Top 7 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Otaru, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan - Updated 2022

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The tourist spots in Otaru city offer a nostalgic sense to many, including the Otaru Canal, the glasswork shops on Sakaimachi Street, and the historical buildings on Northern Wall Street. If you are planning to visit Otaru to enjoy its tourist spots, check out the top 7 Airbnb vacation rentals in the area which you can stay in at an affordable price! 2 of them are near Otaru Station, 3 are located in the market district, and 2 are located along the coast.

1. One-bedroom house with a living room that offers a view of the ocean / Otaru city (from USD 22)

Enjoy a view of the sea from the living room of this one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to 4 guests. Aside from being located near the sea, it has convenient access to both Otaru and Sapporo. It is well-furnished with concrete walls and Okinawan tatami floors, which make you feel as if you are living in a designer mansion. Although the host keeps a dog on the premises, guests are not allowed to bring their own pets.

海の見える開放感ある一軒家 A house with a view of the sea
Otaru-shi, Hokkaidō, Japan
154 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
from the dining table you can enjoy the view of the sea
nice bathroom living room and bedroom the house is pretty good with sea review
not to mention the homemade breakfast served (500yen/pax) is delicious
and the breakfast was delicious and not expensive
the house is great clean and warm
the room is very clean and warm as well
their house is beautiful huge and it is clean and tidy
the room is very clean
clean and calm house and private room and i liked very silence village
home place and owner host very nice
the staff there did not speak much english but they were kind and patient
chiaki are very friendly
chiaki and his wife are so nice host and help us a lot
perfect lovely host in the house
nice quiet area close to downtown sapporo
there is free parking onsite and the jr station is about a 10 minute walk down the hill
it was such a good place to stay and since house is located between sapporo and otaru
zenibako is very close to both otaru and sapporo so easily accessible by train or by car
in summary this place is more than expectation and extremely excellent
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2. A colorful and cute room perfect for female travelers / Otaru city

Despite being located in a quiet neighborhood, this bright room is a 5-minute walk from Otaru Station and is easily accessible from Otaru Canal. Up to 6 guests can enjoy the basic amenities offered in the apartment, which include a bedroom, a living room, a dining room and a kitchen. We strongly recommend this accommodation to female travelers for its excellently color-coordinated interiors.

【SuperHost】Good access in Otaru!
Otaru-shi, Hokkaidō, Japan
220 reviews
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms looks warm and sweet
it’s a sweet room for group of 4
clean and comfortable stay
it was clean and comfortable
room was clean and cozy
and it is clean and warm
house is clean and cosy
host is easily contactable
host is friendly and helpful
moon was a great host
our hosts were very prompt and helpful in answering all our questions
host is really responsive and helpful
good location near jr otaru station and morning market
near to train station and main attractions in otaru
moon's apartment is very nice and comfortable and well located (near to otaru station)
location wise it’s easy access to otaru train station as well as the otaru canal
location is not bad to travel in otaru
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3. Private room a 10-minute drive from a ski slope and surf point / Otaru city

Here, you can stay in Zenibako, a small town located right between Sapporo and Otaru. The room offers a view of the ocean from a quiet residential area in the mountains. You may be able to catch a glimpse of wild animals and birds which frequently show up in the gardens. It is a 10-minute drive to the closest ski slope and surf point. If skiing and surfing don’t take your fancy, then try fishing in the river close by. Up to 8 guests can enjoy the amenities in the house, which include four bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and a nice charcoal stove.

Z House room 1
小樽市見晴町, 北海道, Japan
25 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 6 Beds 2 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all facilities were available to use including the kitchen :) a pleasant no fills stay
the wood stove makes the living room so comfortable
the house itself is a little old but it’s clean and comfortable to stay
host is very nice and chat with him also very nice
the host is a friendly and approachable guy and very keen to help his guests
the house host is very kind and interest
the owner took me around during his free time and we went to an onsen and around the mountains
you can meet a space and thoughtful host where you can feel the japanese house trendy
and landscape from train start zenibako station until otaru chikko station is very nice
it was great traditional hostelbut was not near to station zenibacoit takes about 10 minutes on foot
z's house is great place
z house is a place to relax slowly
he's a nice guy and for anyone that likes the outdoors this place is a great option
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4. One-bedroom apartment with a view of the ocean, near the commercial district of Sakaimachi Street / Otaru city

In addition to being a 1-minute walk from Otaru’s Sakaimachi commercial district, this modern and attractive home gives you a panoramic view of the ocean. It is a 7-minute walk from the Otaru Canal and is also within walking distance of many famous tourist spots in Otaru. A 24-hour self-check-in is available, on top of a double bed, a sofa bed, and a futon in the room which can sleep up to 5 guests comfortably.

