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Aquamarine Fukushima, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture "Aquamarine Fukushima" Video Introduction

This short video “aquamarine PR web,” made by aquamarine0715, introduces Aquamarine Fukushima, an aquarium located in Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture, in the Southern part of Japan's Tohoku region.
The video shows the submarine-like architecture and some of the charming marine animals that can be met there.

Aquamarine Fukushima has a lot of experience caring for rare creatures. For example, they were the first in the world to keep and exhibit sailfish in 2009, and deep sea shrimp in 2019.
Enjoy a fun-filled day at this aquarium full of marine life!

The video introduces various creatures that you can meet at Aquamarine Fukushima.
You can also enjoy the beautiful sound of the shamisen, a traditional 3-stringed Japanese instrument, in the background, coupled with the sounds of the aquarium.

Highlights of Aquamarine Fukushima

Image of a school of fish
Photo:A school of fish

Introduced at 0:16 in the video is the large water tank "Oceans at the Current Rip" where they've replicated the Oyashio and Kuroshio currents.
Visitors can watch tuna, sea turtles and sardines swimming in schools from the triangle tunnel. At feeding time, you can witness a tornado of sardines!
At 'Sea of Coral Reef' shown at 0:31 in the video, you can see a variety of colorful tropical fish that are great for taking pictures.

There are plenty more things to see at the aquarium, such as sea lions and Ribbon seals at "Marine Mammals and Waterfowl of the North Sea," deep-sea fish at "Oyashio Ice Box," and "The Shores of Fukushima" where the forests and nature of Fukushima is replicated.

Don't miss out on "WAKUWAKU Satoyama Jomon Village," where you can see cute Eurasian river otters, and "The World of Coelacanths," where you can learn more about the ecology of coelacanths, living fossils, in a guided video presentation. You can also see specimens of coelacanths here.
The video of live coelacanths introduced at 1:53 of the video is one of the main attractions of this aquarium.

Experience Based Activities at Aquamarine Fukushima

At Aquamarine Fukushima, there are many events and experiences where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. There's the backyard tour where you can feed marine animals, a night program where you can see the aquarium at night, and a fishing experience where you can BBQ your catch.

Janome Beach, shown at 0:12, is one of the most popular outside spots for children. After sightseeing and participating in some activities, don’t forget to enjoy the delicious food at one of the restaurants and drop by the souvenir shop.
As for souvenirs, you can't go wrong with the marine life goods.

Summary of Aquamarine Fukushima

Image of Aquamarine Fukushima
Photo:Aquamarine Fukushima

Which one of the marine creatures caught your eye?
Aquamarine Fukushima is perfect for spending time with your family, going on a date, or even just relaxing by yourself!
As shown in the video, there are plenty of things to see and do, and you can spend an entire day here. Why not stop by next time your in Fukushima?

◆Institution Info of Aquamarine Fukushima◆
【Address】50 Onahama Tatsumi-cho, Iwaki city, Fukushima
【Admission fee】Adults ¥1850 (~$18 USD)
Child (small from elementary to high school students) ¥900 (As of November 2019)
From March 21 to November 30: 9:00~17:30
From December 1 to March 20: 9:00~17:00
【Access】20 minutes from Joban Expressway Iwaki Yumoto IC
5 minutes walk from AEON mall Iwaki Onahama st. of Onahama Ena direction bus from JR Joban Line Izumi st.
【Parking】Available. 700 car capacity (Free)

【Official Website】Environmental Auarium Aquamarine Fukushima|Fukushima Iwaki Tourism

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Last Updated : Sep. 22, 2020
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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