Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park
A facility full of marine life where you can have fun, learn, observe, and understand
Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park is an accessible facility, about 90 minutes from the center of Tokyo. It is located in the east side of the Miura Peninsula, a scenic spot where you can have a panoramic view of Sagami Bay and even Mount Fuji, Izu Peninsula, and Izu Oshima on clear days. Although it is an aquarium with a long history that opened in 1968, it has the most advanced facilities and you will never get bored here.
In the "Doughnuts Sea," which is a huge, round tank, 3m-long sand tiger sharks swim around leisurely. You will feel like you are inside a submarine tunnel. You can see an adorable dolphin and seal performance in the "Fantasium," an all-weather indoor theater. There are 37 Rockhopper Penguins kept on Penguin Island, and two thirds of them were born in this aquarium. The cute baby penguins are highly popular among visitors. The aquarium was awarded the Koga prize for its breeding activities. The Koga prize is the most prestigious prize given to zoos and aquariums in Japan. There are also many other corners, including Dolphin Pool, Seal Island, Forest, where otters live, and Miura Nature Building. Miura Port nearby is famous for the landing of tuna catches, and the "Log Terrace" restaurant in the Aquarium offers various types of tuna dishes.
Address: 1082 Koajiro, Misakimachi, Miura City, Kanagawa
Hours open to visitors: 09:00-17:00 (hours change according to the season)
Admission Fee: 1,700 yen (adult); 1,300 yen (junior high school students); 850 yen (elementary school students); 450 yen (infant)
Closed: Four days in a row from the day following the second Monday of January
Directions: Train: 13 minutes from Keikyu Misakiguchi Station (1 hour and 15 minutes from Tokyo Station) on the Keihin Kyuko Bus bound for Aburatsubo to the final stop, then 3 minutes on foot
Car: 20 minutes from Kinugasa Interchange on the Yokohama-Yokosuka Road via Miura Jukan Road (toll parking lot available)