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Uozu Aquarium

Uozu Aquarium

History and Outline

The second fairground that sponsored by Toyama Prefecture, which was founded in September 1913, was cherished by people as the first aquarium on the Japan Sea coast. It was reconstructed as the second Toyama Industrial Exhibition ground in April 1934 and it became the Uozu Aquarium in April 1981.
This aquarium, which features various forms of life in the Japan Sea, is a nature science museum and aims to contribute to the local community as the place of lifelong learning and scientific research.

Project

Collection and Exhibition

Displays about 5000 kinds of fish collected from many habitats both in Japan and overseas around a core of fish from mountain torrent in the Northern Alps to the depths of the Sea of Japan. This aquarium features equipment such as the subtropical freshwater fish department, a wave tank, the cold current and deep-sea fish department, a tank to touch inshore fish, a 240ton marine tank and the enjoyable show. When you go through the submarine tunnel, you feel like you are under the sea conversing with the creatures that live within.

Address
1390 Sanga, Uozu-shi, Toyama-ken 937-0857 Japan
Telephone
+81 765-24-4100
Open
9:00am–5:00pm (no entry is permitted after 4:30pm)
Closed
Monday and the day after a national holiday during the period from December to mid-March, from December 29 to January 1, temporary closure
Parking
Free parking capacity of 50 large-sized cars and 1,500 private cars
Access
Get off at JR Uozu Station on the JR Hokuriku Line, or Toyama Chiho Railway Shin-Uozu Station or Dentetsu-Uozu Station, and take the Uozu Citizen Bus (eastbound) for 22 minutes to get off at Suizokukan-mae bus stop, in front of the facility.
20 minutes walk from Toyama Chiho Railway Nishi-Uozu Station.
10 minutes by taxi from JR Uozu Station on the JR Hokuriku Line or Toyama Chiho Railway Shin-Uozu Station.
15 minutes by car from Hokuriku Expressway Uozu I.C. or Namerikawa I.C.
36.800069,137.386054
Highlight
You can watch feeding show by marine girls (fish handler) and enjoyable fish show whenever this aquarium is open.
URL
http://www.city.uozu.toyama.jp/suizoku/