Aquas, located in the city of Hamada, is the largest aquarium in Western Honshu. Built in 2000, the aquarium houses over 10,000 animals and fishes from over 400 species, including many Flying Fishes (the Prefectural fish of Shimane).
The main attraction is a show of performing Beluga whales.
There is also Aquas Land, a huge playground/amusement park for the kids. Entrance 1,500 yen, 500 yen for kids. Free parking and free audio guide in English.
Kudai-cho, Hamada, Shimane, 687-0004
Tel: 0855 28 3900
Hours: 9am-5pm (till 6pm from July 20-August 31)
Aquas is closed Tuesdays.
(JR Hashi station)
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