There are some great opportunities for the countdown party to New year in Otaru.
I'll introduce you them today.
With delicious local beer!
Time: 2011/Dec.31. 8pm ~ 2012/Jan.1. 5pm
Place: Otaru-soko No.1 (Otaru's local beer brewery)
Access: 15 minutes walk from JR Otaru station.
★This brewery is located along the Otaru canal, which has good restaurant with stage for concerts too. Dance and music shows will be held from 8pm. They sell advance eat & drink ticket for 2,000yen. (Face value is 2,500yen)
With delicious Japanese sake!
【Tanaka Sake brewery "Yuku sake Kuru sake 2012"】
Time: 2011/Dec.31. 11pm ~ 2012/Jan.1. 2am
Place: Tanaka Sake brewery Kikkogura branch
Access: 40 minutes walk from JR Otaru station. 15 minutes walk from Minami Otaru station.
There is no bus around this time.
Taxi...from Otaru station, 10minutes.
from Minami Otaru station, 5minutes.
★They offer first Japanese sake of the year. You can enjoy "Herring soba (noodle)", rice cake and so on.
See the first sunrise of the year!
【Mt.Tengu Rope way】
Time: Run from 2012/Jan.1. 6:30am
Place: Mountaintop of Mt. Tengu
Access: Special bus runs for the first sunrise from Chuo-bus Otaru station terminal. It takes about 20minutes to the base of Mt. Tengu.
Bus Timetable... 6:30, 6:36, 6:42, 6:48, 6:54, 7:00, 7:06, 7:12, 7:18, 7:24, 7:30, 7:36, 7:42, 7:48, 7:54, 8:00, 8:12, 8:24, 8:36, 8:48
★They provide free hot soup with rice cake from 7am, limited for 100 visitors.
Otaru is quite cold place but would you like to enjoy a great new year in Otaru?
Thank you for your reading my blog this year.
I will do my best more for this blog next year.
I wish you a bright and successful New Year :)