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Numazu Deepsea Aquarium & Coelacanth Museum

[From June Issue 2015]


This aquarium is the only one in the world that has coelacanth – so called living fossils that are protected by the Washington Convention – on display. There it’s possible to see five mounted coelacanth, two of which are cryogenically preserved. Also exhibited are deep-sea creatures found in Suruga Bay, Japan’s deepest bay. Additionally, you can enjoy observing the movements of species including giant isopods and chambered nautilus, and observe unusually shaped creatures collected from around the world in their natural habitats.

Access: A 15 minute bus ride to Numazu-ko from the south exit of Numazu Station on the JR Tokaido Line.
Opening hours: From 10 am to 6 pm (It’s possible to enter up until 30 minutes before closing.)
Dates: Open throughout the year except for temporary closures.
Admittance: 1,600 yen for senior high school students or adults, 800 yen for children or junior high school students, 400 yen for infants aged four or over, 100 yen discount for senior citizens aged 65 or over (with identification).

Numazu Deepsea Aquarium & Coelacanth Museum

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