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Kamo Aquarium

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An exceptional jellyfish museum

DEGAM Tsuruoka Tourism Bureau



Big or small, round or oblong, shiny or opaque, pink or blue... There are so many colors and shapes of jellyfish. With more than 55 species displayed, tourist attraction Kamo Aquarium boasts a large collection of jellyfish. Its 5-meter diameter tank that contains more than 10,000 moon jellies is the biggest jellyfish-only tank in the world. Those ancient creatures have been existing on Earth for more than 500 million years, yet we do not understand them fully. Jellyfish are very hard to breed. However, Kamo Aquarium’s team of keepers and scientists is constantly researching new ways to keep them under the best conditions, which explains why Kamo Aquarium can keep so many species at a time. Kamo Aquarium also studies the jellyfish to investigate issues facing the sea more closely in the hope of finding solutions. This is why the aquarium also provides information about local Japanese marine life.


How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Niigata Station (1 hour 45 minutes). Next, take the Inaho Express train to Tsuruoka Station (1 hour 50 minutes). Go to bus stop n°2 and take the bus bound for Yunohama Onsen via Kamo (40 minutes). Get off at Kamo Suizokukan.


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


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