wow!25 See the lumpsuckers at the Noshappu Aquarium.

A small, round fish that lives in northern seas.
Not a great swimmer, the fish's pectoral fins have evolved into abdominal suckers, which it uses to stick itself to rocks and shells.
See it and be captivated by its cuteness.


Noshappu Aquarium(Wakkarium)
  • Approx. 10 min by car from JR Wakkanai Sta.
  • Approx. 5-min. walk from the "Noshappu" bus stop, which is
    approx. 10 min. by bus (Shinai route) from JR Wakkanai Sta.

◎ As of 2018, the Wakkanai aquarium and science museum adopted the collective name Wakkarium.
◎ Opening times
(summer season) Apr. 29 to Oct. 31, 9:00–17:00
(winter season) Nov. 1 to 30; Feb. 1 to Mar. 31, 10:00–16:00
◎ Admission fees: Elementary and junior-high school students ¥100; adults ¥500
Group discounts (groups of 20 or more): Elementary and junior-high school students ¥80; high-school age and over, ¥400
◎ Tel. 0162-23-6278