Taiji Whale Museum

The only museum in the world dedicated to whale fishing

By Masato Kitamura    - 1 min read

Taiji-cho lies on the Kii Peninsula, the southern part of Wakayama Prefecture. This area is the southernmost point of Honshu, where the Kuroshio Current (north-flowing ocean current) is observed. Many tuna fish can be found here throughout the year, and Taiji-cho is also known as the birthplace of whale fishing in Japan. The Taiji Whale Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to whale ecology and fishing. There are also some interesting shows involving whales and dolphins.

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Masato Kitamura

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I was born and grew up in Nagano city. After that I lived in Osaka nine years. Later years I live in Kanto plain. I worked for 36 years as a programmer and related business in a software company. I was retirement of 60 years old. Now I’m doing a part-time job at near my house. I like personal computers. I enjoy to plan a trip and to go sightseeing. I like to look for cheap hotels.

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