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Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

仙台うみの杜水族館 | Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

Exhibits exploring the marine environments of Japan

Photo by Timur Kalininsky

Photo by Timur Kalininsky

Photo by Timur Kalininsky

Photo by Roger Smith

  • Aliise Eisho Donnere

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    Last Update
    February 16, 2020

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  • The mission of Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium is to demonstrate humans’ interconnectedness with the sea. Opened in 2015, the exhibits at Sendai City’s Umino-Mori Aquarium are up-to-date and continually evolving. Here, you can see not only creatures that live in and near the ocean, but also observe the marine environment of Miyagi. The exhibits showcase not only the beauty of marine creatures, but also pictures and videos of people who live with the sea and the way they work, including an underwater view of an oyster farm!

    The focal point of the aquarium is the enormous tank in the Sparkling of Life Hall. You feel like you are in the sea as schools of fish swim overhead and all around. Throughout the aquarium there is a strong emphasis on local sea life. You can see what life is like for creatures in Sendai’s main river, the Hirose, while walking along an exhibit dedicated to it.

    You can also enjoy a performances by dolphins and sea lions, and even help feed penguins! These events are especially popular with children, making the aquarium a good place for a family holiday.

    My favorite hall is the jellyfish room. I recommend taking your time as you watch these graceful creatures glide through the water. It is hard to believe that they live so near us, given their out-of-this-world appearance!

    WEBSITEhttp://www.uminomori.jp/

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Details

ADDRESS

Nakano 4-6, Miyagino Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, 983-0013

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

15-minute walk from Nakanosakae Station (Senseki Line). Free shuttle bus service from the station is also available.

ADMISSION

Adults ¥2,200
Seniors 65+¥1,600
Children ages 12–18 ¥1,600
Children ages 6–12 ¥1,100
Children ages 4 & under ¥600

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted at ticket booth only

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

HOURS

Regular hours: 9:00–18:30*
Summer hours: 9:00–19:30*
Winter hours (late November to mid-March): 9:00–17:30*
*Last entry is 30 minutes before closing

CLOSED DAYS

None

PHONE

022-355-2222

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