Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, Oarai-machi

4.5
#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Ibaraki Prefecture
Home to the largest number of shark species in the country, Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium also provides a wealth of marine entertainment, with dolphin and sea lion shows. Explore many different zones in the facility, reflecting the different aquatic habitats of the world. Spectate on 20,000 fish in a single huge aquarium, observe the weird and wonderful creatures found in the deep parts of the ocean, and inspect displays of diverse fresh water environments. Take the kids to a vast educational play area for children, replete with climbing frames and touch-tanks filled with starfish. Finally, take a break in the huge food court featuring 12 restaurants, and peruse a well-stocked gift and souvenir shop before you leave. Use our Oarai-machi trip itinerary site to add Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium and other attractions to your Oarai-machi vacation plans.
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Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium Reviews

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  • We spend 4hours here,after landing from Narita airport straight away drive through Oarai and managed to see the Dolphins shows at 12pm,nice late lunch after hanging around the aquarium with...  more »
  • This was the 1st day trip of my Japan Tour which made my 1st impression awesome. This is such a big aquarium, huge tank made as natural habitat with enough space for each and every species. We spent.....  more »
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  • The largest and most famous aquarium in this prefecture. There are many types of sharks. You can appreciate their powerful appearance.
  • The aquarium itself is nothing extraordinary, but there is an option (via drawing lots - not all groups applying can join) to join a facilities tour behind the scenes of how they run the aquarium. This is something I've never seen before and it was excellent. If you're in the area, I would recommend a visit, but it may not be worth a long journey to get there. Overall, the glass is more visible and the water less clear than other aquariums I have visited, but we had a great time.

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