5 Outstanding Aquariums All Over Japan

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  • Japan is a country surrounded by the sea. The sea life has affected strongly the life of Japan and Japanese people. Therefore, many aquariums have been built in Japan as an attraction to people as a manifestation of sea life appreciation in Japan. In addition, Japan has some spectacular aquariums. Below are five best aquariums that you can see in Japan.

    1. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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    This aquarium is considered as the best aquarium in Japan. Churaumi aquarium itself is located in the Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa. The variety of fishes living in this large aquarium is incredible. This is including 8.5-meter whale shark and manta rays. The aquarium itself is 8.2 m in height and 22.5 m in width. This aquarium has a specific aim to captive reproduction of whale shark species.

    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Website
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    2. Aquamarine Fukushima

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    This is an aquarium located in Iwaki, along the coast of the Pacific ocean. The aquarium was damaged in March 2011 due to Tsunami disaster but reopened in July 2011. This place offers a pleasant environment of natural aquatic life, from rivers until lakes in mountainous interiors. The aquariums keep displaying rare fishes and sea animals.

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    3. Toba Aquarium

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    This beautiful aquarium is located in the side of the beautiful sea in Mie prefecture. Many animals such as dugong (mermaid), Africa manatees, Sea otters, finless porpoise have been shown. Around 1000 living creatures in the sea and river have been kept in the large tank.

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    4. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

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    This is an amusement park located in a small island, 30 minutes by train from the city of Yokohama. This awesome amusement park has an impressive aquarium. In the aquarium, visitors can see sea lions, dolphins, seals, walruses, giant turtles and many other sea animals. Another aquarium called Fureai lagoon is provided for visitors to interact with sea animals.

    Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Website
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    5. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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    This aquarium is located in Minato ward, near Osaka bay. This aquarium is considered as one of the biggest aquariums in the world. This aquarium has many species from specific 17 areas in the world, including Panama bay, Antartica, Great barrier reef, Ecuadorian jungle and other places.

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