Take a Walk Through the Water with Tropical Fish at Your Feet
The Echizen Matsushima Aquarium specializes in fish from the Japan Sea. They have around 350 species on-hand, including a few rather rare ones. The aquarium's most unique feature is that its tanks are viewable from a number of different angles, giving guests a chance to see the fish from a number of different perspectives. The aquarium puts on a number of shows including dolphin tricks, penguin walks, sea otter feedings and up-close-and-personal time with some seals. Another cool aspect of this aquarium is that the grounds run right into the beach.
74-2-3 Mikunichosaki, Sakai, Fukui Prefecture 913-0065
JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4 ) Nagoya-Fukui (2h10m) Echizen Railway Mikuni Awara Line Fukui-Awara Yunomachi (40m) Go to the bus stop after taking the Awara Yunomachi exit. Keifuku Bus Toujinbo Line (85 return bus) or Awara Maruoka Eiheiji Line (87 return bus ) AwaraYunomachi-Echizen Matsushima Aquarium
Visa, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Union Pay Card accepted for admission
General ¥2000 Elementary/Junior High ¥1000 Preschool ¥500
|Travel time||2 hours–half day|
|Websites||Official Site (JPN)http://www.echizen-aquarium.com/ Echizen Matsushima Aquariumhttp://www.mikuni.org/010_spot/leisure.php?lang=en|