Kobe City Suma Aqualife Park

This is an aqua park in Suma Kaihin Park about five minutes on foot from JR Sumakaihinkoen Station. The aqua park opened in 1957. It is loved by the citizens of Kobe who have given it the nickname of “Smasui”, and the aqua park celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017. Located in an area as one enters the park, straight away one will come across such animals as sharks and ray leisurely swimming in large tanks. Besides that, there are also plenty of programs for children up to adults which enable you to experience sea creatures up close such as a commentary and a demonstration of feeding the sea otters and a live show where you can have contact with true seals and bottlenose dolphins.

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Suma-ku Wakamiyachou 1-3-5
9:00-17:00 (Open between Evenings depending on the season)
[Dec.--Mar.] Wednesday, Dec. Has maintenance Closed Sunday * New Year's holiday is open
[Admission fee] Adults (18 and over) 700yen, Middle school (15-17 years old) 400yen, Children (Small/Junior high school students) 300yen * Toddlers Free
Parking Lot
Not available * Suma Seaside Park Parking Lot Available (Fee) nearby
Credit Card
Not available
Not available (Smoking area Available immediately after exiting the west exit)
Available(KOBE Free Wi-Fi)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 7, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Good little aquarium
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.10.02
    Given its relatively small size, this is a very nice aquarium. There’s an entertaining dolphin show for the kids, a good selection of fish and marine creatures, and generally a well thought-out...
  • やっぱりイルカ!こっそりアシカw
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.06.03
  • Nice but...
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.03.16
    It is very nice in one part - where there are giant aquariums and fish and smaller sea creatures. That part is excellent. What is not that nice are cages where some of the animals are. They are small...

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