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Minamichita-Town Meet the dolphins of Himakajima Island

Date : 05/26/2018 - 09/24/2018


  • Meet the dolphins of Himakajima Island
  • Meet the dolphins of Himakajima Island

A chance to touch and play with dolphins!

Sensation guaranteed at any decent aquarium, dolphins and the chance to touch them are the main attraction of this event. With some luck, you may even get to watch them clapping their fins, doing somersaults or playing with balls, in a much more enjoyable and personal experience! Adults and kids alike will just thrill at this place!

Himakajima Dolphin Beach in 2018

Himakajima Dolphin Activity Program

• A - Dolphin Watching
Get close to the dolphins and watch them at the netted area with guiding staff.
-From May 26th (Saturday) to September 24th (Monday - holiday).
-Daily from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, reception only for the day.
-300 yen/guest (for all guests ages 3 or older).
*: Children ages 3 to 6 must be accompanied by another guest at least 13 years old (also requires fee).
-On busy days. max. 70 guests/session and each session max. 30min.
-Dolphins at “Fureai” Beach are not on the net boxes so no tours or bathing allowed.

• B - Dolphin Touching
Get a lecture about dolphins at the beach, then move to the netted area and learn about the body structure of those fascinating creatures. Then proceed to feed them and touch them!
-From May 26th (Saturday) to September 24th (Monday - holiday).
-Twice a day on weekdays, 3 times/day on weekends and holidays.
-7 times/day on July 14th (Saturday) and 15th (Sunday) (Gion Festival period).
-3 times/day from June 23rd (Saturday) to July 13th (Friday).
*: Suspended on July 2nd (Monday) and 3rd (Tuesday) for facility inspection.
-From July 16th (Monday - holiday) to September 2nd (Sunday), 2 times/day.
-Reception only at the day (first come - first served basis).
-1,000 yen/guest (for all guests ages 3 or older).
*: Children ages 3 to 6 must be accompanied by another guest at least 13 years old (also requires fee).
-25 guests/session, approx. 20min/session.

• C - “Fureai” Get-Close Beach Experience
After a lecture about dolphins at the beach, enter the water until the waist and get to touch the dolphins’ bellies after they are called to the shallow waters (no feeding allowed).
-From June 23rd (Saturday) to September 24th (Monday - holiday).
-No sessions from July 13th (Friday) to 15th (Sunday) due to the Gion Festival.
-No weekday sessions in September.
-Twice a day on weekends and holidays from June 23rd (Saturday) to July 12th (Thursday), and September 8th (Saturday) to 24th (Monday - holiday).
-3 times/day on weekdays from July 17th (Tuesday) to August 31st (Friday).
-5 times/day on weekends and holidays from July 16th (Monday - holiday) to September 2nd (Sunday), and everyday from August 4th (Saturday) to 16th (Thursday).
*: Suspended on July 2nd (Monday) and 3rd (Tuesday) for facility inspection.
-Only upon reservation.
-2,500 yen/guest (for all guests ages 5 or older).
*: Children ages 5 to 6 must be accompanied by another guest at least 13 years old (also requires fee).
*: Children ages 4 and younger are admitted free of charge when taken in the arms of a paying guardian adult (max. 1 toddler per adult).
-40 guests/session, approx. 25min/session.

Reservations: from May 26th - (+81) 569-68-3055 (Himakajima Tourism Association - Dolphin Activity Reservations daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Inquiries: 0569-68-2388 (Himakajima Tourism Association)

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : From May 26th (Saturday) to September 24th (Monday - holiday), 2018
Holding time : •Dolphin Watching 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place : Himakajima Sunset Beach (Nishihama Kaisui Yokujo)
Location : 〒470-3504
Himakajima, Minamichita, Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : •Dolphin Watching (ages 3 or older) 300 yen
•Dolphin Touching (ages 3 or older) 1,000 yen
•“Fureai” Get-Close Beach Experience (ages 5 or older) 2,500 yen

*: Fees subject to change without prior notice. For accurate pricing, please check the official site by following the link at the bottom.
Parking : No parking available in the island. Public parking available at the Morozaki Port (Capacity 193 cars, 100 yen/hour)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0569-68-3055
(Himakajima Tourism Association Dolphin Program Center)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Nagoya station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line. Alight at Utsumi station and take the Minamichita-cho Community Bus. Alight at "Morozakiko" stop and take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
    ・From Nagoya station, take the Meitetsu Kowa Line. Alight at Kowa station and 10 minutes walk to the Kowa Sea Port. At the Kowa Sea Port, take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
    ・From Toyohashi station, take the Toyotetsu bus. Alight at 'Irako-Misaki' stop and take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port. Alight at Kowa Station on the Meitetsu Kowa Line and walk for 10 minutes to Kowa Port. Take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
    ・Take the Toyotetsu Bus Irago Main Line from Toyohashi Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line and alight at "Irago Misaki" stop. Take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Drive for 10 minutes from the Minamichita Road Toyooka I.C. to Morozaki Port. Take the Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat to Himakajima Port.

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