Only a short 15-minute drive from the Otaru Canal sits the Otaru Aquarium. The aquarium is a large-scale facility with over 70 different tanks that see more than 350,000 visitors each year. Rare aquatic creatures swim about the indoor tanks while schools of beautiful Hokkaido fish dart about in front of visitor’s eyes. A show put on by the wild Stellar Sea Lions is available only during the summer, while the winter brings an adorable march of the Gentoo Penguins through fresh-fallen snow.
3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru, Hokkaido