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Echizen Matsushima Aquarium

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74-2 Mikunichosaki, Sakai 913-0065, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-81-2700
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Direct contact with sea creatures

My family of 4 visited the aquarium on a rainy day in August 2017.  We had not planned for the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Joe_Chan_HK
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Hong Kong
OK

It is a small aquarium but has beautiful tanks and all kinds of marine animals. It has dolphin show... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2015
Derek C
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You can get up close and personal with the animals and touch them at the aquarium. This outstanding aquarium is located in front of the Sea of Japan, right next to Tojinbo. This popular, original facility is a little different from your run-of-the-mill aquarium. The secret is the Taikangata (experiencing) Aquarium. Here you can feed huge sea turtles and fish, and touch a giant octopus, a seal and even a live shark! The aquarium is open until 9:00 p.m., and in summer children can swim alongside fish in the Kaisui Pool and enjoy observing the seaside life on the natural ocean shore. In addition, in the Ocean Hall that will open in July 2009, the Coral Sea, where you can try floating on top of the ocean like in a dream, is a must-see! It’s an experience in a super dimensional space like walking on the surface of the water. Of course the aquarium is also replete with an enjoyable dolphin show. As everyday attractions, visitors can touch a dolphin and take a walk next to Humboldt penguins.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
29 Aug 2017
“Direct contact with sea creatures”
15 May 2015
“OK”
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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74-2 Mikunichosaki, Sakai 913-0065, Fukui Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My family of 4 visited the aquarium on a rainy day in August 2017.  We had not planned for the visit.  It was just next to our hostel hence became a handy visiting place on the rainy day.  On approach it appeared as a small...More

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らぼ, 支配人 at Echizen Matsushima Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you very much for coming from Hong Kong. I'm happy because I have very good evaluation. A fun attraction and the experience which touches a creature are an attractive aquarium. I'm also waiting to come next time.

Reviewed 16 May 2015

It is a small aquarium but has beautiful tanks and all kinds of marine animals. It has dolphin show and some animals to pet. The aquarium is the seaside with a beautiful view. Maybe not worth for those who have visited other aquariums in Japan.

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らぼ, 支配人 at Echizen Matsushima Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2015

Thank you very much for coming. There is this aquarium in a beautiful coast. It's popular that a dolphin show and a penguin walk outside. It's possible to touch, and the creature who can feed is raising, too. Please recommend everyone a fun aquarium.

Reviewed 1 September 2013

Surprisingly large aquarium with a wide variety of animals (fish, jellyfish, turtles, frogs, penguins), the highlight being dolphins. There are dolphin shows throughout the day. A petting area lets you touch sharks, rays and an octopus, and children can play in water with fish. The...More

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