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Toba Aquarium (鳥羽水族館)



Located in Toba City, this is Japan’s largest aquarium. Appropriate of its catch phrase “Japan’s largest number of species bred” the aquarium is home to approximately 1,200 species of animals. The aquarium has 12 zones that come close to natural environments, and one characteristic is that there is no prescribed viewing route. The aquarium has Japan’s only dugong, a sea creature which served as a model for the mermaid legends, and along with the manatees is a popular animal to see. Moreover, the museum not only features aquatic animals but also displays animals that live close to water such as capybara. The humorous show featuring sea lions and walruses is a must-see.


Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3-3-6 (Ise / Shima / TobaArea)

phone 0599252555

[7/20-8/31] 8:30-17:30
* Admission is until 1 Hours closing.

Review of Toba Aquarium

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Reviewed:2020/01/09 Cute marine mammals and creatures at a top-notch environment!
We stayed at an Onsen ryokan nearby, decide to explore the area in random. Drove along the main Pearl road and saw this aquarium adjacent to the large multi storey car park. Tickets reasonably...
Reviewed:2020/01/05 Family visit
Many great big aquariums with fish and mammals from all over. Impressive collection of fish, and the kids loved it. There is also a show with the mammals (all in Japanese) which was fun.
The only...
Reviewed:2019/12/24 Terribly sad place. Please avoid
We spent the day in Toba Japan. There isn’t very much to do here. Asked w local what should we do and they said visit the aquarium. Against my better judgement we did. And it was awfully sad...

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Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3-3-6 [map]
Ise / Shima / TobaArea
[7/20-8/31] 8:30-17:30
* Admission is until 1 Hours closing.
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults 2,500yen, Small/Junior High School Students 1,300yen, 3 years old and over 600yen, Over 652,200yen
Parking Lot
※Once per day800yen
Credit Card
Available (Chatter, available at stores)
* Some stores are Not available.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Mie Areas


          Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.