Shimoda Aquarium

An aquarium located in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture built on the water using a natural bay. In the Perry aqua dome situated in the middle of the bay, visitors can view large aquarium tanks recreating the ocean off Izu. There are also bottlenose dolphin shows held on the aquarium’s “marine stage.” Meanwhile, Pacific white-sided dolphin and sea lion shows are held in the aquarium’s marine stadium. Exhibiting some 250 species and 1,500 individual marine creatures, facilities such as a penguin pool, earless seal hall, and sea turtle pond have made the aquarium a top destination for visitors to Shimoda.

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Update date:2024.05.24

Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka prefecture 3-22-31 map map Map
*Business hours vary depending on the season.
open everyday (However, there are days closed between 4 Sundays on Dec.)
[Admission fee] Adults (Junior high school students and older) 2,400 yen, Children (4 years old- Elementary School Students) 1,200 yen
Parking Lot
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Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Possible (not allowed at restaurants, but allowed inside Wednesday Zoo)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Interesting place to go
    5.0 Reviewed : 2021.09.25
    We not going inside but we pass there for few times and see 3 dophins was so happy to swim inside the ocean and playing with the visitors, they jump and swim freely. If you have kids or would like to...
  • Nice Shows
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.01
    Unique aquarium, as the name suggests, it is a floating aquarium in the sense that they have built a floating bridge on sea water and also building on top of sea. There are couple of Dolphin shows...
  • Need improvement
    2.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.27
    Dolphins show and penguins show were good to watch. However, the sea turtles were kept inhumanely. It was painful to see them. Many huge sea turtles were packed in one tiny water tank. And the otters...

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