It is an aquarium that is located on the shore of Ashinoko Lake. The shows, performed by charming Baikal seals, are popular.
The aquarium consists of the Baikal Seal Plaza, the Seawater Pavilion, and the Freshwater Pavilion, and it breeds and exhibits a total of 32,000 creatures of 450 species. At the Baikal Seal Plaza, you can see, from a short distance of the observation deck, the freshwater Baikal seals, which are rare in the world, that came from Lake Baikal in Russia. Unique shows, which are also popular, are performed by the seals. You can see the difference in character of each seal. At the center of the Sea Pavilion, there is a large, open-air water tank that is 7 meters in height, and you can see various, lively saltwater fish swimming inside. During the water show in the large tank, the divers demonstrate how they feed the fish. You may observe rare, colorful fishes, such as the mysterious fishes from the Amazon River. Take an Izu-Hakone bus from the JR Odawara Station, and, after one and a half hours, get off at the Hakone-en Stop. A highway bus that takes two hours and 25 minutes from the Shinjuku area is also available.