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Otaru Aquarium

Travel Guide - Otaru Aquarium

InformationInformation

Otaru Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Hokkaido. It exhibits 5,000 fishes and animals of 250 species mainly from the sea, lakes and rivers in northern part of Japan. The aquarium has popular attractions, such as unique water tanks for Asian short-clawed otters, dolphin shows at Dolphin Stadium, and performances by penguins, sea lions and walruses. There is also a small amusement park right next to the aquarium.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00 (March - mid-October) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:00 - 16:00 (mid-October - November) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 10:00 - 16:00 (December - February) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • Amuseument park: 9:30 - 17:00

ClosedClosed

  • December 1 - 9
  • December 29 - January 1
  • Amuseument park: mid-October - mid-April

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 1,400 yen (General, Adult)
  • 530 yen (Child)
  • Amuseument park: Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 25 minutes from JR Otaru Station by the bus bound for Otaru Suizokukan (#10 or #11 bus). Get off at the last stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 3-303, Shukutsu, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido, 047-0047

TweetsTweets

Will Thompson 💙 @willwearswhat - 2021-03-01
@arievergreen @whyangelinawhy @KiriRupiah https://t.co/2dt4XwPaQl This is the Reddit thread OP stole the content fr… https://t.co/ojy7BNke9p
AnimalLeaks 🌐 @animal_leaks - 2021-02-28
@Frances_Heijman @Childfreelife2 Its appears to be a Japanese sea aquarium = Zoo. Locked up for our entertainment..… https://t.co/hIa3i6fC5I
AnimalLeaks 🌐 @animal_leaks - 2021-02-28
It is sad that people use another being's misery to gain attention. This 'joke' has been made before...

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Buildren @buildren - 2021-02-28
@BioGeorgie @arievergreen @whyangelinawhy @KiriRupiah Apparently the picture was taken at Otaru Aquarium, Hokkaido,… https://t.co/fJ245ESpJw
クロコ @kuroko4321 - 2021-02-14
I went to Otaru aquarium last sunday.
and watching penguins walk.
They're so cute!
What kind of animal do you like?… https://t.co/AkjL16MRdY
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2021-01-20
11-year-old cow Tsurara was born at the Otaru Aquarium to resident walruses Uchio and Uurya, and joined the Toba he… https://t.co/VoYy2PhXA2
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2021-01-20
28-year-old walrus Uurya of the Otaru Aquarium is pregnant and due in April or May of 2021. https://t.co/q1lKeD0wwJ https://t.co/uHFnyyqCEZ
JAY ∞ @luvvspuimek - 2021-01-13
Her vlog at Otaru Aquarium in Japan! Tho I can't understand it (no engsub) and it's quite short, I really enjoyed w… https://t.co/Plk96B2kky
JAY ∞ @luvvspuimek - 2021-01-13
Her vlog at Otaru Aquarium in Japan! Tho I can't understand it (no engsub) and it's quite short, I really enjoyed w… https://t.co/Plk96B2kky
JAY ∞ @luvvspuimek - 2021-01-13
Her vlog at Otaru Aquarium in Japan! Tho I can't understand it (no engsub) and it's quite short, I really enjoyed w… https://t.co/Plk96B2kky
Kyodo News | Japan @kyodo_english - 2020-12-26
Penguins begin winter routine of walk at Otaru Aquarium in Hokkaido

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and a jakey new year @parttimewinner - 2020-12-21
absolutely livid that i'm not a seal in otaru aquarium https://t.co/NOYxQiurbN
eight nights of jakey @parttimewinner - 2020-12-21
absolutely livid that i'm not a seal in otaru aquarium https://t.co/NOYxQiurbN
ゆうこ🍓 @yutaminshai - 2020-12-08
Day8
What kind of date would you take Naitan❓
First I bring nine to Japan🇯🇵, after that go to Tokyo Disneyland🐭, a… https://t.co/lYTJFx8aIK
ゆうこ🍓 @yutaminshai - 2020-12-08
Day8
What kind of date would you take Naitan❓
First I bring nine to Japan🇯🇵, after that go to Tokyo Disneyland🐭, a… https://t.co/lYTJFx8aIK
noriko @geckosha - 2020-11-26
A handsome 30-year-old Gentoo Penguin called Daddy.
Living in Otaru Aquarium.

#GentooPenguin
#ジェンツーペンギン https://t.co/xC4cDP1EWU
Hokkaido Life information etc 北海道を楽しむ! @foods_travel - 2020-10-05
There was YouTube of Hokkaido Otaru Aquarium

If you like animals, you should check it out.
52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-09-01
Ultimate Guide to Otaru Aquarium: Cute Penguins, Friendly Seals, and More! https://t.co/IRGYeLuvDi https://t.co/mhMDqxykrX
52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-09-01
Ultimate Guide to Otaru Aquarium: Cute Penguins, Friendly Seals, and More! https://t.co/IRGYeLuvDi https://t.co/mhMDqxykrX
Pavel Sidorov @SidorovPO - 2020-08-02
After playing Animal Crossing and catching thousands of fish there its great to see these fish in real life (at Ota… https://t.co/kUUJHNWmiG
Diane Doniol-Valcroze @ddoniolvalcroze - 2020-07-16
Tiny lumpsucker fish annoying his slightly larger friend by taking a seat on his head.
(Video: Otaru Aquarium) https://t.co/oTNbVhFzHe
Open Ocean Exploration @RebeccaRHelm - 2020-07-14
How are lumpfish not cartoon characters yet?!
Video by Otaru Aquarium: https://t.co/PHFXglscwS https://t.co/nTj8YKxEw4
Puimek! @puimest - 2020-06-16
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𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗣𝘂𝗶! @puimest - 2020-06-16
↷ 𝟮𝟴/𝟬𝟮/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬

I'm in Japan! For this Vlog, I am taking you to an incredible aquarium in Otaru. It is snowy when I v… https://t.co/R0xC7GOey8
𝗘𝘀𝗺𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘁. @puimest - 2020-06-16
↷ 𝟮𝟴/𝟬𝟮/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬

I'm in Japan! For this Vlog, I am taking you to an incredible aquarium in Otaru. It is snowy when I v… https://t.co/R0xC7GOey8
𝗘𝘀𝗺𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘁. @puimest - 2020-06-16
↷ 𝟮𝟴/𝟬𝟮/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬

I'm in Japan! For this Vlog, I am taking you to an incredible aquarium in Otaru. It is snowy when I v… https://t.co/R0xC7GOey8
FlakeFood @FlakeFood - 2020-06-12
Aquariums: How to get to Otaru Aquarium

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FlakeFood @FlakeFood - 2020-05-16
Aquariums: Welcome to Otaru Aquarium

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Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2020-04-22
16-year-old walrus Ako has returned to Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise from the Otaru Aquarium, where she had been… https://t.co/o6v7J9jhYH
sksksksk @anakayahnombor2 - 2020-04-15
OTARU AQUARIUM

Otaru Aquarium is a large scale aquarium in Hokkaido

Getting here from Sapporo by train to Otar… https://t.co/MxbnwfVFXY

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Price / Entrance Fee
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