Otaru Aquarium

Address:3-303 Shukutsu, Otaru City,Hokkaido
TEL +81-134-33-1400

Otaru Aquarium Official Site

●Winter Season Operating Hours
 10:00a.m.~4:00p.m.(2022/12/17 - 2023/2/23)
* Closed: 2022/11/28 - 2022/12/16
* Entry permitted until 30 minutes before closing time.

18 Kinds of Penguin in the World.13 Gentoo Penguins in Otaru.

1.Otaru Aquarium's Winter Penguins(Gentoo Penguin)

Gentoo Penguin

2. Otaru Aquarium's Penguin Walking

Penguin Walk

About the course

Last year we changed the course a lot, but this year we have decided to develop the course in the park as shown below (Let them walk half free within the yellow lines).
The blue area is mainly for people who find it difficult to walk on snow-covered paths.

Three times a day, Gentoo penguins will be walking on the snow (or on the grass before the snow falls). A total of 13 Gentoo penguins will take part in the walk this year (subject to change depending on the condition of the animals).
Three times a day, Gentoo penguins will be walking on the snow (or on the grass before the snow falls).

Enlarge the guide map by clicking them.↓

Flag and Penguin

Fun Dolphin Showtime as a Set

Dolphin Show(11:00a.m.~11:20a.m.)
Penguin Snow Walk(11:30a.m.~11:40a.m.)

Penguin Snow Walk(12:40p.m.~12:50p.m.)
Dolphin Show(1:00p.m.~1:20p.m.)

Penguin Snow Walk(2:40p.m.~2:50p.m.)
Dolphin Show(3:00p.m.~3:20p.m.)

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Penguin walk
Dolphin show

But First, Obey the Rules!

  1. 1.Do not touch them
  2. 2.Do not feed them
  3. 3.Do not disturb them with a loud voice
  4. 4.Do not hit them with snow
  5. 5.Do not run after them
  6. 6.Do not enter the penguin walking course

3. 10 Times the Fun, Penguin Spotting

Cheer them on by name! (Their names are on the labels attached to their wings.)
* Ages are displayed as of 2023.

4.Let's become penguin experts!~Go ahead and press a number.

How to spend Food So how do they sleep? How fast do they swim? Nest building Chick raising and growth Where are they from? Molting

Penguins spend there days free basically.

They swim, groom their wings with their beaks , eat, and sleep.

5.Information Regarding Operating Hours and Admission Fees

【Regarding Operating Hours】
Winter Season 2022/12/17 -2023/2/23
Normal Season  ①2023/3/18 - 2023/10/15
②2023/10/16 - 2023/11/26
【Admission Fees】
 Winter Season  2022/12/17 -2023/2/23
Adults: 1100 yen, Elementary and Middle School Students: 440 yen, Aged Over 3: 220 yen
 Normal Season   2023/3/18 - 2023/11/26
Adults: 1800 yen, Elementary and Middle School Students: 700 yen, Aged Over 3: 350 yen