Hokkaido Seabird Center Revisited 2022

It was only last March 20, 2022, when I last went to the Hokkaido Seabird Center. It was one of the places that I visited in Haboro during my stopover in town during my solo road trip to Wakkanai City. 

Summer Hokkaido Seabird Center Revisited 2022
Hokkaido Seabird Center Revisited 2022

As mentioned I was alone during my first visit and aside from that, it was also winter season when I first visited. This means that there was almost no one in the Hokkaido Seabird Center during most of my stay not to mention the deep snow around the center. 

Hokkaido Seabird Center details 


Hokkaido Seabird Center- Haboro Town, Hokkaido Prefecture

The Hokkaido Seabird Center is the only facility of its kind not only in Hokkaido but also in all of Japan. This facility promotes a deeper understanding of seabirds through interactive displays and also through videos and exhibits. It is located at 1 chome Kita 6 Jo in the town of Haboro in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

The roses of Haboro Rose Garden were in full bloom when we visited

If you want to know more about the Hokkaido Seabird Center, you can read about it in my first article. Please click this 👉LINK👈.

Seabird-themed hand sanitizer

Seabird mural

Hokkaido Seabird Center blueprint

I got to revisit the Hokkaido Seabird Center last July 16, 2022, which was my 37th weekend here in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) under the JET Programme. What was different about this visit was that it was already summer and the roses in the Haboro Rose Garden beside the Hokkaido Seabird Center were in full bloom filling the air with the distinct scent of roses. 

Inside Hokkaido Seabird Center

Teuri Island cliffside replica

Can you count how many seabirds are in this picture?


Introduction corner of seabird ecology

Shells found on the shores of Haboro and its two islands

Things that wash up ashore

More than that, during this visit, I was finally with my family making this trip more memorable than the last. 

Team Nicerio visits Hokkaido Seabird Center

During our visit, we got to learn new things together. I was surprised that there was information that I had missed last time like the specific information about the birds living on Teuri Island off the coast of Haboro. There were also some panels that you need to pull out which contain more information about the different seabirds.

Last time, I only had a selfie here...

Overall, Hokkaido Seabird Center is worth revisiting particularly if you want to know more about the seabirds in Rumoi Subprefecture. The place would surely deepen your understanding and knowledge of these beautiful creatures.

Hokkaido Seabird Center Admission Fee: 

It's FREE to enter and explore the Hokkaido Seabird Center.

Hokkaido Seabird Center Operating Hours:

The Hokkaido Seabird Center is open:
9AM - 5PM April - October
9AM - 4PM November - March
Closed on Mondays, the day after national holidays and year-end and New Year holidays. 

Why visit Hokkaido Seabird Center?

When you visit Hokkaido Seabird Center, you will learn about the biology of the birds up to conservation. So what are you waiting for? Visit Hokkaido Seabird Center when you are in Haboro. 

Getting to Hokkaido Seabird Center:

From Sapporo Station, ride the Engan Express Bus or Chuo Bus going to Rumoi City. From there, transfer to the Engan Coastal Bus and board down at Engan Bus Honsha Terminal.  Walk for about 700 meters going in the direction of the Haboro Onsen Sunset Plaza. The Hokkaido Seabird Center is behind it. 




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  1. That's a beautiful painting.

  2. I wonder what those round glass things are.

    1. Those are floaters for fishing nets used a long time ago. It's replaced by the cheaper plastics now.


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