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  • TAKESHIMA AQUARIUM (near the Gamagori station)
  • There are more than 450 types of animals totalling about 4,500 on display at all times. You can also watch an exciting and funny sea lion show. They have animals from the sea, rivers, and lakes. The deep sea exhibits and the Amazonian capybaras are always popular. The exhibitions change throughout the year, and so do the animals. The cool atmosphere inside the aquarium is a great way to beat the summer heat and have a great time connecting with nature.

    Admission Fee: Adult 500 yen, 6-15 years 200 yen, under 6 years free/Open 9:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
    Close: Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a holiday, the following Wednesday the aquarium will also be closed)
    1. Bus 5 mins from the Gamagori Station / 2. Walk 15mins from the Gamagori Station
    TEL (+81)533-68-2059/1−6 Takeshimacho Gamagori-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
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  • The Seaside Literary Memorial
  • The Seaside Literary Memorial (near the Gamagori station)
  • The memorial is dedicated to the author Yasunari Kawabata, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Kiichiro Hirano, who won the Akutagawa Prize, and Masamitsu Miyagitani from Gamagori City, who won the Naoki Prize. The memorial is near the "Tokiwa Kan" hotel, which many Japanese novelists from the 20th century used to love. You can also post letters to yourself that will be received 5, 7, or 10 years in the future.

    Admission free/Hour 9:00 - 17:00 (tea serving and posting close at 15:30) Close: Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a holiday, the following Wednesday will be closed) and 12/28 -31
    TEL (+81)533-67-0070/15-62 Takeshimacho Gamagori-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
    15 minutes from the Gamagori station
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  • The Marine Biology Museum
  • The Marine Biology Museum
  • At the museum you can learn about the evolution of life and the history of the earth by touching real fossils and meteorites. The theme of the museum centers around the history of life relative to the ocean (the birth of the ocean, the earliest forms of life, and the earliest stages of evolution).

    Admission fee: Adult 500 yen, 6-15 years 200 yen, under 6 years free
    Hour 9:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30) Close: Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a holiday, the following Wednesday will be closed) and 12/28 -31
    3 minutes from the Gamagori station
    TEL (+81)533-66-1717/ 17-17 Minatomachi, Gamagori-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
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  • Kaihinkan Marine Center House
  • Kaihinkan Marine Center House (around Gamagori station)
  • Originally, the Kaihinkan Marine Center House was built in 1927 as a hospital. Since then, it has been refurbished and now has the form of a large classical house. They have a restaurant, open terrace, and boardwalk, you can relax by while looking the ocean. At the south they have a cafe, at the entrance hall they have a sea exhibition room, and at the north they have a space for the yacht (sailboat) club members. Also they have a showroom for Mikawa textiles called “Yume Ori Bito."

    Admission free/Hour 10:30 - 18:00
    6 minutes from the Gamagori station.
    TEL (+81)0533-68-2105/1150 Minatomachi Gamagori-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
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  • Gamagori City Museum
  • Gamagori City Museum
  • Here you can gain a deep understanding of the people and history of Gamagori City. They also offer space for exhibitions and consignments. Outside there is also a reconstructed "Kofun Mound," which was a large kind of burial mound iconic to ancient Japan, and a classic SL D51 train.

    Admission free/Hour 10:00 - 17:00 (final entry 16:30) Close Mondays , 3rd Tuesday of each month (open if on national holiday), and new years.
    10 minutes from the Gamagori station
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  • Takeshima Fantasy Park
  • Takeshima Fantasy Park
  • Takeshima fantasy park is a theme park decorated by 55 million shells gathered from 110 places around the world. Mishell and Gamago, characters of this theme park, introduce you to the adventure in the deep ocean. There are 4 mini-theaters you can enjoy. The LED illumination invites you to their fantasy world made by beautiful lights, sounds, and images. It helps you to recognize how beautiful our earth is by adventuring in the deep ocean.

    Admission fee: Adult 1000 yen, children 500 yen (6-15 years old), 300 yen (over 3 years old)
    Hours (Admission is 1 hour before closing): March to October 9:00-17:00, July and August 9:00-17:30, November to February 9:00 - 16:30
    Close: Wednesdays
    TEL (+81)533-66-3888/28-14 Takeshimacho Gamagori-shi Aichi-ken, Japan
    Meitetsu bus east [LAGUNA GAMAGORI line] get off at Takeshima-higashi, 3 minute walk (2 blocks from Gamagori station)
    10 minutes from the Gamagori station
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Recommended Plan

Course 1

Gamagori Station → 10 mins walk → Gamagori Museum → 11mins walk → Kaihinkan Marine Center House → 4mins walk → Museum of Marine Biology → 5mins walk → Gamagori Station ( 5mins by bus (meitetsu ) → Takeshita ( 15mins walk or 5mins bus)

Course 2

Gamagori Station → 15 mins walk or 5mins bus → Takeshima Aquarium → 9 mins walk → Takeshima → 7mins walk → Takeshima Craft Center → 15mins walk or 5 mins bus → Gamagori Station