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Otaru Aquarium

#4 of 146 things to do in Otaru Features Animals
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047 , Hokkaido
+81 134-33-1400
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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 1 week ago
Nadhirah S
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Unexpected nice place to visit in Otaru

My husband was reluctant to go at the first place and wanted to take a cab from Otaru Station. But... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alice Z
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047 , Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nadhirah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

2  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is small but the main attraction is the penguin parade. The dolphin show also not bad and the show is in a cover theater.

1  Thank syaizalah
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