Aqua World-Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

This aquarium is located along the coast of Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture, and is among the largest in the country. Sea mammals and oceanic/freshwater fish from around the world and Oarai Sea are kept here. Exhibits are divided into nine zones, like “The Encounter Sea” and “Seas of the World.” You can watch a variety of living creatures, like popular penguins and sunfish, or see the impressive shark tank. The dolphin and sea lion shows are particularly lively and popular.

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Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 8252-3 map map Map
9:00-17:00 (Last entry16:00)
*Subject to change depending on the season
[Admission fee]
[Elementary/Junior high school students]1,100yen
[Toddlers (over 3 years old)]400yen
[Under 3]Free
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Not available (Outdoor smoking area available)
*Tel will have voice guidance
Average budget
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen
[Dinner] 3,001-5,000yen
Remarks:Estimated per adult
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Kids having fun here!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.26
    We spend 4hours here,after landing from Narita airport straight away drive through Oarai and managed to see the Dolphins shows at 12pm,nice late lunch after hanging around the aquarium with...
  • Wonderful aquarium with a lot of aqua species
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.15
    This was the 1st day trip of my Japan Tour which made my 1st impression awesome. This is such a big aquarium, huge tank made as natural habitat with enough space for each and every species. We spent...
  • A different aquarium
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.09.20
    Definitely not the best one I’ve been to, but a truly unique one. Many from japan’s Local seas. Spent around 3 hours there. Had a great time with my parents.

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