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Shikoku Aquarium

With a brand new exhibit showcasing the island’s marine life! Shikoku’s state-of-the-art aquarium.

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Aquariums

This state-of-the-art aquarium opened in June 2020 in Utazu, a city in Kagawa Prefecture at the foot of the Seto Ohashi Bridge, the gateway to Shikoku.

The aquarium is home to over 14,000 creatures in 400 different varieties, all of which can be seen at the immersive sea exhibits that recreate marine life from Seto Insland Sea, the Pacific Ocean, Shimanto River, and other seascapes from the Shikoku area.

Of the 70 different seascapes at the exhibit, the “View of Poseiden” tank is the largest in Shikoku, measuring at 11 meters wide by 5.5 meters tall. It’s designed to mimic the Kuroshio current that flows off Shikoku’s southern coast, including a special light display that reimagines the limitless expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The fish swim in a swirl out of the seemingly endless depths of the tank, making for an unforgettable view.

You’ll also find a chance to look up at the scalloped hammerhead shark at the “View of Kannazuki Tank” or the powerful swirl of the mighty whirlpool at the “View of the Uzushio” tank, just a few of the breathtaking exhibits to browse and explore.

Other popular programming includes dolphin shows at the Dolphin Infinity Pool set against the Seto Inland Sea, the penguin, sea lions and otter feeding times, or the special chance to feed the animals yourself (fee applies).

Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

Highlights

  • State-of-the-art aquarium in Shikoku, opened in June 2020.
  • Home to 70 different “ View of ___” exhibits, showcasing the marine life of Shikoku.
  • View of Poseidon, and plenty of other elaborate exhibits to explore.

Photos

  • Seated on the corner of Utazu Rinkai Park, facing the Seto Inland Sea
Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

    Seated on the corner of Utazu Rinkai Park, facing the Seto Inland Sea Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

  • The supersized “View of Poseidon” tank. Let your eyes get lost in the mystery as fish disappear and reappear from the dark depths.  
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    The supersized “View of Poseidon” tank. Let your eyes get lost in the mystery as fish disappear and reappear from the dark depths. Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

  • Scheduled light and fragrance displays at the “View of Kannazuki” tank.
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    Scheduled light and fragrance displays at the “View of Kannazuki” tank. Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

  • The “View of Uzushio” tank, recreating a whirlpool seascape. Watch as the fish float under the whirlpool. 
Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

    The “View of Uzushio” tank, recreating a whirlpool seascape. Watch as the fish float under the whirlpool. Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

  • “Deep Sea Zone”, teaming with Japanese spider crab and other deep sea creatures from the Pacific. 
Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

    “Deep Sea Zone”, teaming with Japanese spider crab and other deep sea creatures from the Pacific. Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

  • The dolphin infinity pool, seemingly melting into the Seto Inland Sea. Don’t miss the view at sunset!
Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

    The dolphin infinity pool, seemingly melting into the Seto Inland Sea. Don’t miss the view at sunset! Photo Credit: Shikoku Aquarium

Reviews

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  • DARYL

    門票不便宜不過聽說海豚泳池很讚喔~~~👍

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Details

Name in Japanese
四国水族館
Postal Code
769-0201
Address
4 Hama1bancho, Utazucho, Ayautagun, Kagawa (In Utazu Rinkai Park)
Tel
0877-49-4590
Closed
Open every day (closes during winter season for maintenance days)
Business Hours
9:00am-6:00pm
※Days Extended to 9:00pm during Golden Week and summer season days
※Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
Admission
Adult 2,200yen, Elementary/Middle-School Students 1,200yen, Small Children (3 yrs and up) 600yen
※We may ask students to show their student techo
Access
approx. 12 min. walk from Utazu Station on the JR Yosan Line
Credit Cards
Accepted (VISA, MasterCard)
Official Website
Official Website (English)