Toba Aquarium (H, Toba Suizokukan) is located along the waterfront of Toba Bay, just next to the Mikimoto Pearl Island. The aquarium contains one of the largest numbers of species of fish and animals in Japan which are spread out over twelve zones. Among the animals are a variety of fish, jelly fish and crabs as well as amphibians, reptiles, sea lions, seals, sea birds and otters.

There is no specific route to follow in the aquarium, and visitors can navigate the twelve zones freely. Animal shows and feeding sessions are usually held on the hour. The Toba Aquarium is also the only aquarium in Japan to have a dugong in captivity.

Getting there and around

The Toba Aquarium is a 5-10 walk from Toba Station, served by JR and Kintetsu trains. The train trip from Iseshi Station to Toba takes 15 minutes and costs 240 yen by JR and 330 yen by Kintetsu. There are one or two departures per hour on each line. Direct trains also connect Toba with Nagoya (JR and Kintetsu) and with Osaka and Kyoto (Kintetsu).

How to get to and around the Shima Peninsula

Hours and Fees


9:00 to 17:00 (September to July 19)
8:30 to 17:30 (July 20 through August)
Admission ends one hour before closing time.


No closing days


2500 yen