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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5.04 months 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.
5.0a month ago
Great place to have good time with your family!
1.05 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.
5.02 weeks ago
Great place, worth a visit
5.04 months ago
The dolphins show really fun. They also have a costume and photo corner.