Otaru Aquarium

Travel Guide - Otaru Aquarium

Information

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 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

Closed

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

Access / 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 / Location

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Tweets

クロコ @kuroko4321 - 2021-08-12
I went to Otaru aquarium yesterday!
There're many fish and people😂
It was good wether and I watched dolphin show, p… https://t.co/flwbgPkB1L
Ocean For Tomorrow @TomorrowOcean - 2021-08-11
Today we visited the Otaru Aquarium🐙

We made posters and flyers about marine debris and put them up on the bulleti… https://t.co/3iqqURsVWG
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2021-08-09
#Orcas of ##SeaWorld San Diego

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Vacation Gateway @vacationentry - 2021-07-06
How to enjoy your visit to the Otaru Aquarium

#ParkHotelGroupCorporate
#thingstodoinOtaru

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ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2021-07-01
A Day in Winter at #Otaru ...

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Katherine 💫💙 @xKatherineStarx - 2021-06-30
#JapanThrowback Day 8
Otaru aquarium and Sapporo town centre. My first time seeing a walrus and, wow, they are HUG… https://t.co/97tT0BOsxn
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2021-06-19
The Otaru Aquarium has announced a naming contest for their month old walrus calf; voting will take place in-person… https://t.co/3mUNw9MVOz
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2021-06-11
The Otaru Aquarium has confirmed that their month-old walrus calf, born May 4th, 2021, is a female.… https://t.co/KpqKSUCOVs
FlakeFood @FlakeFood - 2021-05-13
Aquariums: Welcome to Otaru Aquarium

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ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2021-05-06
#Walrus want to play with children- ...

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#JapanNature #JapanZoo #OtaruDestinations… https://t.co/Wi5Qruwzrp
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2021-05-05
29-year-old walrus Uurya of the Otaru Aquarium has given birth. The healthy pup, born May 4th, 2021, is currently o… https://t.co/SXTHpc3vLb
Walrus Network @WalrusNetwork - 2021-05-05
This pup is the sixth born at the Otaru Aquarium to their resident pair, Uchio and Uurya. Besides the newest calf,… https://t.co/dkVvrAdqvp
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...

Japan’s O… https://t.co/q1pb2tjlQO
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
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