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Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium

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Address: 2-312 Hanazono, Chitose 066-0028, Hokkaido
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+81 123-42-3001

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Small but interesting aquarium

Good place to visit and learn about the various kind of salmon. Plus other fishes. Had a good 1hr+ there. Kids had a good time trying to catch some small fresh water lobsters and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit and learn about the various kind of salmon. Plus other fishes. Had a good 1hr+ there. Kids had a good time trying to catch some small fresh water lobsters and touching fishes.

1 Thank AmosWoo
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is quite accessible, 15mins walk from JR Chitose Station. There are two building, the aquarium and small food and gift mall. The aquarium is small compare to other in the major cities. It has only one med size tank and other smaller tanks. The visit only about 1.5 hours including feeding. Unlike other aquariums, the lowest level is... More 

1 Thank DesmondLim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was an wonderful eye opening & learning trip. My family & I learnt so much about Salomon from birth to adulthood. We even had a chance to touch the fishes. There are also many other fishes like the electric eel, poke dot sting rays, ... etc. Also there is a supermarket nearby selling many fresh fruits & vegetables &... More 

1 Thank M5220XMmartinl
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This aquarium is considered small but does have some its charms and is definitely good for one to get to know more about the different types of salmon. One of the highlights is the view of the riverbed which the aquarium is next to. Unfortunately there were only a couple of fish when we were there. The aquarium is a... More 

2 Thank 2824
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Only plan a brief stop here to kill time, but ended up to be quite happily. My son (whose is a big fan of fishes) loved it here. Its a unique aquarium with plenty of education for salmon and fresh water creature. The under river expedition was very good and its one of its kind.

1 Thank prukyratta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

This place is just 10-15min from Chitose new airport. And a wonderful way to commence a trip if you are going Sapporo or western part of Hokkaido. Salmon is an important part of the cities around Hokkaido and indeed the country. One of the most amazing feature is that part of the observatory is build underwater along the Chitose river... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

It's close to Chitose airport,Aquarium and exhibition are good,but not good as Shibetsu salmon science.And lack of information about proper time to see salmon,we can see salmon inthe river and in aquarium at Shibetsu ,while not here in Chitose.

1 Thank aunpam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

This aquarium is located near the Chitose Airport, good for those who has a few hours to spare before heading to the airport. Small place but very educational and interactive for kids as they get to see many different types of salmon and understand their life cycle. Visitors also get to touch some salmon fishes.

1 Thank Bingercat
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

If there is a lot of snow, it may be safer to take a taxi vs. walking from the station. Otherwise it usually takes about 15-20 minutes to walk from Chitose station with kids. Admission is 800 yen for adults; 300 yen for elementary kids. My kids loved looking at the fish at this aquarium. The aquarium may be small... More 

1 Thank UmeQ
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

This is a good place to go if you want to learn more about Salmon fish (all types of salmon species) and their growth pattern. There are also other fishes (and crabs) in the aquarium as attraction. Cozy little establishment nearby the new Chitose Airport and has busload of tourist visiting all the time. Gives you complementary pen and 5... More 

5 Thank sookk

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