Meet the unique creatures of Japan’s last pristine river, Shimanto-gawa!
“Shimanto-gawa Gakushu Centre Osakana-kan” exhibits creatures living in the pristine Shimanto River, from the upper streams of places such as the Nametoko Gorge down to the river estuary. This one-of-a-kind aquarium focuses on the freshwater fish of the Shimanto River. During weekends and public holidays don’t miss popular events such as the “Osampo Penguin”, a chance for a picture with the local penguins as they walk around the premises, or bathing time for the small performing crocodilian “Daigoro” (Cuvier’s dwarf caiman). In addition to the wildlife the local glass studio “Mori-no-Kuni Glass Kobo Kazane” manufactures eco-friendly recycled glass and offers tours demonstrating glass making, sandblasting and glassblowing (bookings required), as well as hands-on classes of glass art production.
|Business Hours||Open 10am – 5pm|
|Days Closed for Business||Closed on Wednesdays (Open public holidays, the Golden Week, during school holidays), New Year’s Day|
|Price||[Osakana-kan] Adults (over 16) 900yen, Children (6-15) 400yen, Children (over 3) 200yen|
[Experience glassblowing] from 3,090yen
[Experience sandblasting] 520yen + cost of materials
|Directions||(Closest bus stop) |
By Uwajima Jidosha Bus: Nijinomori-Koen-mae bus stop (less than 1 min.)
(Closest train station)
By JR Yodo Line: “Matsumaru-eki” station (3 min.)
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