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Mysterious Creatures of the Deep Sea
What better place to build an aquarium for deep sea creatures than by Suruga Bay, Japan’s deepest bay with a maximum depth of 2,500 m? The Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium is the world’s first museum centered on deep sea species that live more than 200 m below the sea surface.

The museum is best known for its three taxidermy specimens and two frozen specimens of coelacanth, a so-called “living fossil.” Other popular exhibits include a tank dedicated to organisms that inhabit Suruga Bay and a deep sea “planetarium” showcasing mesmerizing bioluminescent species. There is also a museum shop with toys, accessories, confectionary and other delightful souvenirs, all with a deep sea theme.
Address 〒410-0845 静岡県沼津市千本港町83
Telephone Number 055-954-0606(Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium)
Open 10:00-18:00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
*Subject to change in summer, winter and peak periods.
Closures None (with occasional exceptions for maintenance work)
Price 1,600 yen for high school-aged visitors and above (1,400 for groups)
800 yen for elementary and junior high school students (600 for groups)
400 yen for infants (aged 4 and above) (300 for groups)
Access Approx. 15 minutes by bus from JR Numazu Station. Get off at Numazu Port.
Approx. 25 minutes' drive from the Numazu IC on the Tomei Expressway or the Nagaizumi-Numazu IC on the Shin-Tomei Expressway.
Car Park None available at the aquarium. (Please use one of the paid parking lots nearby.)
Remarks ・No pets allowed.
・No food or drink inside.
・Two wheelchairs available. (Free, reservation required)