Takeshima Aquarium | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Toyohashi Station 

[Takeshima Aquarium]

An aquarium popular for its hand-written description plates

Opened in 1956, this aquarium is quite old, but there are exhibitions for the enthusiasts and its unique touches are highly rated. First, take note of the wide variety of deep-sea fish on display. At the Sawarin Pool, where visitors can touch creatures directly with their own hands, animals like the giant isopods are very popular in winter. Hand-written description plates bearing "fish resumes" have been devised to catch people's attention, and are not to be missed. Academic information is described in a humorous way that catches the eye even on the Internet, and it is creating a buzz. Experience fun that surpasses the limitations of an aquarium.
Posted photos Main Huge spider crabs living in the deep sea around Japan are also on display
Three photos Upper left You'll want to read each fish's resume hand-written by the staff, upper right The adorable sea lion show held several times a day will leave you smiling, lower the Sawarin Pool, where visitors can touch creatures directly with their own hands
Address 1-6 Takeshima-cho, Gamagori City, Aichi
Phone +81-533-68-2059 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admissions are 30 minutes before closing time)
Holidays Every Tuesday (Wednesday if Tuesday is a holiday), December 29th to 31st
* Open on Tuesday during spring holidays, Golden Week, summer holidays, winter holidays, etc.
* There may be holidays due to maintenance and inspections etc.
Admission fee Adults 500 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 200 yen
Children under elementary school age Free
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line New Rapid Train from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 12 minutes, alight at "Gamagori Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL http://www.city.gamagori.lg.jp/site/takesui/

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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