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Shirahama Aquarium, Kyoto University京都大学白浜水族館



This aquarium is annexed to the Kyoto University marine laboratory, and it’s open to the public for a fee. There are four different exhibits, with sharks, rays, large migratory fish, species from the neighboring waters, freshwater fish, and more on display. It also has one of the country’s best collections of invertebrates, including sea anemones, sea cucumbers, and more. There’s a 250-ton tank as well, making this a popular tourist spot. It’s also great for academic study.


Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 459 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0739423515

9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)

Review of Shirahama Aquarium Kyoto University

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Reviewed:2017/09/23 Very nice place to visit in Shirahama
This is an aquarium located in the marine station of Kyoto University. Its small, but highly educational. Professors take time to curate maybe during weekdays. Entrance fee is only 600¥, free for...
Reviewed:2015/12/21 Good thing to do if you are around
30 mins to 1 hour would be enough. A lot of different kind of fishes. 600 yen admission fee. When I visited this Aquarium, me and my wife were the only visitors.
Reviewed:2015/12/14 Small but ice thing to do with kids for an hour; good value.
Our daughter was a bit bored as we wondered around. This cheered her up no end. It only cost about $15 (AUD) for the 3 of us. Only took 30-45 minutes.

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Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 459 [ map ]
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee]
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 600yen
[Children (Senior Junior High School Students)] 200yen
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 1, 2020)
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.