Uocchi Kan (魚っ知館)

Uocchi Kan is an aquarium located in Odashukuno, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Summary

Uocchi kan is officially called "Miyazu Energy Research Center, Kansai Electric Power Co. Tango Uocchi Kan", and is an in-house PR hall of the Miyazu Energy Research Center, Kansai Electric Power Co. The abbreviated name of Uocchi Kan is Eneken.

The poster child of Uocchi Kan is Mr. Uocchi, created from the image of a lionfish. Nowadays, Uocchi Kan is well known for Japanese playing cards, `Totoawase' using Chinese characters of fish.

Facility

Aquarium

Charge
Fishes that live around Miyazu City are seen.

Touching pool

Free of charge. Its official Home page states that "Uocchi Kan is the largest aquarium in Japan".

Energy museum

Free of charge. You can learn about energy.

Uocchi section

Free of charge. It introduces local products.

Access

Railway station near Uocchi Kan

Kitakinki Tango Railway Corporation (KTR) Miyazu Line Kunda Station (about twenty minute taxi ride from the station)

Interchange exits near Uocchi Kan

Kyoto Jukan Expressway Miyazu-Amanohashidate Interchange (about twenty minute car ride from the interchange exit)

Maizuru Wakasa Expressway Maizuru-Nishi Interchange exit - Route 27 - Route 178 (about forty minute car ride from the interchange exit)

Address/Business hours

1001, Odashukuno, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture

Business hours: 9:00 - 17:00

Closed days: every Thursday (on the following day if it falls on a public holiday), the year-end and New Year holidays (Dec 29-January 3)