Saitama Aquarium

Aquarium
The Saitama Aquarium is located inside the Hanyu Suigo Park which also is a natural habitat for the waterwheel water plant. The aquarium primarily displays the 70 different forms of life that thrive in the Arakawa River. The display is designed to depict 200 kilometers of the Arakawa River, from upstream downwards to the river mouth. A nationally protected species, the Tokyo bitterling, and the prefectural fish, a stickleback species, Pungitius, the carnivorous water plant, the waterwheel plant are nurtured and displayed.

Spot details

Address
Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Mitakaya 751-1
Phone
0485651010
Hours
[Feb.- Nov.]9:30-17:00(Last entryReception16:30)
[Dec.- Jan.]9:30-16:30(Last entryReception16:00)
Closed
[Mar.--Nov.] 1st Monday (Aug. Is open everyday) [Dec.--Feb.] Monday, 12/29-1/1
Fees
[Normal period] Adults (High school students and above) 400yen, Children (Small/Junior high school students) 100yen * Groups are Adults320yen, Children80yen [During the special exhibition period] Adults (High school students and above) 500yen, Children ( Small/Junior high school students) 200yen * Groups are Adults 400yen, Children 160yen
Parking Lot
Available(1,100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available (SoftBank free Wi-Fi)
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 15, 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] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Engaging little Aquarium
    4.0 Reviewed:2014.08.18
    Very engaging freshwater aquarium for children. It is not the largest aquarium around and lacks large tanks but is still well worth a visit especially if you want to learn more about what’s in the...
  • 海水魚のいない水族館
    3.0 Reviewed:2022.05.06
    海なし県の埼玉県ならではの、海水魚のいない埼玉県営の水族館です。本館の展示は川の流れと同じように、上流の生き物-中流の生き物-下流の生き物の順になっています。その他に、外来魚のコーナーや希少淡水魚のコーナーなどがあります。特別展示棟では甲殻類の展示がされていました。淡水魚について知るには良い勉強になりますが、やはり海水魚がいないと、地味で迫力に欠ける水族館に感じます。県営の施設だけあって新型コロナ...
  • 淡水魚の水族館
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.09.21
    埼玉県には海がありませんが、河川はたくさんあります。利根川や荒川の河川の面積が日本一という説明書がありました。駐車場は無料で、水族館の入場料は大人420円でした。水族館の周囲には池があり、大きな鯉がたくさんいます。大人でも子どもでも楽しめる良い公園です。

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