Oita Marine Palace aquarium “Umitamago” is the enjoyable place to go in Beppu


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It was my first time visiting Oita but had enough time I decided to go to the Oita Marine Palace aquarium “Umitamago”.

If you have time after visiting Yufuin onsen, Beppu onsen & Beppu Jigoku trip which is the famous sightseeing place in Oit, why not consider going to Oita aquarium.

Honestly, I really like aquariums but will report whether the countryside aquarium was nice or not in this article.

If you are interested in an aquarium or looking for some place to sightseeing in Oita this can be helpful for you.


Umitamago is what kind of aquarium?

In 1964 it opened as Oita Ecology Aquarium Marine Palace and in 2004 it was reborn at Oita Marine Palace aquarium Umitamago.

It is located along the Beppu by and the aquarium concept is “the aquarium to become friendly with animals”. Based on the info given by the aquarium there they are doing several events and shows so you can describe that they are following their nice concept.

Oita marine palace aquarium mitamago basic info

Address:3078,22 Kanzaki, Oita, 870-0802, Japan


Operation hour:9:00 ~ 17:00

GW and Japan summer holiday operation time is different and normally they close around 18:00 ~ 19:00.

For more detail please refer below official homepage.

Oita marine palace aquarium Umitamago

Umitamago’s highlight part for me was the sea animal show which is famous for Walrus. But other than that they also have an event so-called backyard tour which is a rare event. The contents of backyard are how they treat or train the animals there and go close to them.

From big fish to small fish, Saltwater fish, freshwater fish, tropical fish, and deep-sea fish maybe you can find new findings.

Umitamago entrance ticket can get a little discount if you want. Will introduce after this.

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Working as businessman. Hobby is traveling on weekends and long holiday.
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I would like to share my trip easily and appreciate that I can explain how nice is that country and of course about Japan too.
Some of the info is bit old and it might have some difference from current info. Sorry for these kind of inconvenience cases.

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