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Underwater Observatory (海中展望塔)


Observatory / Outlook

This observatory is located approximately a 20-minute drive from Susami-minami Interchange. It is situated inside Kushimoto Underwater Park, and there is a free shuttle bus that runs from the JR Kushimoto Station. As the name suggests, visitors can use the observatory to look underwater from above ground. The coastal area of Kushimoto is known as the world's northernmost coral colony registered in the Ramsar Convention. In addition to the table corals, there are also around 270 species of fish, including schools of Largescale Blackfish, which can be observed here. Depending on the temperature of the water, anywhere from 20 to 70 species of fish can be seen at a time. The facility is open all year round, and business hours are extended during long holidays.


Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho Arida 1157 Kushimoto Underwater Park (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0735621122

9:00-16:30 (Last entry 16:00) * Subject to change depending on the time

Review of Kushimoto Marine Park Undersea Tower

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/02/25 Kushimoto Marine Park - Must go underwater
Dont just visit the aquarium. The giant turtles at the aquarium are a sight to behold but your visit is incomplete if you dont venture out, step onto the bridge, entered the Tower and go...
Reviewed:2018/01/25 interesting evrytime
I take my kids here every year (for the last 11 years). We enjoy it and find interesting things every single time. Specially interesting is the underwater observatory tower which you descend to see...
Reviewed:2016/08/01 Cool underwater
Large tower so observation space is fairly large. Even though there were a few people inside, it did not feel cramped at all.

The fishes through the windows were not as plentiful as those on the...

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Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho Arida 1157 Kushimoto Underwater Park [map]
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
9:00-16:30 (Last entry 16:00) * Subject to change depending on the time
open everyday
[Admission fee (common to Wednesday family)] [General] 1,800yen [Small/Junior high school students] 800yen [Toddlers (3 years old and over)] 200yen
Parking Lot
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.