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Aquarium Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Otaru Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Otarushi Shukutsu 3-303
    This aquarium allows visitors to view the ecology of more than 250 types of animals and fish up close. Their diverse shows such as the dynamic dolphin and sea lion show as well as the Penguin Walk, during which penguins walk from their enclosure to the ocean, are immensely popular. The Marine Mammals Park runs along the natural rocky shore, and has partitioned the seawater tank to exhibit sea lions, seals, and sea eagles in a natural habitat. Hokkaido Chuo Bus takes visitors from JR Otaru Station to the aquarium.
  • Noshappu (Cold Current) Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Wakkanai City No Shap 2-2-17
    Here at the Noshappu Aquarium, the northernmost aquarium in Japan which was the 100th aquarium to be built, you can see many sea creatures from the north. Things to see include the powerful 90 ton water tank and 600 Pacific herrings. Other recommended attractions are the seal show and animal feeding. From JR Wakkanai Station take the Soya bus towards Noshappu and get off at the Noshappu bus stop. The aquarium is a five-minute walk from the bus stop.
  • Salmon hometown Chitose Aquarium
    202 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Hanazono 2-312
    Salmon hometown Chitose Aquarium has Japan’s largest freshwater aquarium fish tanks. Besides salmon, visitors can also observe many other freshwater fish species, many from Hokkaido but with species from all over the world. The underwater observation zone, which gives visitors a close-up view of the waters of the Chitose River, is a must-see. Besides regular events, the Aquarium also hosts special limited-period events. Chitose Aquarium is located around 10 minutes’ drive from New Chitose Airport, and around 10 minutes’ walk from JR Chitose Station.

    We had time so we went to this aquarium. Tickets were at 800yen for adult, 300yen for children in elementary school. A rather small aquarium which focuses on salmon species. 1 portion of the museum...

  • Onneyu Hot Spring KITA NO DAICHI NO Aquarium (YAMA NO Aquarium)
    158 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kitamishi Rubeshibechoumatsuyama 1-4
    YAMA NO Aquarium, which features Japan’s first aquarium fish tank recreating the environment of a waterfall plunge pool, gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy viewing the different creatures that live in Hokkaido’s rivers. One of the fish kept at YAMA NO Aquarium is the mysterious Sakhalin Taimen, which has grown to a length of around one meter. With its high-quality water (from the same source as the nearby hot springs), YAMA NO Aquarium has freshwater fish from all over the world for visitors to admire. To get to YAMA NO Aquarium, get the bus to Michi no Eki Onneyu from JR Rubeshibe Station; the bus journey takes about 20 minutes. The Aquarium is two minutes’ walk from the bus stop. YAMA NO Aquarium is approximately two hours and 20 minutes’ drive from Asahikawa Airport.

    This is my first place in my trip in this city, this city is so great even if just small aquarium but all was maintained, and very clean. ありがとう

  • Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuhigashichou 1-22
    This aquarium is in Noboribetsu. Built on the theme of Northern European Romance and Marine Fantasies, the symbol of the park is its castle modeled on Denmark's Egeskov Castle. In addition to the dolphin and seal show pools, the penguin hall and the king penguin walking route in front of the castle are popular. There's also a petting pool where visitors can touch skates and horseshoe crabs, a Ferris wheel, merry go round and other attractions throughout the park.

    Although there isn't much options on the menu, the food here tasted very good !!! We ordered two curry rice set, we not just ate it all but ordered one more set to share as the curry sause is so...

  • Shibetsu Salmon Science Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Shibetsugunshibetsuchou Kitaichijounishi 6-1-1
    An aquarium located in 6-Chome, Kita 1-jo Nishi, Shibetsu Town, Shibetsu County, Hokkaido Prefecture. The aquarium displays the fish that live in the Nemuro Strait with a focus on salmon, and, depending on the time of year, visitors can see salmon egg laying or use a viewing bridge on the grounds to watch salmon swimming upstream. In addition, visitors can pet rare Japanese huchen and sturgeon. Panels, models, and videos provide information on the ecology of salmon.
  • Okhotsk Tokkari Center (Azarashi Land)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Monbetsu-shi Kaiyokoen 2
    This marine mammal conservation facility is located in Kaiyo-koen, Mombetsu City. Over 20 animals from two types of seal (spotted and ringed seals) are raised here, and there are four outdoor ponds and ten indoor ones. The seals can be observed swimming in the underwater behavior observation room from a large window, and you can interact and feed them, and hear about their behavior in the seal plaza.
  • Sunpiazza Aquarium
    62 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuchuo 2-5-7-5
    This compact urban aquarium raises around 200 species of sea creatures such as rockhopper penguin, harbor seals and Asian small-clawed otter. You are able to freely drop in and enjoy a “marine girl feeding show,” “fish circus” or “penguin guide tour.”

    It was a petite aquarium. We brought our 3 toddlers and a baby here since it was rainy day. Although the tour was very short, about 2 hours; but our kids enjoyed looking at the big octopus, the...

  • Shibetsu Salmon Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Shibetsu County Shibetsu Town Kita1jonishi6-1-1-1
  • Shiritsu Muroran Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Muroran City Shukuzucho3-3
  • Bifuka Chozame Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Nakagawa County Bifuka Town Monponai

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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