Sendai Umino Mori Aquarium

Spacious aquarium with interactive facilities and dolphin show

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

Sendai Umino Mori Aquarium is fun place to visit for families with children or grownups who enjoy the sea. The aquarium occupies a new building with a great collection of ocean inhabitants kept in spacious tanks.

Among the many inhabitants are jelly fish, sardine shoals, stingrays, carp, sea tortoises and many more, both large and small. A special section is occupied by the penguins who, well, quite funny to watch.

There are some interesting attractions for kids too like a shallow pool with peep holes that allow children to get into the middle of the pool from beneath and explore. Or you can watch fish floating above your head. For a small fee, some fish like carp can be fed by visitors with special food.

Several dolphin and sea lion shows feature each day. Between shows there are excursions to the water stage where, for a separate fee, you can play and take photos with a dolphin.

Finally, on the ground floor you will find a spacious café, gift shop and a children’s sand playground.

Getting there

Take the JR Senseki Line from Sendai Station to Nakanosakae Station. From the square near this station there is a bus stop with a penguin picture where a free shuttle bus picks up visitors.

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

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: Matane!