Weekends

Deep Sea Aquarium in Numazu, Shizuoka

In Japan, a visit to the aquarium/ sea paradise made it to the list of ‘Where to go on a first date’ , aside from the amusement park. Many large and famous Aquariums/ sea paradise throughout Japan, catering this demand. However there is only one themed Aquarium in Japan which brought up the world of deep sea (深海:Shinkai) to  the audience.

Two hours drive from Tokyo, Numazuko shinkai suizokukan (沼津港深海水族館)/ Numazu Deep sea Aquarium, is more family oriented and aimed for those who have deeper interest to what lies under the sea, aside from Jaws, Free Willy, and Nemo.

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One of the fish tanks at Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium

 

The aquarium building is not as big as those that could facilitate a dolphin and penguin show, but it showcases the darkest secret of the sea.

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Shyest fish in da house

I mean, how would I know that a 400 million years old fish known as Coelacanths still lives among us until now, unless I visited the Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium?

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The living fossil ‘Coelacanths’

When I saw the video of it coz they only have the preserved one, I thought Coelacanths doesn’t even swim like a fish. It walks with so many fins.

Every fish tank is special because it contains sea creatures rarely seen in regular Aquarium fish tanks.

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Intentionally Colored Transparent fish

Deep sea creatures needs a special treatment and difficult in handling. Nobody knows the exact environment they live on. One sure thing it could be in a very cold place (-20C) therefore they don’t really move a lot, very sensitive to light and change of water pressure.

In one of the tank filled with eels, the Aquarium management is being funny by putting a replica of how Eels would look like on a plate. (Sorry Eels)

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Eels, Before and After

Another thing about Numazu, that it is actually located in a city of the fishermen, thus, the Aquarium building is surrounded by many restaurants of course with seafood on their menu. By buying the ticket entrance to Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium (¥1600), visitors would get 10% discount price off the food.

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Fresh fish, anyone?

 

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