Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

上越市立水族博物館 うみがたり

Renovated in June, 2018, its nickname is "Umigatari." The aquarium has more megallanic penguins than any other in Japan, and you can see them up close! You can also watch the dolphins' exciting jumps against the backdrop of the great Sea of Japan. It's full of attractions to see.

General Information

Directions15 minutes by car from Naoetsu Station (Tokitetsu-Myoko Haneuma Line), 10 minutes from Joetsu IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
Car ParkRegular Cars: 580 Spaces(free of charge)
Large Buses: 20 Spaces (free of charge)
Opening Times9:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. (May change due to season)
Highschool student:1,100JPY
Elementary & JHS student:900JPY
Children (4 years old or older):500JPY
Seniors (65 years old or older):1,500JPY


NameJoetsu Aquarium Umigatari
Telephone Number025-543-2449
Fax Number025-543-0406