Shimonoseki Kaikyokan Aquarium4.1
This aquarium in Shimonoseki city displays around 20,000 undersea creatures of 500 different species in its 65 water tanks. The star creature here is fugu blowfish, whose meat is well-known in Japan as expensive winter-time delicacy. You can see more than 100 different blowfish from all over the world, and one tank is dedicated to a so-called 'tiger puffy', the most expensive groumet blowfish, showing them in different stages of growth.
The tunnel tank, representing the undersea scenery of the nearby Kanmon Strait, is a pleasant promenade. The display of a life-size blue whale's skeleton is the only one available in Japan. The outdoor pool against the background of the strait is a venue of joint performance of dolphins and sea lions. There is also an Italian restaurant with a view of the dolphin tank.
Purposesightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 60.6km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
This an awesome aquarium, liked all of the fish exhibits, would have loved it if the coelacanth on display was alive instead of preserved. There were some pretty neat variations of puffy fish throughout the facility. Also if your are interested there is a fish market just a few minutes walk away if you want to try puffer fish as well.
1.02 months ago
Those who do not care about animal abuse might enjoy this place and feel good. I hate to see dolfins, sea lions, penguins and all other sea animals cooped up under poor conditions.
5.0a month ago
The dolphins show really fun. They also have a costume and photo corner.
5.02 months ago
Beautiful place but to cold today
5.07 months ago
Fantastic aquarium with extensive pufferfish exhibition. Great dolphin show with free touching session (no cameras allowed but you can buy a printed photo or CD ROM for 1500 and 3000 yen, respectively. There’s also a local fish market (stop by for lunch on the second floor at a sushi restaurant) and small theme park nearby