Otaru Kihinkan (The Old Aoyama Villa)

The artistic mansion overlooking the sea of Japan (traditional building)

Also features a restaurant.

Address63, Shukutsu 3 chome, Otaru-shi
Business hoursApr.-Oct. / 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nov.-Mar. / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Dec. 29-31 / 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Regular closed dayJan. 1-7
Correspondence languageJapanese 

Map of surrounding areas


  • Herring Goten Otaru VIP Hall (Old Aoyama villa)Herring Goten Otaru VIP Hall (Old Aoyama villa) Get off at "Shukudzu 3 chome" and walk 5 minutes on foot
  • Asarigawa OnsenAsarigawa Onsen A hot-spring village know as the backroom of Otaru, 30 minutes from Otaru Station.
  • Otaru Sumiyoshi ShrineOtaru Sumiyoshi Shrine The main building. Citizen's during the reclamation need the protection of ancestors and purification from god.
  • Ryugu ShrineRyugu Shrine The shrine was built on the native Ainu ground used for religious services after the war of Hokkaido by commander-in-chief Takeaki Enomoto.
  • Temiya Cave Because it is engraved in the fragile rock called the Otaru soft stone, a preservation building along the rock was constructed.
  • Otaru Suitengu ShrineOtaru Suitengu Shrine A famous place for cherry blossoms at a hill location overlooking Otaru Port.
  • GinrinsouGinrinsou Popular for its view from the outdoor bath. The view encompasses the city of Otaru and Ishikari Bay.
  • Mt. Tengu-yamaMt. Tengu-yama One of the three famous night views of Hokkaido (Otaru's Mt. Tenguyama, Mt. Moiwa, and Mt. Hakodate).
  • Otaru Blue Cave To see Otaru's blue cave you can go from Otaru Port for 90 minutes
  • Asahi ObservatoryAsahi Observatory An elevated area to the rear of Otaru Station.