An aquarium where you can befriend animals
An aquarium where you can befriend animals
Shitakaigan Takasakiyama, Oita City, 870-0802, Japan
Tel :(097)-534-1010 Fax :(097)-534-1013
http: //www.umitamago.jp
As of April 18 2015
Learn the secrets of Oita’s seas,
and get close to the marine
creatures in it. A unique sea
journey is about to begin.
River Zone
Wonder Zone
■Giant Circular Tank
■Mermaid Hall
■Diverse Ecologies
Our Local Waters
Green trees spread
throughout the room. A
river flows in a tank among
the trees, and animals and
plants living in Oita’s rivers
can be found here.
Welcome Hall
Entrance Hall
Two big whales welcome visitors once they step in.
You may find your footsteps stopping short at the
magnificent sight.
Ocean Zone
■Our Local Waters
The “Umi Tamago” characters
sculptured on the wall are the
work of the world-famous
sculptor Mr. Masayuki Nagare.
This piece of art is no less
impressive than the whales.
Mermaid Hall
Beppu Bay Pool
Large Touching Pool
A Giant Circular Tank
stands out impressively in
the dark room. Standing
on the glass floor gives
one the illusion of being
in the water.
Fish Pool
Dolphin Pool
Jungle Tank
To Performance Area
Indoor Touching Pool
Beppu Bay
g Stands
Viewing
Penguins
Sea Turtles
Giant Circular Tank
Restaurant
Diverse Ecologies
Mermaid Hall
Hall
Wonder Zone
Welcome Hall
Diverse Ecologies
Museum Gift Shop
Ocean Zone
Entrance Hall
Our Local Waters
River Zone
Lecture Room
Entrance
Foyer
Ticket Counter
To Mt. Takasaki
Men’s Room
Ladies’ Room
All-purpose
Lavatory
Nursing
room
First-aid Center
Lockers
Elevator
Information
Lecture Room
Restaurant
Gift Shop
Washstand
Creatures with intriguing
biology are creatively
exhibited in an
easy-to-understand
manner. The contents of
this special exhibits
cor ner change by the
seasons.
*The aquarium display may be changed without notice.
*The building is governed by the “Heart building law”,
and the entire facility is wheelchair-friendly.
GO to 1F !
Here,
The sea is a stage.
The beautiful underwater world
Awaits you.
Wonder Zone
■Art Corner
Ocean Zone
■Giant Circular Tank
■UMITAMA Hall
Tropical Zone
■Large Sea Coral Tank
■Jungle Tank
Science Zone
■Laboratory
■Kids Corner
Walrus
Large Sea Coral Tank
Sea lions are comical
even in water. You will
never tire of observing
them even through the
glass.
This is the largest
artificially-lighted water tank
in Japan. Tropical fishes
show-off their radiant colors
as they swim around the
gently swaying coral reef.
Frigid Zone
■Walrus
■Steller Sea Lion
■Bearded Seal
■Seal
■Deep Sea Creatures
Dolphin Pool
Yo u c a n t a k e t i m e t o
observe dolphins
swimming in water. Your
eyes might meet theirs if
you observe long enough.
Steller Sea Lion
Jungle Tank
On land, their huge bodies
look heavy, but they swim
smoothly in water. They swim
by moving their fore-flippers
as if they are fluttering wings.
Bearded Seal
It has large eyes set in an
adorable face. Although
it is extremely nervous
and temperamental, it
loves to use these large
eyes to look at its
surroundings in a
googly-eyed manner.
Find the tropical Amazon
here! Sunlight pierces
through the tank where
l a r g e f re s h w a t e r f i s h
such as pirarucu and
piranha swim.
Steller Sea Lion
Steller sea lions and
members of staff give a
comical performance. Also
take notice of the
expressions on their faces.
Tropical Zone
Dolphin Pool
To Asobeach
Walrus
Large Sea Coral Tank
Jungle Tank
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Frigid Zone
Walrus
Steller Sea Lion
Art Corner
Giant Circular Tank
Seal
Cafeteria
Bearded Seal
Steller Sea Lion
Kids’ Corner
Jellyfish
Cave
Wonder Zone
UMITAMA Hall
Art Corner
Seal
Indoor viewing stand
There are two kinds of
seals here in Umitamago
– gray seals and harbor
seals. Can you tell which
is which?
Ocean Zone
Laboratory
Deep Sea Creatures
UMITAMA Hall
Exit
Science Zone
Laboratory
Gift Shop
There is an amazing
world under the sea.
Learn about how marine
creatures live and have
fun with experiments at
the same time.
Is this the inside of a
submarine?! Observe
marine life from the bottom
of the Giant Circular Tank
while relaxing in a
pure-white hall.
We h a v e c u r a t e d a n
exhibition of artworks
that artistically express
the beauty of sea
creatures. Of particular
note is the fantastical
jellyfish tank with
alternating rainbow
colored lights.
Kids’ Corner
Our original play
equipment designed with
motifs of sea creatures
such as the sea lion, the
penguin and the sea
cucumber, are hugely
popular among children.
