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Otaru Aquarium

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3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047 Hokkaido
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Otaru Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Otaru Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Otaru!<br><br>Otaru is a famous historical city and popular vacation spot in Hokkaido. But if you’ve never been there before, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see. In this guide, We’ll introduce some of the best sightseeing spots, restaurants and sweet shops for those going to Otaru for the first time.<br><br>Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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FamilyTravellers wrote a review Dec 2020
Bangkok, Thailand94 contributions21 helpful votes
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To get there was very easy as you can catch the bus at Otaru station or a taxi very easily. But the way back you will have to plan well for the bus back as per timetable... waiting at the bus stop was freezing 🥶 Shows were all nice and not too much forcing the animals ... they were lovely and naturally presented the show 🥰
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Date of experience: February 2020
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L0rnaandPaul wrote a review Nov 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
They need to shut this place down - it is so sad to see the animals, especially the dolphins swimming in cricles, so stressed out. I would not visit this place again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ambamb8 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China270 contributions168 helpful votes
Given Otaru is a very small city in Hokkaido, it's unrealistic to expect a very cool aquarium. Frankly, having its own aquarium is already amazing. The closest encounter one can get:- - winter in snow, penguins walking next to you. - dolphin show with dolphin only 3m away. - touching the octopus and "sucks" by it. Great fun day for kids and parents.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Georgia wrote a review Feb 2020
Queensland, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
This place definitely isn’t what we expected. On entry there is 3 large turtles in a tiny pool. One of them didn’t move the whole time and another kept banging up against the wall. The dolphins were kept in what looked like a standard pool. They kept swimming fast in circles. Clearly the animals are distressed. If you didn’t think it could get any worse, the other large fish are kept in over crowded dirty tanks, the penguins kept in a small enclosure outside (where they are only allowed out for 5 minute walks 3 times a day) and the sea lions are kept in a tank smaller than an average backyard pool. After seeing this, then the area opened to play with the animals. The octopus was the most disturbing with one of the staff telling someone “don’t try to touch because it is angry”. People were not being supervised while holding other animals. A man looked like he was gonna squeeze one to death. Safe to say this place is not clean or well kept at all. So you can only imagine what happens to the animals when they close. If you care about animal welfare DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME or money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Amirul Afiq wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia46 contributions
Here you can see penguin dolphins bear and many more. Its very cheap to see those animals. They got timing for the show. Make sure you chrck it first bfore going there.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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