Akkeshi Town thrived on herring, salmon, and trout fishery from the Edo period (1603-1868) and saw local livelihoods supported by good catches of Pacific saury, whaling, and other relationships between local residents and the sea. Akkeshi continues to be blessed with the bounties of the sea, such as Pacific saury, oysters, salmon, trout, short-necked clams, and kelp. To showcase the close relationships between the townspeople and the sea, the Maritime Museum opened on October 1, 1988, across from the Akkeshi Town Office building. On the second floor of the museum is the easternmost planetarium in Japan, popular as a learning facility to spark children’s interest in space.
- Shin'ei 3-chome 4, Akkeshi-cho, Akkeshi-gun
(1) Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday)
(2) The day following national holidays (open if the day is a Saturday or Sunday)
(3) The year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 31 – January 5)
Free of charge
- Wheelchair accessibility
Parking Accessible restroom Slopes Nursing room Wheelchairs available upon request Available Available Available Unavailable Available