカーズホステル杜の樹)
DORMITORY L(ドミトリー L)
HP
Jalan
Otarukitaunga Kamomeya(おたる北運河かもめや)
Booking
Life House IPPO(Life House IPPO)
Booking
Rakuten
Otaru Nupuri Hostel (Female Only)(小樽ヌプリホステル)
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Guest House(小樽ゲストハウス)
Booking
Otaru Villa Mount Tengu(小樽ヴィラマウンテング)
Otaru Tenguyama Honkan(小樽天狗山 本館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Tenguyama Sanrokukan(小樽天狗山 山麓館)
emina backpackers(えみな バックパッカーズ)
Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru(ホテルノイシュロス小樽)
Tabi-no-Ie Sha Tomaya(旅人の家 舎 とまや)
Booking
Rakuten
Hotel Musashitei(ホテル武蔵亭)
Korakuen(宏楽園)
Booking
Otaru Asari Classe Hotel(小樽朝里 クラッセホテル)
Otaru Ryotei Kuramure(小樽旅亭 蔵群)
Winkel Village(ウィンケルビレッジ)
Pine House(パインハウス)
Booking
Jalan
Pension Shadow Classe(ペンション・シャドウクラッセ)
Booking
Pension Puti Hotel Roman(ペンション プチホテルろーまん) Only Tel:+81-134-52-2118
Ryobo Hanaemi(旅房はなえみ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Otaru is here

Otaru

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