Gifu World Freshwater Aquarium (Aqua Totto Gifu)2.8
Gifu World Freshwater Aquarium (aka Aqua Totto Gifu), located in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture, is one of the largest freshwater aquarims in the world. There are 28,500 aquatic creatures of 260 species, including freshwater fish native to Gifu Prefecture, as well as waterside creatures from Asia, Africa, South America and other areas around the world. They also provide a variety of hands-on learning programs such as keeper talks and feeding sessions where you can learn about fishes and other creatures. It is amazing to watch giant Amazon fishes eating their food up close! There is also a cafe /restaurant and a museum shop on site.
※ totto = a kid's word for "fish" in Japanese
Leaflet https://aquatotto.com/pdf/en_pamphlet.pdf (English)
Airport/Sta.Chubu Centrair International Airport (about 57.1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.010 months ago
A very decent aquarium that offers a lot to see. I've been overworking lately and went there to relax but it was interesting and educational enough for me to end up actively seeing all the fish and insects. So I didn't get to rest my mind to be honest but it turned out a good diversion. I totally didn't know Nagara river is the home to so many creatures! 1 hour and 40 minutes was not enough to walk and see through the entire facility. Give yourself at least 2 hours.
5.04 months ago
I like this place because its perfect for families, couples and kids. Seeing the aquarium here, you are going to learn about riverside nature. If you aren’t going to see the aquarium, you don’t need to pay for anything. You can just relax and enjoy the view. Kids won’t get bored because there are lots of activities for them here.
There are restaurants, convenience store and a lot of food trucks during weekends and holidays.
The parking area is huge.
5.03 months ago
If you like watching River monsters, then this is a great aquarium for you!
4.06 months ago
Many things to do here.. Not Just an Aquarium , outdoor activities and food stalls cafes .. Nice place to visit
5.02 years ago
We really enjoyed visiting here. The aquarium is extremely well thought out in design and features a lot of fish you might find in the local rivers as well as more exotic fished further into the aquarium. Unlike other aquariums, this one takes you through a set route beginning with an elevator ride up to the top and then a gradual descent through different themed areas. Each area is very well sign posted with times that the fish are going to be fed.
Also, at the end there a sea-lion show which we recommend you take a seat at the front if you can as the sea-lion will come out to greet the audience during the show, most likely. There is an amusement park next to the aquarium, but there is really enough to enjoy in the aquarium for several hours. If you have young children, they will probably be satisfied enough with the aquarium.
There is also a huge AEON mall around 6 minutes by car from here which has a great range of places to eat if you are not tempted by the restaurants at the water park.
One thing to note is that the two side car parks are blocked off from driving through to the main car park during some months. If you park in one of the side car parks it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the aquarium.