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Echizen Matsushima Aquarium

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4.1 (3589)

74-2-3 Mikunichōsaki, Sakai, Fukui 913-0065, Japan

Seaside aquarium featuring touch pools, penguins, dolphin shows & encounters with resident seals.

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phone+81 776-81-2700
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clockOpening hours

Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Riki Urabe 4 months ago

Pro tip: Make sure to buy your tickets in advance to get a 500 yen discount! The aquarium is relatively small, but I easily spent 2 hours here. They have turtles, dolphins, penguins, and many more! I especially loved the penguin area, as well as walking into the room with the tortoise enjoying himself. The staff was exceptional; you can see they take good care of their animals.

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Sam 5 months ago

It's a small town aquarium. I can't speak on how animal treatment. Every country has different standards, it is what it is. I can only say the people that worked there seemed like they genuinely cared. It is kinda run down but literally right next to the ocean. It's going to erode faster. If you're in the area I think it's worth a visit.

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mushaffa rasyid ridha 10 months ago

It is very good for that area that is not that big, there are some areas where we can touch the fishes. It just feels like and old area

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Kai-Wen Yang a year ago

Small aquarium that kids can enjoy touching, feeding and interacting with sea creatures. The aquarium is a bit old and not very clean, can use some renovation. Animal space is small.

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Emily Bailey 2 years ago

Awful aquarium, small dirty tanks, animal welfare not a priority. I visited this aquarium today after visiting Oshima (which was great). This place literally made me cry. The tanks are way too small, most of them are filthy, and dont have plants, rocks, or anything to improve the environment. They have a huge sunfish in a small tank, the water is not clear and there is nothing inside. Its like they decided to reuse an old swimming pool or something. There was a big octopus in a tank almost the same size as itself, in the "touch tank" area, with no staff to supervise. The largest tanks were overcrowded, and some fish looked sick. One giant ray looked terrible, and kept swimming to the top and free falling to crash on the ground. I will certainly never come back here and i advise you not to come either. I dont know how anyone can visit this place and leave with a smile.