Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium Coelacanth Museum
It is the only deep-sea aquarium in Japan where frozen coelacanth specimens are able to be seen.
It is a rare aquarium in the world specializing in deep-sea species, located near Numazu Port, about 15 minutes by bus from JR Numazu Station. As may be expected of being expert, it has the largest number of deep-sea species exhibitions in Japan.
Among them, five coelacanths which are considered as living fossils are exhibited including frozen individuals which are rare in the world. You are able to see the frozen state just as it is and are able to experience things that cannot be felt anywhere else such as the texture in the mouth of coelacanths and their scales. There is also an exhibition of species living in Suruga Bay which is the deepest in Japan with a depth of 2500 m and unique deep-sea species collected from all over the world.
There is no show like other aquariums, and it is interesting just to look around the unique exhibits specializing in deep-sea species such as Bathynomus giganteus and Opisthoteuthis depressa as well as the hall that captured the deep-sea image.
At the museum shop in the hall, character goods such as coelacanths and deep-sea species such as the most popular Bathynomus giganteus and Opisthoteuthis depressa as well as sweets are sold.
At the restaurants and the retail stores in the Minato 83 Banchi , where the aquarium is located, you are able to get a discount service. After seeing the deep-sea fish in the same facility, you may enjoy seafood.
The exhibition of deep-sea fish which is making a good use of the characteristics of Suruga Bay.
This is the only aquarium where you may see frozen specimens of coelacanths.
The most popular Bathynomus giganteus and Opisthoteuthis depressa, etc. are exhibited.
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- Name in Japanese
- 沼津港深海水族館 シーラカンス・ミュージアム
- Postal Code
- 83 Senbonminatocho, Numazu City, Shizuoka
- 055-954-0606（Weekdays 10:00am-6:00pm）
- Open every day (It will be closed for maintenance in January.)
- Business Hours
- 10:00am-6:00pm * Subject to change during summer, winter, and peak season.
1,600yen for Adults (high school students and above), 800yen for Children (elementary and junior high school students), and 400yen for infants (4 years old and above)
* 100yen discount for those over 65 years old (certificate required).
- About 15 minutes by bus from Numazu Station on the JR Tokaido Line.
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)