Aquarium Asamushi (Aomori) – Access & Fees

Opened in 1983, the Asamushi Aquarium has a very home-ey aesthetic. There are several different species such as the otter, dolphin, penguin and more on exhibit and in shows, making it a fun place to be!

A plentiful experience program menu!

At this aquarium, the program menu changes every day! You can take part in programs to experience what it’s like to be a dolphin trainer, give a dolphin a handshake, watch how they train, etc. With some one on one time with the trainers, you’ll get to ask every question that you have about them! Other events include “Sea Monster Backyard Tours”, “The Backstage Pass for Aquarists”, “The inner workings of the facility”, and more! Try one to see a different side of the aquarium!

Take a walk in the ocean through the “Tunnel Tanks”

In a 15 meter long tank that has a tunnel in the middle, you will be able to see all kinds of fish swim along around and above you. The exhibit is limited to creatures that only live in within the waters of Mutsu Bay, such as the mackerel, scallops, and ascidians.

A World Heritage Fish?!

In the exhibit “The World Heritage Shirakami Fish”, fish that live on the lands of Shirakami in Aomori are presented. On the upstream is where the chars and salmon reside, the downstream for the koi. There is also a replica of wild birds also displayed, making the exhibit look like a moment in time at the world heritage site.

A great tourist spot for all

There is a great deal of nature in the area including Shirakami Sanchi and Asamushi Hot Springs. There are several places to enjoy both a full and foot bath, providing a relaxing time for those who want to take a quick swing around the area!

Getting here

Admission Tickets, Price

Fees General One-year pass
Adult (including high school student) 1,200 yen 2,570 yen
Primary & middle school student 510 yen 1,280 yen
Child (Ages 5 & under) free

Opening Hours & Calendar

Feb 1 – Nov 30 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last entry 4:30 p.m.
Golden Week holiday (early May) 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last entry 5:30 p.m.
Aug 1 – 13 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last entry 5:30 p.m.
Aug 14 – 16 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last entry 5:30 p.m.
Aug 17 – 26 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last entry 5:30 p.m.
Days closed Open throughout the year

Official website

Asamushi Aquarium


Nursing Lounge

The aquarium has a nursing room. Hot water for infant formula is available at the cafe on the first floor.

Coin lockers

The aquarium has coin-operated lockers.

Baby stroller rental service

Baby stroller is available free of charge (Total number: 16) .

Wheelchair rental service

Wheelchairs are available free of charge (Total number: 11)