Kamo Aquarium in Tsuruoka

Kamo Aquarium Guide

Located in the Tsuruoka city of Yamagata, Japan, Kamo Aquarium is a must-visit destination for marine life enthusiasts. The aquarium is situated at approximately 38.7239° N, 139.8708° E.


The aquarium boasts a variety of exhibits showcasing the diverse marine life found in the Sea of Japan. Some of the highlights include:

  • Jellyfish World: A mesmerizing display of different species of jellyfish in a darkened room illuminated by colorful lights.
  • Sea Turtle Pool: Visitors can observe these majestic creatures up close as they swim around the pool.
  • Shark Tank: A thrilling exhibit featuring various species of sharks including the fearsome Great White Shark.
  • Seabirds: A section dedicated to the seabirds that inhabit the coastline of the Sea of Japan.


In addition to the exhibits, Kamo Aquarium offers various activities for visitors to enjoy:

  • Touch Pool: Visitors can touch and interact with various sea creatures such as starfish and sea cucumbers.
  • Feeding Shows: Watch as the aquarium staff feed the creatures in the various tanks and pools.
  • Dolphin Show: A popular attraction, the dolphin show features these intelligent creatures performing various tricks and stunts.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour: For an additional fee, visitors can take a tour of the aquarium's back rooms and learn about the care and feeding of the marine animals.

Visitor Information

Kamo Aquarium is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission fees are 1,500 yen for adults, 750 yen for children, and free for children under 3 years old. The aquarium is easily accessible by public transportation with a bus stop located right outside the entrance. Parking is also available for those driving.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of marine life at Kamo Aquarium!