Being the largest aquarium in Hokkaido, The Otaru Aquarium is one of the most iconic and diverse aquariums in Asia. The large-scale Aquarium features a wide variety of marine life including creatures that live in the Polar Regions as well.
The Marine Life
The main building holds more than 5000 sea creatures of over 250 species on display the fish variety includes both warm and cold water fish. Aquarium’s greatest and magnificent members can be seen in the winter which includes Gentoo penguins, the spotted seal, great white pelican and stellar sea lions.
Things to do
Even though there are many things to see here. There are some standalone creatures and features in the aquarium that are worth witnessing. And here are some of the fun things you could do here.
Creatures on display
The inside of the Aquarium has some of the rare and exquisite marine creatures and are definitely worth exploring.
Taming the creatures of the wild
You can also get a chance to pet large creatures such as octopus, sea cucumbers and many others that live in the sea of Hokkaido.
A visit to the Aquarium shop
The Aquarium shop has many things from stuffed toys to handcrafted souvenirs and it is the ideal place to buy your kids and yourselves something that reminds you of the whole experience.
Things to remember
Getting here is pretty much easy as there are dedicated routine bus services form Otaru Station and It will be also easier for you if you plan your stay at a hotel in Otaru Hokkaido as you might need the whole day to visit this place and you can relax after a joyful excursion by staying the night in Otaru. There are some good hotels nearby like the Grand Park Otaru. Also, remember to chose when you need to visit here as some of the attractions are seasonal.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.