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Otaru Aquarium, Otaru

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At Otaru Aquarium, see the only harbor porpoises in Japan and other curious species, such as Siberian salamanders and floating sea slugs. With nearly 250 different species and 5,000 sea creatures, this is the largest aquarium in Hokkaido. Meet walruses, earless seals, sea lions, and penguins. Acrobatic shows, a penguin walk, and hands-on feeding experiences with spotted seals, harbor seals, and sea lions remain the aquarium's highlights. Amenities include a lounge area, a shop, and a restaurant. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Otaru Aquarium by using our Otaru trip builder.
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  • Ago you want to go once, but finally realized. In aquariums around the country (and say that the number of places) Holy City of fusenwoo. Where are also porpoises just one head in the kamogawa sea world from it. They want to see and visit. The happiest of creatures you want to see there. Had the feeling that many local people do fusenwoo and porpoises are not paid attention so much, losing to the Kaleidoscope of goldfish, Carassius auratus. Fusenwoo are adults and children. Children's cuteness cannot be indescribably said. Watch Dan Golo larger and better complexion, and fun. Long gone.
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  • Was looking forward to the most is a sea lion found the sea lion dives show. Trainer's signaled on all dives from the diving board! The droplets of water soars. The spray flying. Same thing but funny repeat. Echoing the cry of sea lions. Otaru say boils down to this Aquarium. We recommend considering the visits, according to the sea-lion show. Cute baby seal. Think of it, during the exhibition "delicious seasonal tank" that corner, summer was exhibited Atka mackerel, fresh sea urchin. This is the first corner that I think anyone, but to actually see.
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  • 14:30 Otaria dolphin and seal shows a Penguin show, Todd Shaw subsequently saw the sea animals are on show. Wise has been involved reportedly feeling better trained staff enjoy. However, penguins are not tactful but is a staff there were covered by the loveliness of the Penguin. I felt healed a long time.
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  • The indoor section if the aquarium is small but had lots of interesting exhibits for its size and hands on section for children. It also has a dolphin and sea lion show in a separate building. The sea mammal park is much bigger with various shows and a penguin walk. Admission vibes with a free style rental, overall a great experience of you have children. I'm not sure if it's worth visiting in the winter though
  • This aquarium is partially outdoor. Best time to visit is spring and autumn when the weather is cool. and you can stay outdoor watching the shows. The display include Penguin parade, Sea lion show, Seal show, dolphin show and sea lion dives from high platform. There are restaurant inside the aquarium. There is a steep hill going towards the outdoor part of the aquarium. Kart is available for those who have difficulty climbing steep slope. You can purchase fishes to feeds the seals. Watch out for the seagull while you are feeding the seals. Bus are infrequent here. check the timing especially the last bus of the day.
  • Lovely fever sea animals! Really enjoy winter activities in Otaru Aquarium! 1.Lovely Penguin Snow Walk (11:30, 12:40, 14:40) 2. Feeding cute Seals (10:40, 14:30) 2016winter information
  • Only recommend if you are traveling into Otaru with young kids in toll. A cozy aquarium to keep the children engaged for a few precious hrs.
  • You can see sea animals very closly even in a meter. So peaceful and quiet.

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Where to stay in Otaru

Historic little Otaru brings in significant numbers of visitors every year, with its scenic old canals and relaxed bayside charm. Take a peek at the converted warehouses in the canal district for some of the most stylish accommodations in town, with boutique hotels decorated with a keen eye for detail. Standard and luxury hotels line the newer commercial streets around town, while well-kept, traditional (or traditional-looking) "ryokan" (guesthouses) sit on the older commercial thoroughfares. Budget hostels can be found throughout, offering private and shared rooms.
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