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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

phone 0855283900
place

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

Review of Aquas

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/06/02 One of the better aquariums in Japan
This is a great place for any age! My young children loved it just as much as my husband and I. The layout is great, and there are several awesome restaurants on the grounds. Don't miss the touch...
Reviewed:2016/08/07 For hot day
It was the hottest day in Japan. Good choice to spend some time indoor. The performance of white whales is great and penguins are of interest to kids.
Reviewed:2016/06/05 Surprised in Iwami
They have an interesting collection of aquatic life primarily from the sea of Japan, but also have a section for Asia and Africa.Penguins was a bit of a downer, but the sealion show was cool. Beluga...

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Details

Address

Shimane Pref. Hamadashi Kushirochou 1117-2 [map]

Phone

0855283900

Hours
9:00-17:00
[7/20-8/31]9:00-18:00
Closed
Tuesday (Business season such as long vacation is open)
For the public holiday, The next day
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults 1240 yen, Konaka High School Students 410 yen, ChildFree (Special price until 2018 Late Mar.)
Parking Lot
Available 2000spaces
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DinersClub, others)
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.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.

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