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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. Discover how to plan a Otaru trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • It’s small, good maintenance but I think it need to refurnished as it look really old Not much employees here as I see all the performances are lead by the same employees . Closer contact with penguin...  more »
  • Stay at neuschloss, available on the next day. Due to winter sales were somewhat lower rates. It took me less than parking. March of the penguins was fun, but cold is painful. One of the attractions was that small.
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  • The aquarium must be a simple one, with all the shows on show time, and each show is almost always going on, after watching all the shows, we'll go to the aquarium to appreciate the rarity of the fish. It's just about as good as the little bottle. The scenery of the river and the week is the perfect little bottle.
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  • Easy to go via bus from otaru station.it is the last station however in winter some performance (penguin) is done at outdoor ( the animals is at outdoor place so people with kids might have to bring extra layers)
  • Up close & personal to penguins! The penguin walk is definitely worthwhile to check out. Admission fee is reasonable. Great entertainment for kids.
  • Great program. Beautiful sea view. Happy penguins
  • There are a lot of really cool exhibits here, animals we haven't seen elsewhere, and the penguin walk was wonderful!
  • Close encounter with animals. Great view and exciting animal show
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