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Otaru Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fantastic Penquin Parade of Otaru

It is not far from central Otaru. Visitors can go there by local buses (Seeing houses and way of... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2019
Jesdaa P
Bangkok, Thailand

If you don’t have enough time to go to Asahikawa and you’re staying in Sapporo, I recommend you... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
Isehara, Japan
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
+81 134-33-1400
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

It is not far from central Otaru. Visitors can go there by local buses (Seeing houses and way of Otaru people by the way to the aquarium is value for money and time to see). Admission fee is very cheap while it provides many kinds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jesdaa P
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We visited Otaru for the Lantern Festival and decided to spend a couple of hours at the aquarium. That was a mistake. By the entrance there was a small pool with 4 large loggerhead turtles desperately trying to get out and things didn’t really get...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne W
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

If you don’t have enough time to go to Asahikawa and you’re staying in Sapporo, I recommend you come here to see the penguin parade. It’s only about 10 minutes. They have many animal shows you can watch here. They have a Pelican walk too....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rpdbrpdbrpdb05301990
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I was enthralled to my first ever Walrus. What a magnificent beast. The park is very old but they've held it together well. The semi natural pools for the seals down the hill in the rocks in the same place as the Walruses as well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Not huge by world standards, but really interesting. Some species I had mever seen before, such as Sturgeon, and the penguins are fascinating.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jonnotheskier
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Small aquarium which took us about 2 hours to finish. Good to understand the local aquatic life around Hokkaido.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nick H
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Worth it if you are in Otaru. Young kids may not enjoy the scenic attractions in Otaru itself but will enjoy the aquarium. There are always some event happening every hour if the day to keep you in awe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WeiThiam
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I found this is an interesting place and it is good for family visit, especially for kids. I enjoyed the Walrus feeding, seal performance, penguins’ show and stellar seal water jumping. The last one is the dolphins show. The marine mammal park is located outdoor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lowc976
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Bus no. 10 and 11 from Otaru bus terminal (Yen 220 per pax) goes direct to the aquarium. The bus journey will end its journey at the aquarium. The journey is about 20-30 mins. Our family enjoyed all the shows esp the walrus and sea...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

There are many species of sea creatures and that's about it. It's not worth a visit if you're a tourist. Payment is only in cash and the only English word of the sea creature is shown, with all other information in Japanese. Sea Lion and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RIN06
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from sahasuhana | Reviewed this property |
you can go by bus.You can take bus no 10 from otaru bus terminal.( i went jan 2018)
May 7, 2018|
Response from speeddolphin | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any parking gantries when I went in December. However, it was all snowed up then too!
March 14, 2018|
Response from speeddolphin | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. I don't think so, because they need the snow. But I only went once in winter. You might wish to check the Otaru Aquarium website.