One of the world's largest Giant Aquarium with more than 30,000 aquatic creatures from 1200 species. Other than sea mammals such as dugongs, manatees, dolphins and sea otters, a diverse collection of fish and shellfishes, waterside mammals like fishing cats, amphibians and reptiles are found in the themed zones including Marine Mammals Kingdom, Mermaid Sea, Ancient Sea, Coral Reef Diving, Polar Sea, Jungle World, Woods of Miracles, Japanese Sea and Japanese River. Rare creatures like giant isopods are displayed at the Curious Creatures Laboratory. Kids may also enjoy the seal performances, penguin parades and the touch-the-warlus. Great place even on a rainy day.
Airport/Sta.Toba Sta. (about 600m) Google Transit
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5.02 weeks ago
This is a very good place to visit with your family. There are a number of amazing sea creatures that will amaze you. The ticket is 2.500 yen. But it was worth it. I spent a meaningful time here learning about sea animals. The place is divided into alphabetical sections, so, you will not miss anything. Just start from A, B, C and so on. It was fun!!!!
5.09 months ago
Amazing encounter with very interesting sea creatures.. lots of varieties of sea and land creatures to see and learn. Need at least 3 hours or more. Several performances - walrus show, penguin walk, sea lion performance.
Great place for kids...
5.0a month ago
I love this place long time ago. This was my 5th visit. They have changed quite a lot of display since my previous visit 6 years ago
5.06 months ago
Great visit when our cruise ship stopped for the day. After a lot of walking at other ports we were glad of a slower day. The Aquarium is about a 10 mn walk from the Marine Terminal. On the way there are a number of shops selling pearl related items. The aquarium offers a discounted ticked for cruise guests if your show your cruise card/cruise ID. The facility is well set out, it is split into different rooms depending on the type of animal. Don't miss the penguins in their infinity pool! The facility is well worth a visit and offers a wide range of amimals to see.
5.010 months ago
I have visited 20+ aquariums and this is by far THE BEST!
I stayed for 4 hours and didn't even sit down or saw any shows. It is huge! Moreover, there are many species that I have never seen before. The place obviously is a few years old but the actual animals and tanks are extremely well taken care of. On another note, there are vending machines all through the place and the price of drinks is cheaper than in the city.
I definitely recommend going and it is worth the 2500en price tag. Will be back.