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ShimaIse-Shima National Park


Museum/Aquarium,etc. SHIMA MARINELAND

A world that facilitates fantastic encounters and excitement.

Shima Marineland, an "aquarium where the ocean sunfish swim", stands on Kashikojima Island in the picturesque scenery of the Ise-Shima National Park, facing Ago Bay, the home of pearl culture. Here about 7,000 fish from around the world in about 450 species are raised, ranging from the brilliantly-colorful fish of coral reefs to rare creatures from the northern seas, and in ocean sunfish and cute penguins are very popular. One of the highlights is the large schools of fish being fed from the hand of a female diver wearing a traditional white garment in the circuit water tanks.

The "Ancient Aquarium" in which fossils of sea creatures and "living fossils" such as the nautilus and the king crab are collected introduces 4.6 billion years of history of the earth and life.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 - 17:30 (September - June) 
9:00 - 17:00 (July, August)
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Address:Shimmei Kashiko-jima, Ago Town, Shima City, Mie Prefecture
Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)
Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)
Message from the Facility
Head of the AquariumTomoyuki Satonaka
The aquarium is one of the few breeding facilities in Japan where ocean sunfish are always swimming. Watching the performance of the female diver feeding the fish in the circuit water tank is a must when in Ise-Shima. When you pass through the gate you encounter cute penguins. Also check out the special exhibitions that are held 4 times a year and seasonal experience events. We eagerly await your visit.

Head of the Aquarium
Tomoyuki Satonaka