What to See & Do


Shimane AQUAS Aquarium

Popular Performances of Beluga Whales

This is one of the largest aquariums in the Chugoku and Shikoku region. You will find 10,000 creatures in 400 species here. These include the only beluga whales in western Japan, a penguin hall with four species of penguin, a sea of myth which displays the sharks that appear in the myths of San’in, and tobiuo (Japanese flying fish) that are the fish of Shimane Prefecture. Happy Bubble Rings and Happy Magic Rings are must-see shows! These are performances where you can see the popular beluga whales. There is also now a kids room. This is an aquarium fully equipped with facilities to give joy to families.

Basic Information
Address 1117-2 Kushiro-cho, Hamada-shi, Shimane
Telephone Number 0855-28-3900
Website http://www.aquas.or.jp/
Business Hours 09:00 to 17:00 (Last admission: 1 hour before closing)
Closed Days Tuesday (The following day if the Tuesday is a public holiday), summer vacation, winter vacation, spring vacation, Golden Week and the New Year's holiday period
Price and Admission Adult: 1,540 yen / Elementary, junior high and high school student: 510 yen / Pre-school infants: Free
Directions 5 minutes by Hamadahigashi IC on the San'in Expressway
10 minutes on foot from JR Hashi Station