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Otaru Aquarium

Travel Guide - Otaru Aquarium

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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

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?!
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Puimek! @puimest - 2020-06-16
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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
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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
Open Ocean Exploration @RebeccaRHelm - 2020-03-21
The original post came from OTARU AQUARIUM! Thank you so much @HaudeLeGuen! Please enjoy in all their cuteness!

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Haude Le Guen @HaudeLeGuen - 2020-03-20
@RebeccaRHelm Could it be the Otaru aquarium? https://t.co/YrwoCrxKNP
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2020-03-13
The Otaru Aquarium has announced the arrival of 3-year-old walrus Shizuku to Kamogawa SeaWorld. ⁣… https://t.co/Q0M2tjDGAD
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2020-02-25
Shizuku was born at the Otaru Aquarium in 2016 to parents Uchio (29-year-old bull) and Uurya (28-year-old cow). Shi… https://t.co/7rQvyZqh45
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2020-02-22
18-year-old walrus Ako has been transferred from Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise to the Otaru Aquarium on breeding… https://t.co/j3dbX6z4nH
shahrizal @shahtommy - 2020-02-16
Dolphine Show

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shahrizal @shahtommy - 2020-02-16
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Amp Pheerawas @ammdevilll - 2020-02-08
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Miyuki @Hawaii808Aloha - 2020-01-12
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Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2020-01-04
Currently, Kamogawa Sea World houses three walruses, all full siblings; females Mina, 12 years old, and Riru, three… https://t.co/GoxMpSGuEP
GT| ShinATproof(・ωメ) @WeeabooNinja - 2019-12-31
There's also an aquarium in Otaru with a nice view and a seal and dolphin show. Definitely a fun little town to vis… https://t.co/sgNfhob7ef
千万太 @kitouchimata - 2019-08-26
Northern sea lions are diving into the sea, Otaru aquarium. https://t.co/vKSoLgt79I
千万太 @kitouchimata - 2019-08-26
Penguins are taking walk, Otaru aquarium. https://t.co/E6ArKwT6Ri
よしおかみき @mikiK1124 - 2019-08-17
I went to my hometown with my family. It was their first time to go to the Otaru Aquarium and watch the Dolphin sho… https://t.co/jHNt9QOwJ2
Tomohiro Osaki @jt_osaki - 2019-08-09
Usually, an aquarium show involves animals dutifully performing at the command of humans, but in this particular ex… https://t.co/DVhJR4bjwl

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