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Shimane AQUAS Aquarium
Shimane AQUAS Aquarium stands on the beautiful coastline of Hamada. The number of rearing creatures is about 10,000 of about 400 species, and its water tank capacity is 4,500 ton, the gross floor area is 10,300 ㎡, which is the largest-scale around this area. Since they have various kinds of facilities, such as the underwater tunnel, touch pool, and seal and sea lion pool, you never get tired of it. Also, there is an athletic park outside, and you can spend a whole day here. Of course, the whole building is barrier-free.
- 1117-2 Kushirocho, Hamada-shi, Shimane
- Contact No.
- 10-minute walk from Hashi Stationon JR. Or Aquas-mae bus stop, 15-minute ride on Iwami Kotsu Bus bound for Ezu from Hamada Station on JR
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00‐17:00 ( ‐18:00 during July 20 ‐ Aug 31)
Closed: Tuesday, if a holiday, the next day (7 days open during school holidays)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2 hours
- Admission fee
- 1,540 yen/adult, 510 yen/elementary, Jr. & Sr. high school student
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Belugas' Bubble Rings Bring You Happiness?!
This aquarium is famous for its belugas, the only one aquarium that has belugas in western Japan. They puff out a bubble ring out of their mouths, which looks like an angel halo. It is a must see, and there is a jinx that a beluga's angel halo makes your life happy. Couples and families do like this jinx.
Penguin-kan (hall) has 4 different kinds of penguins, where you can see them walking around in a cute way. And there are benches by the penguins' water tank so that you can sit and watch them swimming gracefully. They are so cool when they swim swiftly in the water!
Giant Squid Sample!
Since March in 2015, they have started exhibiting a giant squid sample, which was caught by bottom trawling around 30 km north of Yamaguchi prefecture. You may think it looks grotesque, but it's a valuable opportunity to observe a real one.
The Real Size of Giant Squid