[Numazu Deepblue Aquarium Coelacanth Museum]
The first aquarium in Japan specializing in the deep sea
One of the few aquariums around the world that exhibits unique deep sea creatures collected from around the globe. In particular, it features organisms that live in Suruga Bay, the deepest aquatic area of Japan, which has a maximum depth of 2,500 m. Some of the highlights include mysterious creatures like the five frozen and taxidermic coelacanths, the so-called "living fossils", known to have been living in the deep sea for 350 million years, and the popular giant isopods. Fun for adults and children alike.
|Posted photos||Main One of the few coelacanths around the world preserved in a frozen state
Three photos Upper left The "Large Suruga Bay Tank" exhibiting and introducing major creatures from Suruga Bay, the deepest aquatic area of Japan, upper right The Numazu Deepblue Aquarium Coelacanth Museum in a corner of the "Minato Hachiju Sanbanchi" (photo), which is packed with eateries, lower Unusual deep sea giant isopods, which grow as large as 50 cm, are also on display
|Address||83 Senbon-Minato-cho, Numazu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-55-954-0606 (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last admission at 5:30 p.m.)
* Times are subject to change during the busy seasons, summer, and winter.
* There may be holidays due to maintenance and inspections etc.
|Admission fee||Adults (high school student age and over) 1,600 yen
Children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 800 yen
Children under elementary school age (age 4 and over) 400 yen
* 100 yen off for persons of age 65 and over (Presentation of ID is required.)
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 5 minutes, and alight at "Numazu Station". Take the Izu Hakone Bus bound for Numazu-ko, and alight at "Numazu-ko".|
updated on Mar 30, 2018
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