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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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