Miyajima Aquarium Specialties

Interesting touch with animals

By Elena Lisina   Mar 21, 2017 - 2 min read

Miyajima Aquarium is situated at the far western end of Miyajima's town. It can be reached within a ten minute walk from Itsukushima shrine or a twenty minute walk from the ferry pier.

I have visited a few other aquariums in the past, but at Miyajima Aquarium they have unique offerings that set them apart from others. This aquarium introduced the sea life from the local fresh and salt waters around Miyajima. Among the more original displays is the oyster farm, representing the large numbers of actual farms around the island of Miyajima. Besides the animals, there are interesting special shows offered a few times per day, so you can catch one or another, or a few during your visit.

The most enjoyable shows on my visit were the “Sea Lion Show” and “Fun Time with Penguins." The sea lions were very smart and amazimgly nimble, making all sorts of tricks and even playing a “piano”! At “Fun Time with Penguins”, after cleansing your hands with a special soap, you can stroke the penguins. I have never done this before, of course, and was surprised by the very strong and solid feathers covered a penguin!

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Elena Lisina

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I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: https://gurushots.com/f10384/photos Matane!