Aquas ( aquarium)

The aquarium is one of the largest in Western Japan, and houses over 10,000 sea creatures, in addition to a large group of penguins. Don't miss the shark tunnel and the huge turtle. There are also shows featuring 'bubble rings'  as performed by the nationally famous  beluga. The seals and sea-lions perform simple tricks too in return for fish. And penguin feeding time is a good chance to learn about the lifestyles of several varieties of these interesting birds. Overseas visitors can borrow a recorded guide to the Aquarium in English, Russian, or  Chinese. The sound switches on automatically when you stand in front of a tank.

If you book the "backyard tour"–a kind of behind the scenes look at the aquarium–in advance, you can see inside this tank from the top. They also do sleepovers at the aquarium for parents and kids in the summer vacation. Check the details on their webpage.

You can buy soft toys of every type of marine creature in the gift shop and also stock up on Shimane souvenirs such as cookies, sake, and pottery.

The adventure playground behind the aquarium is the largest in Japan and also has a small amount of play equipment for kids in wheelchairs. There are plenty of changing and feeding places if you are bringing a small child. You can even borrow a baby buggy from reception. After the kids tire of the park and aquarium, there's also the beach.

A great day out for the family. And a popular dating spot too.

Near Spots

image0
Yakiniku Juujuu Japan is famous for its grilled beef, called yakiniku, and you can enjoy this dish at a restaurant called Yakiniku Juuju...(read more)
無題.png1
Kakita Katsuro Mask Workshop Iwami Kagura is traditional dance in Iwami region and performers wear Kagura masks for the performance rather than make-...(read more)
20200131_115003
Minori Oshokuzidokoro Minori (Lookon a Japanese map forお食事処みのり) is a traditional Japanese restaurant.Minori m...(read more)
Kara kara noodles
Kara kara noodles This is Tantanmen or spicy noodles from Kara Kara, a restaurant in Hamada, located five-minutes on foot from t...(read more)
ITG 写真
Nitto kocha tea parlor If you want to experience a retro cafe in Japan, look no further than Nitto Kocha tea parlor. The café opened in ...(read more)
Youkiya
Youkiya Youkiya(ようきや)is a restaurant that sells Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savoury pancake with egg, pork, noodles and whole choice...(read more)
Chinese Cooking Karamomo
Chinese Cooking Karamomo When you come to Iwami, you can also enjoy other Asian cuisine. Karamomo is a delicious Chinese restaurant in Hamada, wh...(read more)
Revolution surfer’s base
Revolution surfer’s base Revolution surfer’s base is a surf shop in Hamada city. This surf shop has a surfing school for beginner, and an...(read more)
Fathers my first hero
Fathers my first hero Fathers is located on a leafy hilltop, at the top of a long steep slope. It’s a little difficult to find so please...(read more)
20190930_185845
Kiraku Kiraku is a little difficult to find, but don’t let that put you off! This restaurant mainly serves donburi, or di...(read more)
IMG_5291
Sushiyuu, Sushi restaurant Sushiyuu is a sushi restaurant located five minutes on foot from Hamada station It’s not a conveyor-belt sushi res...(read more)
Gussan
Gussan Gussan is a seafood restaurant in Hamada where can enjoy the catch of the day. It also serves udon noodles and pork cutl...(read more)