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Miyajima Public Aquarium (宮島水族館, Miyajima Suizokukan) is an aquarium on the island of Itsukushima in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan.

Miyajima Public Aquarium
宮島水族館 Miyajima Public Aquarium.JPG
entrance of the aquarium
Date opened1959
Location10-3 Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
No. of animals13,000
No. of species350



There are about 350 variety of aquatic animals include finless porpoises, sea otters, Steller sea lions, sea lions and penguins. Hours are from January 1 to December 25, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Opened as a prefectural aquarium in 1959
  • Transferred to Miyajima, Hiroshima as a town aquarium in 1967
  • Reconstructed the buildings in 1981
  • Began to keep sea otters in 1985
  • Transferred to Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima as a city aquarium in 2005
  • Planned renewal in 2011

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