Otaru Aquarium

Otaru Aquarium
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Aug, 04, 2021
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Jason Surguine

The Otaru Aquarium is an aquarium with a history of 60 years since it was opened as a venue for the seas at the 1958 Hokkaido Expo. It stands on a small hill overlooking Ishikari Bay and displays 5,000 living creatures of 250 species. The creatures on display are mainly from the northern seas and rivers around Hokkaido. At the museums’s Dolphin Stadium, there is a popular dolphin and sea lion show. The marine pool is a natural environment in harmony with its surroundings and is home to seals and sea lions that you can feed. One of the most popular events is the walking of the penguins through snow in the winter months.

Information of Spot Detail


3-303 Shukutsu,Otaru,Hokkaido

Telephone Number


Spot Types


Business Hours

10:00 to 17:00 (Last admission is at 16:30)
※Have extended hours trading,and Winter Season Operating

Regular Holiday

From end of January to middle of March
From end of Novemver to middle of December
※Please refer to homepage


Adults 1500yen,Elementary and Middle School Students 600yen,Preschooler(over 3) 300yen


25 minutes bus ride from Otaru station
20 minutes by sightseeing boat from No.3 of Otaru port area and 10 minutes walk from Shukutsu minato ferry port

Official Homepage


※The written notice and information on this page are as of the date of publication. Please refer or confirm the latest information of each spot on individual introduced website.


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