Nakagawa Aquatic Park

Tochigi > Ohtawara

This is an aquarium with freshwater fish, which is rare in Japan, and 20,000 fish from 300 different species are on display inside. Sweetfish go downstream to lay their eggs, and the practice of taking advantage of this trait (which is called “ayuyana”) and making slatted wood bamboo mats called “otesu” to entice the fish is a traditional fishing method with a history of over 300 years of use.

Where is it??

Address:
2686 sarado otawara-city Tochigi 324-0404
Telephone:
0287-98-3055
Web Site:
http://tnap.jp/english/infor.html
Access:

From Tokyo Station, Utsunomiya Station is an approximately 1-hour ride on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen, and from Utsunomiya Station, Nishi-Nasuno Station is an approximately 40-minute ride on the JR Utsunomiya Line. From Nishi-Nasuno Station, the Nakagawa Aquatic Park is an approximately 40-minute bus ride.

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