Deep Sea Creatures
Creatures that inhabit the
deep sea are unique in their
looks and shapes. Crabs
and fishes that inhabit the
sea bed 200 meters deep
are exhibited here.
Men’s Room
Ladies’ Room
All-purpose All-purpose Lavatory Nursing
Lavatory (“Ostomate”-compliant) room
Telephones
Elevator
Information
Restaurant
Gift Shop
*The aquarium display may be changed without notice.
*The building is governed by the “Heart building law”,
and the entire facility is wheelchair-friendly.
GO to 2F !
With the natural assets of
Beppu Bay before you and Mt.
Takasaki behind you, you'll truly
experience the feeling of being
among nature and its creatures.
Touching Area
■Sea Turtles
■Indoor Touching Pool
■Dolphin Pool
■Large Touching Pool
■Beppu Bay Pool
■Fish Pool
Indoor Touching Pool
Touching is the first step
to communication – we
warmly invite you to
touch and observe these
creatures of the sea.
Large Touching Pool
Beppu Bay Pool
The pool is a re-creation of
a t i d a l p o o l . Yo u c a n
properly observe creatures
found on beaches in their
natural state.
Beppu Bay lies just over
the pool. Enjoy the
magnificent view of the
sea and the bay joined as
one.
Fish Pool
Lucky if you find this sign!
There is a glass walkway
in the back.
You can touch rays in
this pool. Don’t be afraid
and try it.
Dolphin Pool
Beppu Bay Pool
As the spectator seats
are close to the pool, the
d o l p h i n ’s j u m p s l o o k
impressive.
Large Touching Pool
Touching Area
Fish Pool
Dolphin Pool
Jungle Tank
Stand
Indoor Touching Pool
To Performance Area
The viewing stand offers a
panoramic view of Beppu
Penguins Bay, as well as the Western
Japan debut performances
of the walrus and steller
sea lion.
Restaurant
Beppu Bay
Viewing Stands
Giant Circular Tank
Sea Turtles
Diverse
Ecologies
Mermaid Hall
Welcome Hall
Stand
Entrance Hall
Museum Gift Shop
Our Local Waters
Lecture Room
Entrance
Foyer
Ticket Counter
To Mt. Takasaki
Men’s Room
Ladies’ Room
All-purpose
Lavatory
Nursing
room
First-aid Center
Lockers
Elevator
Information
Lecture Room
Restaurant
Sea Turtles
S e a t u r t l e s a re w o r l d
travelers and come to
the seas of Japan to
spawn. Have a close-up
view of their activities
here!
Gift Shop
Washstand
*The aquarium display may be changed without notice.
*The building is governed by the “Heart building law”,
and the entire facility is wheelchair-friendly.
GO to M2F !
Oriental short-clawed otter
Meet animals with unexpected
look upon their faces.
A welcoming stage where
salty wind blows.
Restlessly moving,
energetic family of otters
live boisterously. A look
from their lovely little
eyes will make you go
‘aw’.
Performance Area
■Oriental short-clawed otter
■Walrus
■Steller Sea Lion
■Seal
■Pelican
■Penguins
Walrus
The walrus is the
aquarium’s comedy act.
The variety of tricks they
show in the performance
are inimitable.
Pelican
Penguins
The white pelican's
plumage is usually white,
but changes to pink
during breeding season.
Yo u m i g h t s e e p i n k
pelicans if you're lucky.
The Magellanic penguin has clear
black and white colorings. The
way they waddle is so sweet that
they are the idols of our aquarium.
Jungle Tank
Penguins
Walrus
Pelican
Oriental short-clawed otter
To Restaurant
Seal
Steller Sea Lion
Performance Stage
Stand
Performance Area
Performance Stage
Seal
The first stage in West Japan
where you can see walruses and
Steller sea lions perform. You will
be amazed by the skills the great
beasts of the sea possess.
Men’s Room
Ladies’ Room
All-purpose
Lavatory
Elevator
Washstand
Steller Sea Lion
When feeding time comes, seals
c o m e b a c k t o s h o re o n t h e i r
bellies, resembling wriggling
stuffed toys!
Despite its image of having the
largest body of the sea lion
species, it is agile.
*The aquarium display may be changed without notice.
*The building is governed by the “Heart building law”,
and the entire facility is wheelchair-friendly.
GO to 1F !
Play art with animals Asobeach
A new kind of beach, with ‘play with animals x play with art’ as
its theme, has been created next to Umitamago. We invite you
to enjoy coming into contact with animals in their natural state.
Shelly Canvas
Sardine Ball Slider Coral Maze
The interior of the cool
cave of shells is a canvas
you can use to draw
whatever you wish.
A slide in the form of a
large fish made with a
family of small sardines.
Play hide-and-seek in
corals of various colors.
You will feel as if you
have become a fish.
Dolphin Pool
You can have an up-close
view of dolphins in their
natural state as they
squeak and jump.
All kinds of animals
may be here to play!
