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Suma Aqualife Park
Suma Aqualife Park is an aquarium-complex located facing the Suma beach. Inside the huge building with a triangle-shaped roof, there are approx. 600 species of 13,000 fishes and sea creatures, in addition to a big fish tank where gigantic rays and sharks swim. On top of that, many events and activities are organized here. A popular event is a show in the Dolphin Live Pavilion. Beside that, you can feed Magellanic penguins. There are many activities in which adults and children can both enjoy participating.
- 1-3-5 Wakamiya, Suma-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk from JR Suma Aqualife Park station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00‐17:00 (Closes at 20:00 during summer vacation)
Every Wednesday from December to February (except for national holidays), it might close exceptionally during December.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- 1300 yen
- Other Information
- * English, Chinese, Korean brochures available
※ 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.
First in the world! Gigantic fish tank that creates waves on the surface
The fish tank in Suma Aqualife Park is the first tank in the world which creates artificial waves. Inside the tank containing about 1,200 t of waving water, sharks and sardines swim elegantly. It is as if you are watching them swim in the actual sea.
Dolphin shows are very popular!
The main event of the Suma Aqualife Park is the Dolphin Show. You can see various performances of dolphins synchronizing their moves and jumping high. You will have a great view of the show from audience seats.
Enjoy participating in attractions!
As I told you earlier, many events take place in this aquarium. In Penguin Pavilion, penguins are walking and swimming in the outdoor pool. In Fish Live Theater, you will feel like being chased by fish. There are many other participating-style facilities that you don't just watch but experience.