Visiting Niseko on your next holiday in Japan? Well, then why not explore Hokkaido a little bit more? If you are travelling with kids, they are sure to love a trip to the Otaru Aquarium! Here’s what you’ll see.
The Otaru Aquarium was founded in 1958 and is situated close to the coast of the city. It is also the largest aquarium in Hokkaido so far. There are performances to be witnessed by over 250 species and a total of nearly 5000 species living here.
The aquarium shelters mostly cold-water animals. There are petting centres as well. Your kids will love interacting with Gentoo penguins who are lively and playful and cute spotted seals and walruses who blow kisses.
The dolphin performances are quite popular with kids. The dolphin at Otaru Aquarium put on a lovely show with a bunch of synchronised flips, splashes and dives. If you happen to be staying at Grand Park Otaru make sure to visit these sweet creatures!
The Otaru Canal is one of the most popular attractions you can’t miss out on. It is close to Hokkaido accommodation in this area. You can also take some glass blowing classes and visit the Otaru Music Box Museum too.