“AQUA WORLD Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium” in Ibaraki Prefecture is the largest aquarium in Japan. It is an aquarium crowded with many tourists throughout the year. The reason for its popularity lies in the unique charm of the Oarai Aquarium. The number of shark breeding species is Japan’s largest. Also, there are plenty of charm, such as Japan’s largest sunfish water tub, dynamic show, fun events, fulfilling kids area, Oarai gourmet shops etc.
“Aquaworld Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium” with plenty of such charm. First of all, it is “the sea zone of encounter” to see it as soon as entering the aquarium. There, there is “the sea tank of encounter” which reproduced the sea of Ibaraki, and about 80 kinds such as sharks, sea turtle, thornback, thousands of sardines, and 20,000 fish is breeding in the aquarium. A large group of sardines shine glittering, and sharks and rays swim gracefully. You will be impressed by the beauty that you will not get tired even if you are looking forever.
You can see sharks and sunfish in “Sea zone of the world”. The biggest attraction of Oarai Aquarium is “shark” anyway. It is said that the number of shark breeding species is the largest in Japan. It is a must-see “shark sea aquarium” where there are plenty of sharks. About 400 of sharks are raised in over 50 species, including sand tiger shark with scary face, lemon shark, and popular hammerhead sharks. It is only here that you can see so many sharks. You can see scary sharks, such as sharp eyes and jagged teeth, in close proximity. It is frightening, but it is a pleasant aquarium to see.
Besides that, a dynamic dolphin and sea lion show “Ocean Live” that can be enjoyed against the Pacific Ocean is popular. It is a masterpiece for the performance of dolphins who jump high. In addition, “beach ball kick” which false killer whale kicks beach balls using the tail, is one of the acts that excites the show. You can also enjoy cute comical performances of the sea lions.
Aquarium is not the only thing that you can enjoy. It is the charm of the Oarai Aquarium that you can enjoy your meal. There are ten restaurants in the food court near the aquarium entrance. Some shops have stuck with local ingredients. Speaking of Oarai gourmet, it is seafood. There are restaurants where you can eat seafood bowls and sushi etc. You can enjoy seafood here without traveling to another place. In addition, there is a terrace seat outside, which makes it a great place to dine while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
As food court and souvenir shop are in free area, you can drop in without having to enter the aquarium.
The “Aqua World Ooarai Aquarium” is one of the popular aquariums of the maximum scale in Kanto. It opened as Ooarai Aquarium in 1970, and renewed in 2002. With stuffed animals and images, you come to be able to learn about the creature of the sea. The program which inside of a hall is divided into nine zones, and substantial programs are attractive each..
It is proud of the number of breeding of the shark in Japan, and you can see the creature of the world sea of approximately 580 kinds of 68,000.
When you enter this aquarium, there are exhibition hall called “the sea zone of the encounter”. In the large water tank proud of quantity of water 1,300t, the state that 80 kinds, 20,000 fish swim is the best part.
The shark which can be called the symbol of the Aqua World Ooarai Aquarium. 45 kinds of sharks are displayed now. It is only here to be able to look at so many sharks at a time. There are also ocean sunfishes which sail in the huge tank calmly.
The most popular event in this aquarium is the dolphins and sea lion show. Three kinds of dolphins as bottlenose dolphin, false killer whale, and pacific white-sided dolphin sail in the pool crowdedly and show a dynamic jump. The lovely behavior using various playthings cannot be overlooked, either.
The special seat which being soaked whole body is also located in the front row.
In addition, show programs, such as “The Aqua watching”, which the staff who dived into the tank photos the expression of a fish with an underwater camera, are also substantial. It is the facility to be able to fully enjoy with family all day long.
|Address:||8252-3 Isohama-machi Oarai-machi Higashiibaraki-gun Ibaraki-ken 311-1301 Japan|
|Access:||Hitachinaka Kaihin-tetsudo Minato-sen Line “Nakaminato-eki” station (7 minutes by bus)|
|Price:||1,850 yen (Adult age 16+)
930 yen (Primary and Secondary Pupils)
310 yen (Small Children)
Free (Babies (ages 0-2))
Please refer the official web page.