The Kamo Aquarium

Tsuruoka City

With over 50 species on display, the newly renovated Kamo Aquarium boasts the largest display of jellyfish in the world. This coastal aquarium boasts a beautifully designed structure both inside and out and was designed specifically to feature its many jellyfish displays.  

This aquarium is particularly famous for the Jellyfish Dream Theater, a massive 5m tank that houses over 2,000 moon jellyfish.  This tank is also certified as the single largest jellyfish display in the world! 

 

In addition to its primary theme of sea jellies, this facility also features sea life that can be found off the coastline of the Western Tohoku Region.  This includes both freshwater aquatic life found in the rivers and lakes of Yamagata and saltwater life found in the sea.  

The Kamo Aquarium is located approximately 20-30 minutes away from Tsuruoka Station, making it an excellent addition to other tourists locations here in the Shonai Region.  

It is in close proximity to Yunohama Beach and has a great view of the sunset over the Sea of Japan.

The Kamo Aquarium also has a restaurant located nearby the entrance where you can enjoy fresh seafood caught in the oceans that surround the facility.  This restaurant is run by Chef Suda, one of Yamagata's most famous chefs and specializes in fugu and jellyfish cuisine. 

Chef Suda also runs a special sushi workshop that is available for guests with advance reservation. 

To learn more please see the following experience page here

Quick Info:

 

The Kamo Aquarium is located right on the coast on the coastal section of Tsuruoka City.      

997-1206 Yamagata-ken, Tsuruoka-shi, Imaizumi, Okubo-657-1 

It is highly recommended that you use a car to visit this aquarium in addition to getting around Tsuruoka City.

See available rental car option here

Prices: 

The Kamo Aquarium is open from 9-5 and has a

1,000 yen entrance fee.    

Food: 

There is also a restaurant inside of this aquarium that features delicious pufferfish and jellyfish ramen.  

Jellyfish in the Kamo Aquarium

Jellyfish in the Kamo Aquarium

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