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Otaru train station is very small and doesn’t have much to offer. BUT you can find a lot of unique souvenirs and local delicacies in the little inside market. There is also a very tiny fish shop and a small corner shop that sells fried...More
A nice small station that houses a tourist info center, some nice restaurants and bakery, souvenirs shops and toilets. We got a very useful map of Otaru from the Tourist Info Center. A Clean station. Very near to Sankaku market.
Tourist information offers English pamphlet. The clerk seems to give us the honest and reliable comments and tells us the route for sight-seeing.
At the midorino madoguchi ticket counter, you can buy the reserved seat to Chitose airport.
After the mob scenes of Tokyo Station (and just about any station in greater Tokyo) and similar crowds at Sapporo Station, Otaru was a nice, clean, small scale station that was easy to navigate, had good bathrooms, good food selections and a nice bakery. Since...More
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You will be on the right level - the train you want will be on the adjoining platform. If you already have your ticket through to New Chitose it is right there for you. If you need to get a ticket you will need... More
You will be on the right level - the train you want will be on the adjoining platform. If you already have your ticket through to New Chitose it is right there for you. If you need to get a ticket you will need to go down on the escalator - you will not get list as it is a small station. The rapid airport train runs every half hour from Otaru, and it takes an hour and a quarter to reach the airport, which us the terminus, so you cannot go wrong. Each station is announced as it us approached and English is used as well as Japanese. (Do not catch the stopping train as it rakes much longer - the overhead signs on the station platform are very clear.)
A carriage in the centre of the train - possibly carriage 4 - is for reserved seats only - if I recall properly, this is clearly marked.
It us clearly marked on the edge of the platform where the carriage doors will be.
It is a very easy, efficient trip.