Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, Chitose

3.9
#2 of 10 in Parks in Chitose
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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Get a unique view of a hidden world from the river bed at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, the largest fresh water aquarium in the country. With a glass viewing spot set submerged alongside the river, you'll get a distinctive view of life below the surface at a spot where salmon arrive anually during the winter to spawn in huge volumes. You'll also get to look at a diverse range fresh water inhabitants in the various aquariums, including an enormous 318,226 L (70,000 gallon) tank where trout, carp, cat fish, and a host of other indiegenous species can be observed. Check the aquarium's website for details of the events held here throughout the year. For Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium and beyond, use our Chitose road trip planner to get the most from your Chitose vacation.
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  • Right next to the Chitose river, this aquarium tells the story of the salmon found there. There are numerous fish displays, as well as an observation area which is under the river. 
    Right next to the Chitose river, this aquarium tells the story of the salmon found there. There are numerous fish displays, as well as an observation area which is under the river.  more »
  • There’s an “experience” section that allows you to touch the fishes. They feel surprisingly smooth. You can also view salmon jumping out of the water and from the chitose river, but there weren’t any....  more
    There’s an “experience” section that allows you to touch the fishes. They feel surprisingly smooth. You can also view salmon jumping out of the water and from the chitose river, but there weren’t any....  more »
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  • Despite being the smallest aquarium I’ve ever been to, it is also the most unique one. Not many tourists visit this area. Since visiting aquariums is usually on the top of my list, I headed here from Sapporo before heading to New Chitose airport for my flight. It was really worth it! The institution does a good job at providing fun and interactive activities while giving you extensive knowledge about salmon. You can view an underwater section of the Chitose river located right outside and, if lucky, see salmon swimming upstream.
  • This is a place where you can find people who know a lot about the behavior of Salmon and other fish of its type. If you wish there are facilities that are located below the river that allows you to see the fish with your own eyes. Check out and the local aquarium and ask the people about the under water view of the river. Its quite famous here. Have fun!

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