How to get to the Hostel

“Minami Otaru Station” is the nearest station to our hostel, BUT I recommend to get off at “Otaru Station“
Otaru Station is the main station of Otaru and is a historic building.
If you come to Otaru for the first time, You should start your trip from Otaru Station.
Otaru Station is equipped with elevators and escalators. Good for heavy luggages. But “Minami Otaru Station” is not equipped. In Otaru Station there are International tourist information office, lots of coin lockers and souvenir shops with sushi bar.
Otaru station is farther for about 5 minutes to our hostel than Minami Otaru Station. But this route is flat and walking downtown with shopping arcade. You can enjoy for walk. Especially in the winter this route is safety.


The Otarunai Backpackers’ Hostel MorinoKi
  • Address: 4-15 Aioi Otaru-shi Hokkaido 047-0028
  • Telephone: +81-134-23-2175

  • from JR Otaru station
    • 18 min on foot (1.4km)
    • about ¥550 by Taxi
    • Easy and fun, but a bit far.
    • This route is recommended particularly in winter.
    • Google Map (Otaru Sta. Route)
  • from JR Minami-Otaru station
  • from Ferry Terminal
  • by Car, Motorcycle
    • Via Route 5:
      Turn to the port direction at the Hanazono crossing street, 500m
      [Google Map]
    • Via Expressway:
      About 2km from the Otaru exit through Rinkai RD route 17 (terminal)
      [Google Map]
    • Notice for car navigator users:
      Some car navigators show wrong direction to MorinoKi by phone number search.
      Map Code: 493 660 595*48

How to get to Otaru

  • by Plane (update: January 2018)
    • Flight time to New Chitose Airport
      • from Haneda Airport / Narita International Airport: 100 min
      • from Chubu International Airport: 120 min
      • from Kansai International Airport: 140 min
      • from Naha Airport: 4h
      • from Seoul: 3h
      • from Taipei: 5h
      • from Hong Kong: 6h
      • from Bangkok: 8h
  • by train (update: January 2018)
    • from New Chitose Airport: [Rapid Airport for Otaru] 75min. ¥1,780
    • from Sapporo: [Local] 50min. ¥640, [Rapid] 35 min ¥640
    • from Kucchan (Niseko): [Local] 75min. ¥1,070
      • from Hakodate: [Local via Niseko] 8h ¥4,750, [Express via Sapporo] 4h 30min ¥9,890
      • from Asahikawa: [Local] 3h 30min. ¥3,240, [Express] 2h 15min. ¥5,040
      • from Wakknai: [Express] 6h ¥10,250
      • from Abashiri: [Express] 7h ¥9,930
      • from Obihiro: [Express] 3h 40min ¥7,130
      • from Kushiro: [Express] 5h ¥9,390
      • from Sendai: [Shinkansen + Express] 7h ¥22,030
      • from Tokyo: [Shinkansen + Express] 9h ¥26,760
      • from Osaka: [Shinkansen + Express] 12h ¥35,950
    • JR Hokkaido
  • by Bus (update: January 2018)
    • from Sappro Station Terminal: [Express ] (Chuo Bus, JR Bus)] 70min. ¥610
    • from Kucchan (Niseko area): [Express] (Chuo Bus) 90min. ¥1,320
    • There is not any shuttle bus between New Chitose Airport and Otaru.
  • by Car, Motorcycle (update: January 2018)
    • from New Chitose Airport: 85km 2h20min, [via Expressway] 70min.
    • from Sapporo: 38km 55mins., [via Express way] 35min
    • from Asahikawa: 156km 3h10min, [via Expressway] 2h10min.
    • from Kucchan (Niseko): 62km 70min.
    • from Hakodate: 250km 4h15min., [via Expressway] 3h40min.
    • NEXCO East
  • by Ferry (update: January 2018)
    • Maizuru(Kyoto) to Otaru: 20h ¥9,570~
    • Niigata to Otaru: 18h ¥6,480~
    • Shin Nihon-kai Ferry
    • Please note that the schedule for the winter season may change.