Backyard tours to learn about sea turtles and coral!


  • Wakayama

  • Kushimoto

  • Sea

  • Kushimoto

  • Sea

  • Kuroshio

  • Nature

  • Sea turtle

  • Fish species change

Kushimoto Tour in Wakayama ~Energize local communities through tourism~
Kansai Wakayama
2023-10-01 00:00 - 2024-03-31 23:30
Kushimoto Marine Park 〒649-3514 1157Kushimoto Marine Park 1157 Arita, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Kushimoto Tour in Wakayama
No.15 Backyard tours to learn about sea turtles and corals!

Feeding sea turtles at Kushimoto Marine Park which has the sandy beach with the largest number of spawning turtle in Japan, and the experience of touching baby turtles is one of the few precious opportunity in Japan.

【Attraction of this tour】
Natural Environment
You can learn about endangered sea turtles while interacting with sea turtles born at the aquarium.
・The sea of Kushimoto has the northernmost coral reef ecosystem in the world. Visitors can deepen their understanding of coral and the creatures that live around it.

What you can learn
You can learn about the marine environment and creatures through the marine environment and ecology around Kushimoto. Facing the sea, Kushimoto Marine Park is a special and historic aquarium where seawater is taken and circulated. During the tour, a keeper will take you to the backyard while telling you about the sea and its creatures.

Guide Information
Kushimoto Marine Park

Mie Mori
Guides other than those listed above may guide you on the day of the tour.

Tour Information
●Minimum number of participants

Minimum 2 people (Maximum 10 people)

Elementary school students and older
※Elementary school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


Approx. 2 hours

Adult : 4,500 yen
Junior high school students and younger : 2,500 yem
※Fees are to be paid in cash to the guide at the meeting place on the day of the tour. Please be prepared to bring exact amount.
※The above fee includes the entrance fee to the Underwater Park.

Cancellation Policy
The day before the tour : 50%
On the day of the tour : 100%
※If you wish to cancel your tour, please contact us by phone (Nanki-Kushimoto Tourist Association : 0735-62-3171) or e-mail (
※Cancellation fees will be charged at the above rates depending on the date of cancellation notice.

What to bring on the day
・Wear clothes that can get dirty and are easy to move around in, as you may be splashed by waves. Be sure to put your cell phone, camera, etc. in a strap or case to prevent them from being dropped.

●Schedule of the day
・10:00 / 13:00 Meet at Kushimoto Marine Park (Google Map)
Please meet at Kushimoto Marine Park (1157 Arita, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama 649-3514, Japan).
※Please note that this tour is divided into two parts, morning and afternoon. Please be careful not to mistake the start time of the tour.

・10:00 / 13:00 Tour starts
Learn about the marine ecology of Kushimoto at Kushimoto Marine Park. You can also interact with sea turtles (touch the hatchlings) and feed them. At the Underwater Observation Tower, you can see coral reefs and fish from underwater. After that, we will visit the backyard of the Underwater Park.

・12:00 / 15:00 End of tour
The tour will end at the site and the group will be dismissed.

Tour reservations
Reservation deadline
Reservations for tours can be made until 17:00 the day before the tour. (e.g., for a reservation for 9/10, the reservation deadline is 9/9 at 17:00)

Reservations for tours can be made here.
Please check the Google Calendar and select a date when there is an available reservation slot.
Reservations can be made using the form below the calendar.

【Related Pages】
Kushimoto Tour in Wakayama  Tour List Page
Town with Rockets SpaceTown Kushimoto  Special Features Page

General Incorporated Foundation Nanki kushimoto tourism association
33 Kushimoto, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-3503 (on JR Kushimoto Station's premises)
Phone: 0735-62-3171 / Fax: 0735-62-1070 / Email:
Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Open all year round)

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