Fuji Spring Water Aquarium
A fresh-water fish aquarium using the clear spring waters from Mt. Fuji.
The Fuji Spring Water Aquarium, located on the grounds of Sakana Park, specializes in fresh-water fish. Here you’ll find a large variety of fresh-water fish, mostly caught in the lakes and marshes around Yamanashi Prefecture.
The center aquarium inside features a double-layered tank, which allows two tanks of both large and small fish to appear against each other at the same time.
The aquarium is also home to a large-scale glass window that shows the lake just outside, with views into a world of 1-m long sturgeon and some 20 other varieties of 300 fish as they swim by. On the opposite side of the lake sits a backdrop of forest trees, making it look as if you’re swimming through an underwater world inside a forest.
In early summer, schools of 8,000+ ayu (Japanese Sweetfish) are another must-see.
One of Japan’s only aquariums specializing in fresh-water fish.
The tank waters are made with the extremely clear spring waters of Mt. Fuji, making it look as if the fish are almost swimming through thin air.
Located inside Sakana Park, home to a small stream and playground area.
Just steps from nearby tourist destinations, Oshino Hakkai and Lake Yamanakako
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3098-1 Shibokusa, Oshino-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi (Inside Sakana Kouen)
- Business Hours
- Aquarium Closed
- Tuesdays (Wednesdays if Tuesday is a Holiday)
- Entrance Fee
- Adults: 420yen, Children: 200yen, Infants & Toddlers: Free
- Approx. 20 min. bus ride from Mt. Fuji Station on the Fujikyu Railway
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)