Otaru Aquarium originated from the 1958 Hokkaido Expo where it was used as a venue attraction for Otaru.
The aquarium moved to its current location in 1974 and is known as one of the oldest aquariums in Japan.
The aquarium is located on a picturesque site, surrounded by a National Park and just 15 minutes drive
from the city center.
Annual visitors to the aquarium exceed 340,000 and it’s loved by people of all ages.
The aquarium exhibits 5000 animals of 250 different species.
The main building has 50 aquariums of various sizes, exhibiting both warm and cold water animals.
The Marine Mammals Park runs along the natural rocky shore, and exhibits Steller sealions, seals,
penguins and walruses.
Otaria and dolphin shows are performed daily in the Dolphin Stadium.Our Amusement Park
located next to the aquarium has more than 10 attractions,including a Ferris Wheel.
Opening Time and Admission Fees
(Please make sure to enter at least 30 minutes before closing time)
Admission Fees (Tax-included)
|Group (15 or more)|
(Age16 and Over)
(Age6 to 15)
(Age3 to 5)
Adults 1500yen. Children 500yen. Preschooler 300yen.
Admission Fees (Tax-included) Student Group
|Junior high school||500yen|
|The admission fee of escorting teachers are the same as their pupil’s fee.|
|Regular Vehicle||600yen||Including compact cars|
|Motorcycle||200yen||Auto Two-wheeled vehicle|
*Parking fees are one-time fees per vehicle and not based on time.
*Payment in advance. Tour coupons are not available.
Amusement Park (Tax-included)
【Period】 Apr.14- Oct.8
【Admission Fees】 Free
【Riding ticket】 1 ticket 100yen. Coupon (11 ticket) 1000yen
Some attractions have height bar.
May be changed or suspended according to weather or season.
|JR Hokkaido: Discount Tickets including JR ticket and Admission fee of Otaru Aquarium are available at the main stations of JR Hokkaido|
|Hokkaido Chuo Bus：Using One-day ticket ,Otaru Aquarium admission fees will be discounted. Discount Tickets including Round-trip bus ticket from Sapporo and admission fee of Otaru Aquarium are on sale.For details contact Chuo Bus Otaru branch : Phone 0134-25-3333 Sapporo branch : Phone011-231-0500|
|Sightseeing Boat : Operating from Apr.to Oct. Discount tickets including Sightseeing Boat fare and Admission fee of Otaru Aquarium are on sale.For details contact Otaru Kanko Shinkokosha : Phone 0134-29-3131|
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru City,Hokkaido 047-0047, Japan