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Shimane Aquas Aquarium (しまね海洋館アクアス)

Aquarium

One of the largest aquariums in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, Aquas is the only aquarium in western Japan where you can see belugas. The aquarium has exhibits some 10 thousand creatures spanning around 400 species, including a penguin exhibit housing four species of penguins, a giant aquarium exhibit focusing on the sharks which appear in the myths of Shimane, an exhibit featuring the flying fish which are the official fish of Shimane Prefecture, and more. The aquarium’s earless seal and sea lion shows are also popular.

place

Shimane Pref. Hamadashi Kushirochou 1117-2 (Masuda / TsuwanoArea)

phone 0855283900
place

9:00-17:00
[7/20-8/31]9:00-18:00

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Details

Address
Shimane Pref. Hamadashi Kushirochou 1117-2 [map]
Area
Masuda / TsuwanoArea
Phone
0855283900
Hours
9:00-17:00
[7/20-8/31]9:00-18:00
Closed
Tuesday (Open during busy seasons such as GW, summer vacation, winter vacation, spring vacation)
Public holiday The next day
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult]1,550yen
[Elementary/Middle/High School Students]500yen
[Child]Free
Parking Lot
Available(2,000spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Smoking
Available (Only one smoking corner in the building)
Wi-Fi
Available(Shimane wifi)
Vegetarian Menu
One of the largest aquariums in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, Aquas is the only aquarium in western Japan where you can see belugas. The aquarium has exhibits some 10 thousand creatures spanning around 400 species, including a penguin exhibit housing four species of penguins, a giant aquarium exhibit focusing on the sharks which appear in the myths of Shimane, an exhibit featuring the flying fish which are the official fish of Shimane Prefecture, and more. The aquarium’s earless seal and sea lion shows are also popular.
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 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
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
No (it will be kept at the office *Free)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.