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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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  • On the bus from Jr Otaru station 20 minutes. It is celebrated to Otaru Aquarium. Hokkaido's largest, is little increase 1400 yen per person (adult) admission. Lives in the South Sea from the North Sea, and a large aquarium fish types are also available. Quite impressive. Otaru Aquarium attraction is also mammal Park. So to speak, an outdoor Aquarium says something. Here there were shows of seals, penguins and various sea creatures.
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  • 2016. 11. I went to 14. Dolphin is seen in an aquarium in Hokkaido, Otaru is noboribetsu Marine Park and Aquarium. The sea lions dive can be seen. Penguin has Humboldt Penguin (winter snow streak is better). But I say fish in the North. Halibut (largest fishing buddies) swimming in the doughnut water tank. Malma clean and herring North fish exhibition is not seen in the other. This time is was Sockeye Salmon exhibited seasonal. It is good.
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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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  • 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