Tsuruoka City is located on the Sea of Japan side of Yamagata Prefecture and boasts the largest area in the Tohoku region. It has been famous as a tourist destination for a long time with its various attractions such as Dewa Sanzan, history, culture and nature, but recently it has become popular due to its many instagramable spots, especially the popular Kamo Aquarium.
“Tsuruoka Municipal Kamo Aquarium” is the only aquarium in Yamagata Prefecture, which is in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture. It is the most famous aquarium in the world with jellyfish exhibits. You can also learn more about the water creatures in the Shonai area. And very soothing to the jellyfish that fluffy and drifting the water, is a very popular recommended tourist destinations in such couples and women journey.
It is located on a hill facing the Sea of Japan, and it has a reputation for its excellent contrast between the white building and the blue sea. It is very popular as an aquarium where you can see about 50 types of jellyfish. The “Jellyfish Dream Theater” in an aquarium with a diameter of about 5 meters is very beautiful and crowded with many people.
In addition to jellyfish, there are many types of saltwater fish and freshwater fish from the Shonai area. There are large creatures such as sea lions and seals, and the show is very popular and popular among families and couples. As an event that can only be experienced at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, there is also the feeding of black-tailed gulls, which is recommended as an exciting experience.
To get to Kamo Aquarium by train, you can get off at “Tsuruoka Station” of Japan Railway and change to a taxi in about 30 minutes. Also, if you use the bus, get off at “Tsuruoka Station” of Japan Railway, change to the Shonai Kotsu Bus bound for Yunohama Onsen (via Kamo) and get off at “Kamo Aquarium Bus Stop” for about 30 minutes.
In addition, if you use an airplane, you can change to a taxi from Shonai Airport in about 20 minutes. Since there is no public transportation from Shonai Airport, you can go directly to “Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium”, so you can go to “Tsuruoka Station” at Japan Railway or use a taxi or a rental car.
The time required to see the entire Kamo Aquarium is about 40 minutes for the jellyfish, seals, and sea lions, and about 90 minutes for sea lions and black-tailed gulls shows. In particular, the jellyfish exhibition area is often crowded with people, and there are places where people want to take a closer look and people who want to look around from far away.
It is a recommended aquarium that can be enjoyed all day by small children and couples. There are plenty of topics such as jellyfish meals and souvenirs, so you can relax when you are in the aquarium or when you come home. This is a recommended place to visit in Tsuruoka.
The world’s best “Jellyfish Aquarium” in the Shonai district of Yamagata prefecture
There is the world’s best “Jellyfish Aquarium” in the Shonai district of Yamagata prefecture. It is only here around the world that exhibits over 50 different jellyfish. It is also registered in the Guinness Record as the number of exhibition types is the largest in the world. In the jellyfish exhibition room ‘Kuranetarium’ you can see the mystical appearance of a variety of jellyfish, such as jellyfish that self-emits in the dark from a small jellyfish in the growing stage. Among the exhibits, especially recommended is “jellyfish dream theater” which is a water tank with a diameter of 5 meters. The fantastic beauty of 2000 aurelia drifting in a huge water tank does not take away the viewer’s eyes. In “Jellyfish Cultivation Center”, commentary on jellyfish feeding is being done, and it can be seen that jellyfish eat bait. You can feel the comfort like unleashed from the reality when you are watching the jellyfish appearing in silence lighted by the deep blue light. It is a really fantastic world.
In addition, there are various events such as sea lion show and black-tailed gulls feeding experience, so you will not get bored.
Also, at the shop, you can buy original goods unique to the Kamo Aquarium, such as jellyfish manju, sweet bean jelly, jellyfish stuffed animals.
In the restaurant, menus related to jellyfish are also offered, such as ‘Echizen jellyfish set menu’, ‘jellyfish ramen’ and ‘jellyfish ice’. You can enjoy a delicious meal while watching the Sea of Japan at the restaurant.
When you are in Yamagata Prefecture, why don’t you visit Kamo Aquarium where you can meet mysterious jellyfish?
The small aquarium in Tsuruoka-city, Yamagata is widely known around the world.
“The Tsuruoka City municipal Kamo aquarium” which put on displays the jellyfish of approximately 50 kinds. The number of the displaying of jellyfish is the best in the world and was enrolled in the Guinness Book of World Records.
When you enter the display booth in the dark, you feel as if you lose your way in the deep sea. The Jellyfishes lit up colorfully float leisurely.
“The Dream theatre of Jellyfish” with a diameter of 5 meters is so beautiful as to become a key element of this aquarium. The scene which the moon jellyfish of approximately 2,000 floats cannot help cheering. You must absorbed in seeing it, forgetful of everything.
Other than the jellyfish, it is full of pleasure including sea lion show that is popular among children and feeding of the black-tailed gull. And there is the restaurant serving the healthy dish which used the jellyfish, especially jellyfish ramen and jellyfish ice are popular!
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Adresse:||Okubo 657 Imaizumi, Tsuruoka-city, Yamagata 997-1206 Japan|
|Access:||JR Uetsu-honsen line "Tsuruoka-eki Station” (30 minutes by bus)|
Please refer the official web page.
|Price/Charge:||1,000 yen (Adult)|
500 yen (Junior High School Students or Under)
Free (Preschool Children)
Please refer the official web page.