Ashoro Museum of Paleontology
This museum holds and exhibits fossils found in Ashoro of unique marine mammals dating from 25 million years ago, known as “the Ashoro fossil fauna.”
Visitors can learn a lot about the evolution of sea mammals, including sea cows, sea lions, seals, and penguin-like plotopterids, as well as Desmostylus, an enigmatic extinct order, and primitive whales. Also popular are various hands-on activities.
- Konan 1-chome 29-25, Ashoro-cho, Ashoro-gun
9:30 – 16:30
Tuesdays (or the next weekday if Tuesday is a national holiday)
The year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 30 – January 6)
Adults: ¥400 (¥300)
Elementary school, junior high school, and high school students, and 65+: ¥200 (¥150)
– Fees in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 20 or more.
- Official website
- Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request Available Available Available Unavailable Available
- Supplementary information
- Strollers are available upon request.