Aquaworld Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

Central Ibaraki


This world-class aquarium is home to over 580 species of marine life, including penguins, dolphins, sharks, sunfish, and sea lions. In fact, Aquaworld houses the largest number of shark species in Japan and is renowned for its successful shark breeding program.
The dolphin and sea lion shows are the main attraction for many visitors to the aquarium. But don’t forget to set time aside for the penguin feeding or watching the shark tank getting cleaned! With ​so much to see, it’s easy to spend a whole day at the aquarium. There are plenty of food and drink options available inside to keep you going while you explore.


8252-3 Isohamacho, Oarai Town
By public transport: Get off at Oarai Station on the Oarai-Kashima Line and take a 15-minute bus ride. Bicycle rentals are also available at the station. The aquarium is about a 4-kilometer bike ride from the station.
By car: 15-minute drive from Mito-Oarai IC along the Kita-Kanto Expressway
Business Hours
Business Hours
9:00-17:00 (last admission 16:00)
TEL: 029-267-5151
750 parking spots (free parking)
Adult: 2000 yen
Elementary and junior high school students: 900 yen
Children (ages 3 and above): 300 yen
Ages 3 and below: Free


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