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Otaru Aquarium, Otaru

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Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Wanted to go there because of the lumpfish. This aquarium has many fishes which are not common to see! The best thing here is the shows of the marine mammal park. Definitely cannot miss!!!! Highly rec...  more »
  • Often go to the aquarium in a dolphin show here. We've just seen in quality is low. "I can do this! "And after swimming or Curry and turns tricks to show it. Of happy children for the first time see the dolphins? The degree said. Becomes a subjective opinion, but one at a time when art "Yes! Applause-! "And now feel I'm forced to clap like couldn't. Marine mammal shows are good. Sea and in front of the terrain at available build seawater also as Ted area is another I think not. Sea lions have raised more, show is impressive. Also stagger and Phoca shows, and Penguin walks, hosting, so you can in turn. Areas of the building are Hokkaido fish exhibited in the Center. No glitz but good Aquarium.
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  • So not on a big scale, we enjoy in indoor marine mammal shows, penguins in an outdoor walk (? ) Can be seen. Penguin is just around the corner, really cute. Made in February was fighting strong winds and cold ^ ^;
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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