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Kushimoto Marine Park

Look for the Under-water observation tower! Discover the charm of the ocean at Japan’s first marine park.

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Marine park

This marine park was opened as Japan’s very first in 1970. 140m off the shore, the park’s symbol, the undersea tower stands in Kushimoto’s ocean. You can look down how girella swim around the feed and the beautiful corals stretch at the ocean floor 6.3m-deep.

At the bridge entrance to the undersea tower, there is an aquarium with about 5000 ocean lives of 500 species. The main exhibition is the recreation of the sea around Kushimoto that has the strong influence of Kuroshio Current. Watch the colorful tropical fish swim around. In the zone where they raise the sea turtles born in the facility, you can feed the turtles, which is rare in other aquariums.

The adjoining Kushimoto Diving Park is the main island’s popular diving spot, attracting divers from the region. An easy plan for beginners (Diving experience: 15000yen for middle schoolers and up, reservation until the day before a diving), Snorkeling, allowed for elementary children (7000yen, reservation until the day before) and other programs are planned to share the wonders of Kushimoto’s ocean at Latitude 35゚ north.

(Due to Covid-19, all these experience programs are halted as of July, 2021)

Highlights

  • Undersea tower to view the beautiful coral reef and other marine life.
  • Popular aquarium where almost 500 species will welcome visitors.
  • Diving spot famous in the main island.

Photos

  • A bridge takes you to the undersea tower

    A bridge takes you to the undersea tower

  • Fish swarming around the tower

    Fish swarming around the tower

  • Meet sea turtles at the aquarium

    Meet sea turtles at the aquarium

  • Beginners are welcomed at this diving park

    Beginners are welcomed at this diving park

  • Watch the marine life of Kushimoto before your eyes

    Watch the marine life of Kushimoto before your eyes

  • Colorful tropical fish in the main aquarium

    Colorful tropical fish in the main aquarium

Reviews

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  • 蔡淑娟

    有很多的海龜,還可以近距離接觸,雖然不大但學習到了許多知識。

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Details

Name in Japanese
串本海中公園
Postal Code
649-3514
Address
1157 Arida, Kushimotocho, Higashimurogun, Wakayama
Tel
0735-62-1122
Closed
Open every day
Hours
9:00am-4:30pm
Admissions
Aquarium+Undersea Tower: Adult, 1800yen, Elementary + Middle schoolers, 800yen, 3-year-old & up, 200yen. *Boat ride charges another fee (weather may disrupt the schedule)
Access
From JR Kisei Honsen Line, Kushimoto Station, ride the free shuttle bus for 12 min
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)