Miyajima Public Aquarium (宮島水族館)
An aquarium located close to Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, on the island of Miyajima in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Notable for its Japanese exterior designed to fit in with the surrounding scenery, the aquarium, locally known as “Miyaji Marine,” was remodeled and reopened in 2011. The aquarium exhibits over 13,000 fish and marine mammals spanning 350 species with a focus on the creatures living in the Seto Inland Sea. Some of the aquarium’s most popular exhibits include cute animals such as rare finless porpoises, penguins, Stellar sea lions, and Japanese river otters. Daily sea lion shows are held at the aquarium’s Live Pool.
Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 10-3 (Hiroshima / MiyajimaArea)
- Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 10-3 [map]
- 9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:00)
- There may be days when the facility is closed.
- [Admission fee]
[General (High School Students and above)] 1,420yen
[Small Junior High School Students]710yen
[Under 4 years old] Free
- Parking Lot
*Only for 2spaces of caring parking lot for people with disabilities.
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 17, 2020 (Information as of May 14, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.