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Otaru Aquarium

#4 of 147 things to do in Otaru Features Animals
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
+81 134-33-1400
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Our 6-month-old loved it!

The aquarium is small and compact but it's got lots to see. We went to aquarium because of our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Thought it was dull and boring

In my mind during 2-hours train from Susukino; it may be dull and boring seeing these aquatic... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Nadhirah S
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
+81 134-33-1400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is small and compact but it's got lots to see. We went to aquarium because of our little daughter. Even though she's an infant she was interested in colorful fish and in dolphin, penguin show. The indoor and outdoor activities together took us...More

Thank Inka_Austin
Reviewed 15 May 2017

In my mind during 2-hours train from Susukino; it may be dull and boring seeing these aquatic creatures at Otaru Aquarium, unfortunately I was WRONG ! We arrive 1:30pm at the station, then directly get to the bus station; you can asks the bus station...More

2  Thank Nadhirah S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My husband was reluctant to go at the first place and wanted to take a cab from Otaru Station. But the bus to the Aquarium is sooooo convenient and it is for me the must go place in Otaru! An aquarium by the sea with...More

1  Thank Alice Z
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

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 recommend!!

Thank Ka Yee C
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This site is great for families. The day we were there it was very busy. Apparently the aquarium consists of several large tanks and the walkway spirals around the tanks. The top was very busy but the crowds seemed to thin out as we went...More

1  Thank WinnipegLaurie
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We as adults, aquarium and zoo are something like "ohh poor animals in these small cages..." but for kids they are just a fantastic place to explore live animals. Otaru Aquarium was great as well. Dolphin and Sea lion shows were well worth watching. I...More

1  Thank White2000
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My friend wanted to go to the aquarium so we went to visit. It was suprisingly interesting with the various aquatic life from the Hokkaido seas on display. The animal shows were fun: the seal feeding, dolphin show, and penguin walk. The light house is...More

1  Thank Ann T
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Otaru in Hokkaido ,Japan was below zero in winter but we braved the weather to go to Otaru Aquarium. Easily accessible by train from Sapporo & by bus from the bus station, we arrived at the aquarium by the edge of the sea. A relatively...More

1  Thank LIsmail
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Have so much fun here , although the place is quite small . I love here because we can contact directly to the penguins and friends 👍

1  Thank Erwaty L
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Using the bus day trip ticket (700yen) you can get a discount on the entrance rates. For 900yen (adult) this place was quite worth the value to spend the morning! Shows start in the morning from seal feeding (1045am) to dolphin and seal show (11am)...More

3  Thank Amanda C
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Lois S
16 July 2017|
Response from Ann T | Reviewed this property |
Although I did not seek in advance the schedule for the aquarium shows and, if weather permits travel there, I would assume so because I went in February. The safest bet is to call or email them.