Toba Aquarium

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Dugong and Sea Turtle (Photo: Motokoka / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Toba Aquarium in Mie Prefecture houses twelve aquatic zones with over 25,000 creatures spanning 1,000 species. On the 1.5-kilometer long pathways, guests can discover the wonders of rare marine animals that are in danger of becoming extinct.



3 Chome-3-6 Toba, Mie 517-8517 (Directions)


9:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

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Payment Method

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Pay by cash
  • Electronic money accepted

General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Information Counter
  • Coin lockers

Language support

  • English
  • Korean
  • Thai


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Wheelchair rental


  • Restaurant


A 10-minute walk from JR Toba Station.

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