Hokkaido Aquarium

Today, we had planned to go to Otaru, a nearby town. However, the weather was pretty crappy, so instead, we decided to go to the science center. Unfortunately, it is currently closed for remodeling until next April. Luckily, the aquarium is next door, so we went there.

Spiky crab

First, we visited the super ugly sea life section. Really. It was not marked that way, but it should have been. Here is Sir Spikes-a-Lot, the crab.

A pretty spotted fish

Next, we saw this pretty spotted fish.

Strange fish

These looked like upside down jellyfish to us.


Maybe I’m weird, but I found this striped eel adorable.

Fat starfish

Did you know starfish could be so fat? Neither did I. These reminded me of Patrick from Sponge Bob.

Nightmare crab

This crab will give you nightmares.


A cute octopus!!

Striped ebi

Pretty striped shrimp.

Puffer fish

There was a tank full of different types of puffer fish.


Some of these shrimp were so big, we questioned whether they should still be called shrimp.

Eels or Snakes

These little eel snake things were super cute.


The otters were really cute! But, I think they were being kept in too small of an area.


There was a beautiful spotted seal, too!


This penguin was totally giving me the evil eye.


The lizard in the back likes to watch…

The next post will be about the Kaitaku no Mura – Hokkaido’s historical village.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 13:57:28

    Glad I don’t live in the sea! Great pictures!


  2. Barb Lange
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 02:05:04

    Sorry Jen I don’t find the eel or the octopus cute. The spotted fish was pretty though!


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