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Noshappu (Cold Current) Aquarium (ノシャップ寒流水族館)



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.


Hokkaido Wakkanai City No Shap 2-2-17 (Wakkanai / RumoiArea)

phone 0162236278

[4/29-10/31] 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:40)
[11/1-3/31] 10:00-16:00 (Last admission 15:40)

Review of Wakkanai City Noshappu Aquarium

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/27 Pretty Small
It is a little run-down aquarium, stop by on the way to Cape Noshappu. There are a few restaurants around.
Reviewed:2017/09/10 Small but interesting aquarium
It was very easy to reach the Aquarium from town. We asked the cashier at the bus station, and she provided a bus schedule, and indicated which number bus bus stop we should wait at, which was just...
Reviewed:2016/11/11 Small and yet interesting Aquarium
Since we were at Cape Noshappu, we dropped by this aquarium to discover it was an amazing place to visit with all the unique fishes that we have never seen before. The spot sealion was unique too...

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Hokkaido Wakkanai City No Shap 2-2-17 [map]
Wakkanai / RumoiArea
[4/29-10/31] 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:40)
[11/1-3/31] 10:00-16:00 (Last admission 15:40)
4/1-28, 12/1-1/31
[Admission fee (Normal)] General500yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students100yen, ChildFree
[Admission fee(Fees for groups 20people and above)] High School Students 400yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 80yen
* Adjacent Wakkanai City Youth Science You can also enter the building
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 20, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (we rent vinyl umbrellas)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (some places cannot be viewed)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.