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Otaru Aquarium

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great walk up experience

There was so much more here than i expected. Plus there are daily shows with the animals. Be... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Elisha L
Brisbane, Australia
Great experience and reasonable ticket prices

Went during Winter snowy time and it is really cold there.The nearest place from Sapporo for anyone... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“dolphin show”(13 reviews)
“pelican walk”(4 reviews)
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3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
+81 134-33-1400
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All reviews dolphin show pelican walk great for kids the bus don t expect outdoor area animal shows heavy snow day trip gift shop walrus dolphins fishes seal lion performance tanks
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Puts smiles on kids faces while being very interesting for adults. Many local type sea life you may only get the chance to see here! Shows are fun for the kids and so is the fair grounds with plenty of rides located on same property....More

1  Thank richsmar
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This aquarium is good place to visit if you are interested in Seal, dolphins and Penguins. They had various shows that release the talent of the animals. It only cost 1400yen for a adult to enter which is reasonably priced.

Thank xFengsg
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This place is so underrated, compared to Asahiyama Zoo. The exteriors look rundown, but wow, we enjoyed the trip here tremendously with the following: - penguin walks: literally walking next to the penguins for abt 5min; - do our own feeds to the sea lions...More

3  Thank AbadiSingapore
Reviewed 21 June 2018

There was so much more here than i expected. Plus there are daily shows with the animals. Be prepared as its an old place so the enclosures reflect the era they were constructed. My favourite was the Walrus family

1  Thank Elisha L
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Went during Winter snowy time and it is really cold there.The nearest place from Sapporo for anyone plan to see the Penguin walk. The penguin i think more smaller than penguin in Asahiyama zoo. Also you can enjoy the pelican walk. Dont forget to enjoy...More

2  Thank sahasuhana
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit in Otaru especially if traveling with kids. The facility isn’t big but quite adequate for a short visit. Kids loved the shows!

Thank acl2260
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have been there during Winter snowy time and it is really cold there. But this is the first time we can see Penguin walk outside on the snowy area and they are so cute. It was a very good experience though.

Thank Fan1296
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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 penguins, not much people compare to Asahiyama Zoo.🤣Those penguins...More

1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Looking for things to do - we enjoyed the train ride by the sea. The aquarium is both amazing and sad. They had 4 octopuses and some great fish. The penguin walk was adorable. BUT the pelicans were in a small plastic coated room and...More

Thank sammy10dog
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Very convenient if travelling from Sapporo. Just take a bus outside the JR station bound for the aquarium. The aquarium itself only has 2 levels but there was much to see. Don't miss the show times. There is the penguin walk in the snow which...More

Thank luvholiday9
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27 July 2018|
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Response from sahasuhana | Reviewed this property |
you can go by bus.You can take bus no 10 from otaru bus terminal.( i went jan 2018)
8 May 2018|
Response from speeddolphin | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any parking gantries when I went in December. However, it was all snowed up then too!
14 March 2018|
Response from speeddolphin | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. I don't think so, because they need the snow. But I only went once in winter. You might wish to check the Otaru Aquarium website.