Toba Aquarium

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Mie, Japan Apr. 13 Sat 10:25PM

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The only place to see a dugong that is not in the wild!

Home to the largest number of species of marine life in Japan is the Toba Aquarium, just across from the Toba Bay waterfront. There are twelve zones within the complex, each reproducing a different natural environment. This aquarium is also the only aquarium in the world with a dugong, also known as a sea cow.

By Miyuki Meinaka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The aquarium hosts hourly feeding sessions and animal shows! Some of the most spectacular shows and exhibits to see in the aquarium are:

The sea lion show in the Performance Stadium,

The dugong in the Sea of Mermaids,

By Miyuki Meinaka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The living fossils exhibit in the Ancient Sea,

By x768 (Toba Aquarium) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The Amazon River exhibit in Jungle World,

By No machine-readable author provided. Daiju Azuma assumed (based on copyright claims). [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

And the sea otters exhibit in the Sea of Polar Regions.

Toba Aquarium is located at Nakanogo Station, accessible via the Kintetsu Shima Line!

Cover photo by pelican from Tokyo, Japan (Toba aquarium, Mie, Japan) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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