Suichu Rakuen Aquarium (Toki no Sumika Museum)3.6
The Suichu-rakuen (aquatic paradise) Aquarium, which is Japan's largest goldfish-dedicated aquarium, is situated in the Toki no Sumika Museum on the premises of a large-scale leisure resort with many facilities, the Gotemba Kogen Toki no Sumika, in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture. You can appreciate about 4,500 goldfish of about 200 species gathered from all over Japan, including valuable Jumbo Oranda Shishigashira (lionhead) , Tosakin (curly funtail), Jikin (butterfly tail) and Izumo Nankin (egg fish). They are displayed in a fantastic space colored with lights, swimming elegantly in a wide variety of tanks such as ones with Japanese motifs and light effects, ones with aquatic plants as the landscape and ones imitating huge Japanese lacquerware. You can also experience coloring a pottery goldfish or drawing a fish that swim in the virtual fish tank on a display.
In the museum, there is also an exhibition corner of sculpture works by Hideaki Maejima, all of which are made of camphor trees that were 300 to 400 years old and were fallen by wind. His representative works, such as of children, animals, demons or Buddha, would make you smile and relaxed when you see them or touch them.
Address: Toki no Sumika Museum, 719 Koyama, Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (varies depending on the season)
Admission fee: Adults (junior high school students and older) 1,000 yen, Elementary school students 300 yen
* Guests staying at Toki no Sumika Hotel will receive a half-price ticket
Arrive by train:
・25 minutes by free shuttle bus from the Otomeguchi exit of JR Gotemba Station
・45 minutes by free shuttle bus from the north exit of JR Mishima Station
Arrive by car:
・25 minutes from Gotemba IC on the Tomei Expressway
・15 minutes from Susono IC on the Tomei Expressway
Purposeinstagrammable,couple,experience,kids,Japanese resort,hot springs,Animals,let's hang out!,Rainy Day
Airport/Sta.Iwanami Sta. (about 2.3km) Google Transit
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4.04 years ago
Nice place !
4.04 months ago
Goldfish are beautiful!
The kindness of the sculpture is the spirit of the forest.
5.07 months ago
There are quite a few permanent aquariums centered around goldfish in the whole country, so I appreciate it.
I have kept small goldfish, but large goldfish of 10 cm or more, and high-class manchu are so easy for beginners to keep them in ordinary households. I can't keep it, but there are times when I want to see it, so I'd be happy if I had an aquarium like this.
4.05 months ago
It was wider and more spectacular than I expected. The carved wooden statue is a little creepy ...
4.09 months ago
I went in the rain.
Rare goldfish and jellyfish. Sculptures and books. I was worried that there was a lot of maintenance.
The response was also good.