Fish Pool
Penguins
Dolphin Pool
Tortoises
Rabbits
Chameleons
Ducks
Fish Pool
A variety of sea creatures appear with the
seasons. Come and see what sort of
creatures you will find.
Washstand
*The aquarium display may be changed without notice.
*The building is governed by the “Heart building law”, and the entire facility is wheelchair-friendly.
Shops & Restaurants
Umitamgo Admission Fees / Operation Time
■ Hours of Operation 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Adult
School Boys/Girls
(High school and above) (Elementary and junior high school)
Gift Shop (Souvenirs)
A wide variety of Oita
specialties, sweets, and
liquor are available at the
gift shop. You can find
quality Oita souvenirs that
both locals and visitors will
delight in.
The shop is open during
'Umitamago' opening hours.
Infant
(4 years and above)
Normal admission
¥2,200
¥1,100
¥700
Group admission
¥2,000
¥1,000
¥650
(20 or more people)
■ Discount admission for the disabled ■ Admission for senior citizens
Adult ¥1,100・Child ¥550・Infant ¥350 ¥1,800(For visitors 70 years and older, members of
seniors’ club, and nursing homes for the elderly.)
■ Children’s Club Admission ■ Birthday Discount Admission
Adult ¥1,900・Child ¥900・Infant ¥600 Adult ¥1,900・Child ¥900・Infant ¥600
■ Admission for School Visits
High School ¥1,200・Junior High School ¥900・Elementary School ¥600・
Infant (4 years or above) ¥400・Chaperon ¥1,800
Umitamago Annual Passport 'Umitama PASS'
Official Museum Shop
With the PASS, you can enjoy 'Umitamago' as many times
as you like for a whole year from the date of purchase.
Adult (high-school students and older) ¥4,800,
child (primary & junior high school students) ¥2,400, small child (age 4 and over) ¥1,600
A line-up of original Umitamago
goods that are unique to the
aquarium can be found in this gift
shop. Bring home some special
souvenirs to commemorate your
visit to Umitamago.
The shop is open during
'Umitamago' opening hours.
*The PASS is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
*Prices include consumption tax.
Night-time Operation
The aquarium will operate at night for
a limited period of time. Discount
prices are available after 6:00 PM.
■ Night Ticket
Adult : ¥1,900 Child : ¥900 Infant : ¥600
■ Night-time operation 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Cafeteria FanFare
Enjoy casual dining in Cafeteria
FanFare, where you can savor
simple dishes such as a variety of
We s t e r n - s t y l e t o p p e d r i c e
“Donburi” and healthy desserts.
The restaurant is a popular choice
for its interior decor, designed
with the sun and the sea in mind.
Operating hours end at 6:00p.m.
Operating hours end at 9:00p.m.
during the night-time operating season.
*The night ticket is a discount ticket, and no
other discounts may be used with it.
*Prices include consumption tax.
Transportation Access
□ From Oita Airport
Oita Kotsu Bus bound for Oita Station
(Express bus)
「Oita Kuko」→「Beppu Kitahama」→
「Takasakiyama Shizen Dobutsuen Mae」
*Transfer to regular bus at「Beppu
Kitahama」
(About 50 min.)
□ From Beppu Kankoko Port
Oita Kotsu Bus bound for Oita Station
「Minamisuga Iriguchi」→「Takasakiyama
Shizen Dobutsuen Mae」
(About 15 min.)
□ From Nishi Oitako Port
Restaurant A-ZOO
Beppu Bay
Beppu I.C.
Umitamago
Beppu
Station
Oita
Mt. JR Nip
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Exp
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ress
way
Oita S
tation
Oita I.C.
JR Kyudai
Honsen Line
Tsurusaki→
Takajo
Station
JR Hohi
Honsen Line
Mera I.C.
MitsuyoshiI.C.
Oita Kotsu Bus bound for Beppu / Kunisaki
「Nishi Oita」→「Takasakiyama Shizen Dobutsuen Mae」
(About 10 min.)
□ From JR Beppu Station
Take in the wonderful view of
B e p p u B a y, s p r e a d o u t
before your eyes, while you
enjoy French cuisine-inspired
meals. When night f alls,
diners are treated to a
romantic night view.
Operating hours end at 5:00p.m.
Operating hours end at 10:30p.m.
during the night-time operating season.
Oita Kotsu Bus bound for Oita Eki「Beppu Eki Mae」→「Takasakiyama Shizen Dobutsuen Mae」
(About 15 min.)
□ From JR Oita Station
Oita Kotsu Bus bound for Beppu / Kunisaki「Oita Eki Mae」→「Takasakiyama Shizen Dobutsuen Mae」
(About 25 min.)
Attention
◎ Please note that announcement services for a lost children/persons are not available.
◎ Smoking is prohibited except in permitted smoking areas.
◎ Please do not bring outside food or drinks with you.
◎ No pets are allowed within the premises.
◎ Umitamago holds no responsibility for stolen / lost belongings.
◎ Re-entrance is available only on the same day.
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