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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 southwestern part 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 northwestern direction 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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    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.

      Otaru

        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
        Otaru Nature Village(おたる自然の村)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Asarigawa Onsen

          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
          Otaru Boyo Schanze Automobile Campsite(小樽望洋シャンツェオートキャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Asarigawa Onsen Automobile Campsite(朝里川温泉オートキャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Booking.com

          A page of Otaru is here

          Otaru

          By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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