Asamushi Aquariam is located in the area of Asamushi Hot Springs, known as the northernmost
aquarium in Honshu island . This aquarium exhibits 514kinds, 11,000 of world’s rare marine life and
various local fish and shellfish. As the area is the hot spring resort and surrounded by the sea and the
mountains, the aquarium tends to be crowded as one of the major tourist spots in Aomori for all
ages. I’m introducing Asamushi Aquarium in this post.
This is the building of Asamushi Aquarium. The mountains form a nice background and Mutsu Bay
is located in front of the building where you can feel the clean air.
“Clione”, living in the cold sea are so tiny which are only 2cm in size. The appearance look adorable, but
Clione stretche out 6 tentacles from the top of its head to catch the prey.
The way these jellyfish swim are very adorable.
Scallops are known as the specialty seafood of Aomori. This is showing how the scallops are cultivated
under the sea.
Various kinds of fish and sea life can be viewed especially through the exhibit tunnel. Watching
the huge rays is overwhelming.
The tank is the simulated under water of tropical forests nomally you don’t really see.
This one is the simulated under water of the river running near the rice fields. It’s very educational.
The dolphin show is the most popular attraction in this aquarium. Dolphin performances are held
4 times on weekdays and 5 times (sometimes 6 times) on Saturdays and Sundays. You can’t miss their
great jumps and lovable movement.
In this 2-story building, you can find amphibians, warm and cold water species, sea otters,
sea lions, seals, rare freshwater species, exhibit tunnel and gift shop on the 1st floor. Simulated tropical
rainforest zone, touch tanks, performance pool and dolphin play zone. Please be sure to visit this
aquarium in Aomori.
Website：http://www.asamushi-aqua.com/ (Japanese Version Only)
Admission Fee: Adult and High School Student / 1000yen
Junior High ＆ Elementary School Student / 500yen
Group discount available