Echizen Matsushima Aquarium

This aquarium is located within Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture. It is near the scenic spot Tojinbo. There are several exhibits where visitors can observe and interact with marine and waterside life up close, as well as shows and feeding events. There’s a large “ocean fish tank” containing a school of nearly 3,000 sardines, as well as a “coral sea” featuring a water tank underneath the glass floor, making it feel like you’re walking on the surface. Visitors can also watch penguins swim from an underwater tunnel and swim along with the fish in the “jabu jabu ocean pool.”

Spot details

Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichousaki 74-2-3
9:00-17:30 [During summer Weekday] 9:00-18:00 [During summer Saturday Public holidays and Bon Festival] 9:00-21:00 [Winter season] 9:00-16:30
open everyday
[Admission fee] [Adult] 2,000yen [Elementary and junior high school students] 1,000yen [Toddlers (3 years old and over)] 500yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay)
Not available
Available (Customer-only Not available fee Wi-Fi)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 10, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (Umbrella is required as there are outdoor facilities)
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen [Night] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes or more (There are experience corners in various places, and it tends to exceed the time)
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (There are 3 wheelchairs for free rental, but we recommend that you bring them with you)
Infant friendly
Yes (There are several strollers for free rental, but we recommend that you bring them with you.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Great aquarium
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.05.11
    Entrance fee is a bit expensive, almost 2000 yen per person, but a discount can be had with a coupon. Check their website for any coupons before going.A great aquarium once inside, with many...
  • とにかく古いが役には立つ Not necessary for tourist
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.08.26
  • Great aquarium
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.08.06
    Price to enter is a little high, but theres lot to see inside, with a wide variety of animals. Many kinds of fish, including some rare and unusual ones, jellyfish, octopus, sharks and rays, otters...

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