Visitors can watch a wide variety of aquatic life from 7 viewing spots, including a cave and a fisheye-lens lookout. The appearance and types of marine life change dramatically depending on the viewing spot. For example, viewers can watch rays swimming gracefully from above and experience what it might be like to stand on the seafloor. The different views from the 7 viewing spots, which faithfully recreate the changing facets of the sea, are sure to arouse visitors’ curiosity.
Recreating an undersea sanctuary with around 500 tons of water
The Main Pool is filled with highly unique marine life including the white-spotted eagle ray, thornhead, green sea turtle, and pitted stingray. Seven viewing spots have been set up to fully capture the individuality of each species and the biodiversity of Japan’s seas. Enjoy the kaleidoscopic appearance of the sea from various locations. Filled with an immense amount of water—around 500 tons—the Main Pool gives visitors the illusion of being surrounded by pristine waters in an undersea sanctuary, providing peace of mind.
The first floor is full of attractions such as a fisheye-lens lookout and cave!
The first floor is full of attractions that make this exciting large pool all the more enjoyable. An overhang treats visitors to a close-up view of fish. A fisheye-lens lookout lets visitors experience how a fish might see the ocean. There is also a cave from which moray eels can be observed from three viewing “holes.”
Watch the open ocean spread out before your eyes from the second floor!
The front view on the second floor provides a stunning panoramic view of the open ocean. The tidal flows bring in many different types of fish and other marine life. Relax and watch the interesting marine life with an assortment of different behaviors and personalities, from smaller fish banding together in schools to larger fish swimming majestically alone.