Aquariums

Kyoto Aquarium

Kyoto Aquarium
Location:
Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access:
15 minute walk westwards from Kyoto Station Central Exit

The Kyoto Aquarium reproduces how the drops of water that rains on the Tamba mountain range that extends from Hyogo to Kyoto and on the virgin Ashiu forest in northern Kyoto form to become spring water, then becomes a small river that eventually converge to become a big river that finally flows into the ocean. Here, visitors can learn the link from riverhead to ocean, as well as the ecosystem where many life forms cohabit. The inside of the aquarium that is arranged with trees grown in Kyoto is filled with many fun attractions: from one of the largest exhibition of the Japanese giant salamander in Japan, to the big fish tank with the fish-eye lenses, and the Dolphin Stadium that overlooks the lush greenery at Umekoji Park. You can "learn" about the life forms in rivers and the ocean, as well as the history and nature of Kyoto by "having fun."

Sumida Aquarium

Sumida Aquarium
Location:
Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Access:
Tokyo Skytree Town®
Near "Tokyo Skytree Station" on the Tobu Skytree Line
Near "Oshiage (Skytree) Station" on the Tobu Skytree, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Keisei Oshiage Line, and the Toei Asakusa Line

The Sumida Aquarium is an urban-type aquarium where one can come in contact with approximately 260 species, a total of about 5,000 living creatures. With the concept of "Life's cradle ~ water, and its nurturing," the entire facility is a "Big cradle" that nurtures "Life," and is a place where one can go to experience the "Life of living creatures," and the "Water" that nurtures them, without even leaving the city. Composed of 8 exhibits, we also provide blogs with comments expressed by people who participated in workshops and other such events. In addition to sightseeing by tourists to the TOKYO SKYTREE®, visits by families and couples living in the surrounding area, school trips by children, off-campus learning by students, and so forth, we also cater to the after-five visits for people working in the city, as our aquarium has the distinctive characteristics of being an urban-type aquarium.

Enoshima Aquarium

Enoshima Aquarium
Location:
Fujisawa City, Kanagawa
Access
3 minute walk from Katase Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Enoshima Line and Odakyu Line.

The aquarium makes optimal use of its spectacular location, commanding an eyeful of Mt. Fuji to the right, and the remarkable Enoshima to the left, with the ocean stretching ahead as far as the eye can see. The aquarium boasts a massive, undulating school of some 8000 Japanese sardines swimming in its Sagami Bay Tank, (Japan's first attempt at long-term cultivation of deep-sea life in its Deep Sea Corner), and the dreamlike Jelly Fish Fantasy Hall. In the Dolphin Show Stadium, dynamic shows with performances by dolphins and sea lions can be enjoyed like nowhere else but the Enoshima Aquarium. The aquarium also offers a diverse array of hands-on programs that make it fun to learn about sea life.

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