Muroto Schoolhouse Aquarium

むろと廃校水族館(Muroto Haiko Suizokukan)
An old school converted into an aquarium: a first in Japan
Muroto Schoolhouse Aquarium is an aquarium created from an abandoned elementary school. The repurposing of the school saw the installation of a large outdoor pool for sea turtles. In rooms that were once classrooms, you will encounter over 50 species of creatures found in the seas surrounding Kochi including sea bream and yellowtail, octopus, sea cucumbers, hammerhead sharks, and deep-sea creatures.
Visitors often comment on the unique display method using the old desks and chairs from the former school building. It's also a great place to get a feel of what Japanese schools are like as well as learning about the oceans that are so important to Kochi.
Address 高知県室戸市室戸岬町533-2 (533-2, Murotomisaki cho, Muroto City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0887-22-0815
OpenApril to September 9:00-18:00
October to March 9:00-17:00
ClosedOpen year round
Price●Age 15 and over : 600 yen
●Between age 6 and 14 : 300 yen
●Age 5 and under : Free
*Price includes taxes
Directions●About 2 hr drive from Nankoku IC on Kochi Expressway
●About 1 min walk from Muroto Haiko Suizokukan Mae bus stop (Kochi Tobu Kotsu Bus)
Map Code421 263 623*03

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