OMO 5 Otaru

OMO 5 Otaru

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OMO 5 Otaru

OMO 5 Otaru

OMO5 Otaru by Hoshino Resorts

The OMO5 Hotel is located in the lovely port city of Otaru in Hokkaido. Otaru is a small city renowned for its canal and warehouse district and historic buildings, the fishing and seafood, and glassworks artisan studios. It’s close to various ski areas, so you can combine a Japanese experience in Otaru with powder chasing.

The OMO5 Hotel by Hoshino Resorts is a lovely historic building that has been tastefully renovated to provide a deluxe stay.

Where is OMO5 Otaru?

OMO5 Otaru Hotel is very centrally located in Otaru, about 750 metres from the train station.

The hotel sits on the same street as the Sakaimachi Street and it is just a few minutes walk to the collection of glass shops, souvenir shops, and eateries. The hotel is only 260m walk to the Otaru canal.

Shuttles to Nearby Ski Areas

Whilst having a car will provide the most flexibility to chase the powder at the nearby ski areas of Otaru, the hotel is well located to get to a few of the ski areas without a car.

Shuttles to Kiroro have a stop outside the hotel. The bus to Kiroro attracts a small fee and needs to be reserved at least the day prior.

There are also shuttles to Snow Cruise Onze that have a bus stop out the front of the hotel.

A bus stop to get to Otaru Tenguyama Ski Resort is one minute walk away from the hotel.

A bus stop to get to Asarigawa Onsen is about 9 minutes walk from the hotel.

Hotel Rooms

The hotel has two sections: the historic building that’s been tastefully renovated; and the modern adjoining wing.

Superior rooms
  • located in the historic building with retro outfit and high windows
  • 1 to 2 people, 2 single beds
  • 28m²
  • Bath in addition to shower
Twin room
  • for 1 to 2 people , 2 single beds
  • 25m²〜26m²
Triple room
  • for 1 to 3 people, 3 single beds
  • 30m²〜32m²
All guest rooms are equipped with a comfortable sofa space, small fridge, kettle and ensuite bathroom.

Facilities & Services

  • Ski and snowboard equipment and clothing rentals can be arranged
  • Wax bar (winter months) - tuning area and wax provided
  • Drying room (winter months) & ski and snowboard storage
  • Slope information map that includes conditions report
  • Discounted lift ticket sales for Kiroro
  • English & Japanese speaking staff
  • Guest microwave, ice machine
  • Laundry
  • Free wifi
  • Limited parking in front of the hotel or paid parking next door


The dining area of OMO5 Hotel is located in the historic part of the building where a blend of old and modern décor makes it aesthetically striking, especially with the soaring ceilings.

A buffet breakfast is available. In addition to lots of Japanese fare and pastries, the breakfast includes Spanish inspiration and may include fare such as Spanish omelette and churros. Different juices and great coffee round off a great breakfast.

Dinner can be included with a reservation. It also has Spanish influences and includes tapas, paella, other mains, delectable desserts and wine, champagne and non-alcoholic sangria.

Later on in the evening, the dining area morphs into a lounge where oil lamps are lit, and an antique music box plays a couple of times an hour. Drinks are available.

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A real bathroom - exciting!
Lovely dining area
Breakfast creations
Dinner tapas
Dinner paella - yum!
We really enjoyed our stay in Otaru. This is a great little city, with so many spots to wander around and explore. The OMO5 is in a great position to access the canal, the main tourist shopping precinct, and the many restaurants and bars. It’s also well positioned close to bus stops to get to the ski areas, although we had a car so we didn’t get to check out the bus operations.

The hotel has been beautifully created, by maintaining the façade of the historic building and many period furnishings and fittings whilst integrating the modern components of the hotel. The dining area in the old part of the building is particularly beautiful, with its soaring ceilings, large windows, funky floor tiles, and grandiose but contemporary chandeliers. Then there was the food, which was equally well presented.

Breakfast was a buffet, with mostly Japanese fare, which was nice to see. This included the usual miso and rice, lots of salad items, fried squid, and attractively arranged cod roe creations. There was also a Spanish theme for the main dishes, which included Spanish omelette with garlic bread and pancetta, and churros with filthy yummy chocolate sauce. A variety of mini pastries were also on offer, and in addition to standard coffee, there was a coffee machine that made a nice latte.

Even though there are lots of great restaurants to discover in Otaru, you should have dinner at the hotel at least one night. Our dinner was exquisite. It started with Japanese/Spanish fusion tapas, then pork with accompaniments, then paella, then a buffet of various dessert treats which were definitely worth finding the room for. Dinner also included nice wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our twin room was quite nice and spacious, and it had a small sofa, which probably became more of a junk repository than a seating area. Like many Japanese hotels, there were zero hooks in the room (not even to hang a towel), no shelves and 4 coat hangers in a large hanging space. We made a right old mess of the room in no time! The shower was magnificent, and rather than being a bolt-on ugly pre-fab bathroom, it was a real bathroom with lots of room – not something to take for granted in Japan! Also, the wifi was really good.

One final pro of the hotel was the service. A few of the reception staff spoke reasonable English to make up for our poor Japanese language skills, and the staff in the dining room were amazing.
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