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Echizen Matsushima Aquarium, Sakai

#2 of 63 in Parks in Fukui Prefecture
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Walk over a seabed across a glass board in your socks and play with fish in shallow pools of Echizen Matsushima Aquarium, a well-kept establishment built seaside to highlight the experience. Featuring over 400 species including dolphins, sharks, rays, jellyfish, penguins, octopuses, turtles, and frogs, the aquarium features a full range of marine life, some of which you can touch. Daily dolphin shows and penguin walks are a highlight. You can see penguins from an underwater tunnel or walk to a nearby small island to see animals in the wild. With our online itinerary creator, Sakai attractions like Echizen Matsushima Aquarium can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Entrance fee is a bit expensive, almost 2000 yen per person, but a discount can be had with a coupon. Check their website for any coupons before going. A great aquarium once inside, with many...  more »
  • 三国にある水族館。とにかく古い全体的に古いものの、頑張って増築しているので、新しいのと古いのが共存している感じ。ただ、子供にはとても楽しいようで、中でも魚のいけすに直接入って餌をあげる体験や、ペンギンの散歩などはお気に入りで、結局朝からお昼までいました。新しい建物はトイレも綺麗ですし、授乳室等もありますので良いですが、水着に着替えるロッカールームなど、汚すぎて息もしたくない感じです。では、なぜ星4...  more »
  • If you wish to enjoy one day in one place watching various shows as well as enjoying different kinds of sea activities right there, you should come here. DO BRING A PAIR OF CHANGE CLOTHES for everyone ( free of charge changing rooms and showers are available). I have been there several times and must say I never get bored. The prices are severe even at the restaurant on the second floor. You can penguin walking show and get to know more about various species life facts as well as watch wonderful dolphins, whales and seals performance all in rotation ever 13-20 min with a 10 min interval for you to move from one attraction to the other. I always thought of this aquarium as a well-organized place.
  • Great range of activities and creatures. Loved the "Doctor fish tank". Some more English translation would be good.
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