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 k 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 po H Tak onse asa n Lin ki Exp e 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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