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5 Hour Private 4 Person Car from Otaru to Sapporo with Non-English Speaking Driver

by TR Taxi
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5h $ 310 Price up to 4 people


  • You can customize the itinerary by requesting different places in Sapporo.

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310.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 15 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 51.70


Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

What to Expect

This tour will take you to famous historical sites and sightseeing spots in the area.
The driver will also give you information about nice local restaurants.

Organized by TR Taxi

(12) Reviews


  • You can customize the itinerary by requesting different places in Sapporo.


1. Please send us a message before booking as we need to confirm the availability of cars in each city. On your message, please make sure to write down details of your request including:
- number of people
- pickup time and location
- dropoff time and location
- luggage amount
- usage: sightseeing, one way, round trip etc (if sightseeing, please mention spot names)

2. The customer is requested to complete booking process (with payment) 3 DAYS before the tour date at the latest. During high seasons (spring and fall in Japan), all of the cars in our stock usually get reserved, so please make a reservation well before hand.

・The drivers cannot speak English.
・The tour price doesn't include admission fee, toll fee, meals, or lodging.
・If the tour itinerary requires an overnight stay, the guest is requested to pay the lodging expense of the driver.
・When the drop off point is different from the pick-up point, the guest is possibly requested to pay the toll fee for the taxi to return if necessary.

What‘s included
car, driver, fuel, hotel pickup and drop-off
What‘s not included
entrance fee, meals, parking fee, highway fee, ferry fee, hotel for driver (if multiple day)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Sapporo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Otaru
5 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can a taxi accommodate?

It depends on the car/ bus size as follows:
Taxi (sedan: 4, jumbo: 9)
Bus (micro: 17, small: 24, medium: 34, big: 45)

How do you count no. of children?

Under 12, 3 children are counted as 2 adults, 2 children are counted as 2 adults and 1 child is counted as 1 adult.
*Infants are also counted in the total no. of passengers.

Can I request a child seat?

It depends on the taxi company (it is not an obligation to provide a child seat in a taxi). Please leave notes (the age of the child is necessary) in the request form upon booking.

Can a taxi carry large sized luggage?

It depends on the luggage size and the no. of passengers. The normal sedan taxi has a fuel tank in its trunk, so please be advised that the trunk is smaller than of a normal car.

How early do I have to make a reservation?

The customer is requested to complete booking process (with payment) 3 days before the tour date at the latest.
During high seasons (spring and fall in Japan), all of the cars in our stock usually get reserved, so please make a reservation well before hand.

Can I change my reservation after booking?

We accept your request via messages. If it is at short notice, we might charge extra fee for the arrangement.

Can I change the starting time on the day of the tour?

It is not possible to change the starting time at short notice.

Can I make another reservation?

Please send us a message or book a tour on our activity list.

Does the tour price include toll fee?

No. Please kindly pay the toll fee by cash on site where necessary.

What does the tour price include?

It includes driver fee, fuel fee and tax. Parking fee, toll fee, deadhead toll fee and ferry fare are excluded, so please kindly pay by cash on site.

What are deadhead toll fee and ferry fare?

Deadhead toll fee is toll fee for a taxi to go to the meeting point before the tour and to return to the company garage after the tour (only if it has to take a toll road). Ferry fare means passenger fare and taxi carriage fare if the route includes ferry transportation during the tour. (passenger fare of the driver is included in the carriage fare)

Do I have to bring anything for the tour?

Please bring the printed booking confirmation so that the driver can identify you upon meeing. If it's impossible to print it out, please take notes of reservation no., boarding date, company's name and its phone number on your memo. Or you can show the booking confirmation on your smartphone.

Where am I supposed to meet the driver?

In the case of the hotel pick-up, please wait in the hotel lobby. The driver will come and pick you up. In the case of airport/ station pick-up, the driver will welcome you holding a board with the guest's name at the arrival/ ticket gate. If the pick-up place is not the arrival/ ticket gate, we will notify the guest in advance.

What if I am running late for the meeting time?

The driver will wait max. 30min if the train/ plane is being delayed. If you are running late due to personal reasons and we can't contact you within 10min of the meeting time, your reservation will be cancelled. If we can contact you, the taxi meter will run until your arrival and you will be requested to pay for the fare additionally.

What if the taxi/ bus does not show up?

Please kindly call the operation company on your booking confirmation or us (our business hours are 9am-6pm on weekdays).

Does the driver conduct guided tours?

In the case of sightseeing tours, the driver is supposed to give a guided tour, but it will be provided mainly by English materials such as a brochure and pamphlet due to the language limitation of the driver. In the case of airport/ station transfer and a bus tour, no tour will be offered.

Can I change the routes of the tour after the departure?

Please kindly ask the driver. There is a possibility that your request cannot be met.

What If I want to finish the tour earlier than the scheduled ending time?

Please kindly ask the driver. Please be advised that the tour fee is not refundable.

Do you accept guests with a wheelchair?

If it's a foldable wheelchair, a taxi can carry it in its trunk. In the case of an electric one, availability of taxis with wheelchair lifts are limited to certain areas, so please kindly send us an inquiry.

Can I carry my pet with me in a taxi?

It is usually not acceptable (depending on the taxi company), but guide/ service dogs are exempted. If you have one in your group, please leave request notes upon booking.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 7 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 30% charge.
  • If you cancel between 8 and 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.

About TR Taxi


(12) Reviews

Contact TR Taxi

We offer sightseeing car tours and airport/ station transfer services all over Japan!
With our nationwide network, we arrange more than 20,000 high quality taxis every year without any accidents for over 15 years, since the inception of our company.
Our service will surely make your journey in Japan more pleasant and memorable.

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Reviews ( 12 )

5 days ago |   by Susan

“ Excellent driver ”

The driver was very professional and polite. He spoke enough English to be helpful. He waited for us at each site so we could take as much time as we wanted. He walked with us in the Naha market area to be sure we I'd not get lost. We were very pleased with his service.

1 week ago |   by Precioso

“ Very on the dot. Amazing tour ”

The Driver Mr. Han was very nice and knew everything there is in Kyoto. We got around 4 destinations with just the right amount of time to enjoy tge experience and take alot of nice pictures. He himself also is a great photographer. So he knew where to take the right shots. Also the person in contact with in the emails was very responsive and replies really fast. Overall, very great tour highly recommended.

3 weeks ago |   by

“ Travel in comfort and enjoyment ”

We booked TR taxi for a day trip from Kumamoto to Aso farmland and Yufuin. The trip starts at 915 from Kumamoto shinkansen station. We arrived in Aso farmland and spent 2 hours there which was great fun for our family with a young son. Then we travel to Yufuin for a walk on the main Street (the driver dropped us off outside kimono makeover shop) then we went to kinrin lake for photograph. The final stop is an onsen hotel with a family onsen. What a great day! The driver was truly wonderful. We don't speak Japanese but managed to use Google translate. It didn't matter as he had the itinerary well prepared. On the way back,he did a brief break- to buy us ice cream ! And candy for my sore throat . He is really really considerate! Love Triple Lights and will definitely use them again and recommend to others for a peace of mind holiday in beautiful Japan especially for families with small children.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Sharon

“ Transfer service from hakuba to karuizawa ”

The driver was super on time...he was early actually. The car was very clean and comfortable. The driver was a superb driver. Even though he can’t communicate in English, he took the effort to call back to customer service for translation. Good job.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Joyce

“ Amazing mountain hopping trip ”

Thanks for the rides around the mountains in Central Japan! We had a great time - very good communication (hence arrangement) and professional drivers. Not cheap but worth it!! Would definitely recommend TripleLights service!

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