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Otaru Aquarium, Otaru
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Hotel dolphin show around, I thought aquarium in the country just. However, the comedy Monster show and power was a masterpiece of. Show funny acting of walruses, seals and penguins, sealions springboard, really nice!
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  • I visited 13-year Buri. Does not clearly remember was so nice facilities like haven't changed so much, but the nostalgic feeling of Aquarium. Rare creatures unique to Hokkaido, and sea lions Otaria, seals and walruses and plenty of sea creatures seen and graded.
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  • Marine mammal Park, Dolphin Stadium is in the show, but heartwarming exchange between staff and animals. Doing the best feeling is transmitted. Old buildings and facilities can be enjoyed.
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  • My 1st Self-drive (F&E) tour. My 1st visit to Japan. It is a small aquarium with some outdoor sea performance. See a lot of different kind of interesting fishes. Good to go with the kids.
  • Quaint and rustic feel. Good for 3 hour visit with plenty of parking
  • Very good aquarium. Dolphins show is amazing.
  • The sea view here is beautiful. The animals here are cute. I like the Penguin Walk very much!
  • Old place and you need to take bus to get there