No guarantor required! Weekly and monthly rates available. Good for short and long-term stay.
Dolphin Fantasy is a facility that allows you to interact with dolphins in a big, tailor-made fish preserve in the Port of Ito. In addition to viewing the dolphin’s performance shows, you have the option of either an “easy and casual” or “more serious” interaction: the former gives you a chance to pet them while the latter gets you into a bathing suit to swim with them. The facility also runs a diving school so the instructors are very skilled and detailed in teaching how to swim with dolphins. Equipped with separate hot water shower rooms for men and women, you can feel clean and refreshed for the rest of the day. It is a fun activity even for families with small children.
- 2-4-14 Arai, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
- Contact No.
- 5 min by taxi from JR Ito Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Please inquire as hours vary depending on the option of your choice.
Open all year round.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Casual interaction approximately 1 hour; Swimming option approximately 2 hours
- Admission fee
- Viewing only: 500 yen; additional charge applicable and varies by the service provided.
- Other Information
- Participants are required to bring their own swimsuit, sandals, towel and sunscreen lotion as needed for each option. Some options, including those featured in the article, require reservation in advance.
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Rare dolphin show performed in a fish tank in a natural environment
Most dolphin shows in Japan are performed in a special pool adjoining an aquarium. But here they are held in a big fish preserve with a platform floating by the fishing port. This is quite a rare setting, at least in Japan, and just being on the platform situated in this natural environment is enough to stir a sense of expectation and excitement.
Casual interaction perfect for families with small children
You can be a hopeless swimmer yet still be able to touch, feed and even instruct dolphins to jump at your queue in this option. This interaction will be limited to petting but you will be given a good education on dolphins beforehand, turning you into a dolphin expert. The educational segment is clear and easy enough even for children to understand.
Bring your bathing suit to swim with dolphins
This option allows you to swim with dolphins in a confined area after having had some interaction with them. An additional course, followed by a fishing boat ride to thoroughly enjoy the view of Izu, is also available and popular. Children aged 4 and over are eligible for participation but those under 5 require a parent’s accompaniment. You are expected to bring your own bathing suit, bath towel, pair of sandals and so on.