1min Otaru Shops St★1BR#49★Free Parking/WiFi/Kids
Otaru-shi, Hokkaidō, Japan
132 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the air-con most that made us feel comfortable
the bed and sofa were also very comfortable
great view from the apartment too
however it'll be better if there is an air conditioner during the summer months
wonderful bright corner apartment with good views of the sea and city
very clean and cozy
very clean and beautiful apartment
very very clean place
new clean and nicely designed room
such a clean and lovely place
the host is good
perfect host thanks a lot
i hope owner take care of it
easy self-check in the host provided instruction in very details
shiori is friendly and helpful
location is near major attractions
great place close to the water
great location to visit otaru street
location is good few minutes walk to the shopping street and attraction
the location for shiori's place is outstanding it is within walking distance to many of otaru's attractions
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5. An attractive, modern, and spacious interior / Otaru city

This accommodation is close to another famous tourist landmark in Otaru, known as the Kitaichi Venetian Art Museum. It is also a 10-minute walk from the city’s commercial district, and a 7-minute drive from the JR Otaru Station. The modern rooms in this house are furnished with dark wooden walls and white floors which contrast each other. Up to 4 guests can enjoy these rooms, together with a fully equipped kitchen that will make you feel right at home.

No.402(B)Can go & back Niseco in 1 day! Modern apt
Otaru-shi, Hokkaidō, Japan
61 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful modern sparkling clean and fully equipped apartment with a great view tara's responses were prompt and helpful
super clean and new
except for this the interior was very clean and beautifully decorated
it was clean modern and much bigger than i expected
the place was great: very new clean and equipped with everything we needed for our stay
perfect location cleanliness and interior style
thank you very much for your kind reply and quick reply
the host tara was very helpful and willing to let us leave our bags in earlier
tara is a nice friendly and helpful host she always tries to maintain a smooth communication with us
the apartment is at good location just about 10 minutes walk to the canal
better park at main street and drive up
apart from the location the apartment is new which is really nice to stay in
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6. The perfect rental home for 16 guests / Otaru city

If you’re looking for an apartment which offers privacy and a sense of nostalgia, then this home, located in a quiet neighborhood, is the perfect accommodation. It is a 7-minute walk from Otaru Station and a 15-minute walk from the Otaru Canal. With 4 bedrooms, separate toilets and showers, a living room, a kitchen and a dining room, the house has enough room to accommodate up to 16 guests.

Spacious house in Otaru that sleeps 16

7. A modern, Japanese-style room / Otaru city

For those who want convenient access to sightseeing destinations in Otaru, we recommend the Sakura Inn which can accommodate up to 5 guests. It is a 3-minute walk to Otaru Station and the bus terminal, and a 10-minute walk to a street full of Otaru’s popular sushi restaurants and the Otaru Canal. Past guests have found the atmosphere of the Japanese-style rooms to be very attractive and praised it for being well-placed for local amenities such as a café, a kimono rental, a Japanese-style bar, and a French restaurant, which are all located just below the room.

Otaru-shi, Hokkaidō, Japan
49 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Book a stay in Otaru with Airbnb

Otaru is a city for those looking for something romantic and nostalgic. From rooms that are fashionably furnished to spacious rental homes that can accommodate large groups, there is a wide variety of Airbnb vacation rentals in Otaru that you can choose from, and they can be so much more convenient than staying at a hotel.

There are plenty of lodgings you can find on Airbnb, so feel free to click on the links to find out more.

*All information provided is up to date as of November 2017. For any possible changes or updates, please refer to the links.

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