Discover the amazing variety of sea creatures as you step into the mysterious underwater world awash with thrills and excitement. This largest aquarium of Japan boasts the most diverse collection of aquatic life with more than 30,000 aquatic animals from 1200 species. It features several spectacular themed zones, including Ancient Sea, Jungle World, Waterside in the Forest and Polar Sea. One of the areas is dedicated to the sea life in the waters around Ise Bay and the Kumano-Nada Sea. Take a trip to the Marine Mammal kingdom to view fun-loving sea lions and seals. Get up close to the dugong at the Mermaid Sea as this is the only location in Japan to witness this legendary creature which is often mistaken as Mermaids. The latest addition is the “Weird Living Creatures Research Centre”, where you will find fascinating organisms that you have never seen before!
|Address||Toba 3 Chome 3-6, Toba-shi, Mie 517-0011|
|Open||3/21-10/31 9 am~5 pm (7/20~8/31 8.30 am-5:30 pm)
11/1-3/20 9 am~4:30 pm
|Closed||Open all year|
Tokyo→Nagoya Shinkansen (Nozomi) 1 h 40 min
Nagoya→Toba: Kintetsu Limited Express 1 h 35 min or JR Rapid Mie 1 h 40 min
Osaka Nanba→Toba: Kintetsu Limited Express 2 hr
Kyoto→Toba: Kintetsu Limited Express 2 hr
10 min walk from JR/Kintetsu Toba Station
15 min on Ise Futami Toba Line from Ise Interchange
|Entrance Fee||Adults ¥2500 (¥2250 for groups of 20 or more)
Elementary/Junior High School ¥1250 (¥1130 for groups of 20 or more)
Preschool ¥630 (¥570 for groups of 20 or more)
*Kids under 3 years of age are free.