Get a close look at diverse marine life at Shima Marine Land, whose largest tank hosts 2,500 fish of 50 different species. Zooming on electric eels and sharptail molas or mambo fish, learn the history of life as told through marine fossils in a special "ancient" aquarium. A giant octopus with 96 tentacles and a large ocean sunfish are the highlight, along with traditional native female divers offering feeding demonstrations. One of the curiosities of the aquarium is an albino bait goldfish which managed to escape predators it had been thrown to and lived in a filtration tank for seven years. With our international travel planner, Shima attractions like Shima Marine Land can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Shima Marine Land Reviews
Hidden aquarium in Shima, worth the visit as you cannot see the special fish they have elsewhere ! (and I did Tokyo, brisbane, sydney, creta in greece, 'sapporo' aquariums). So I have many... more »
This aquarium is worth stopping by if you are in the area if for no other reason than to see the unusual fish varieties. I saw many many species that I’ve never seen at other areas, including a very..... more »
Pretty good place. Been waiting to see some Sunfish, so was great to finally see some!! The aquarium is pretty standard really, but a nice place overall. Toba aquarium is probably better overall, but they don’t have Sunfish!
Absolutely fun. One of the better aquariums we have visited. Took us almost 3 hours to go through. Only drawback was the need for more detailed English translation to meet the details of the Japanese. Fortunately, my wife could help with kanji I did not know. Worth the time and a return visit. The kids will love it, especially the feeding of the fish by one of the local pearl divers.
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