[sightseeing in Shizuoka report of foreigner] We are surprised at giant spider crab! We mention mystery of the deep sea in Numazu


[sightseeing in Shizuoka report of foreigner] We are surprised at giant spider crab! We mention mystery of the deep sea in Numazu

Shizuoka that has Japan's deepest gulf, Suruga Bay. Unloading of deep-sea fish is prosperous in a lot of kinds of fishery products particularly Numazu, too. Facilities displaying such deep sea uncooked food are two places in Numazu-city. We did experience to conflict with mystery of deep sea and Suruga Bay.

I experienced!

Vietnamese native place. After having graduated from technical school of confectionery, we are admitted into Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University. We are looking for a job now in Japan. It is dream to open own sweets restaurant.

To facilities which we renewed in town, Toda of fishing port facing Suruga Bay

"Suruga Bay deep sea creature hall" which we just renewed is added to "Toda shipbuilding native district document Museum". In challenging receptionist as there was paper of stamp rally of quiz format to be able to enjoy in both halls. At first to "Toda shipbuilding native district document Museum" (photography is prohibition here). At first, we have got a wrong stamp, but are secure not to know rule from the second question. As answer did not understand that we did not read displayed guide, he/she studied so good.

We finally came to entrance of Suruga Bay deep sea creature building. Comedy duo, Naoki Tanaka of Coco Rico act as honorary director, and life-sized panel meets. We imitated me. Blue room where the inside imaged the deep sea. Lighting is dusky, too, and is the bottom of the sea such a feeling?

State of Suruga Bay was introduced by model. The most deep part of gulf is 2,500m. 6,000m that I am amazed to learn as for the altitude difference that we added as altitude of Mount Fuji in same Shizuoka is 3,776m or more. A large quantity of groundwater from the extreme topography which does not look at example very much in the world either and Fuji mountain range supports rich ecosystem of Suruga Bay, and fishery products are rich, too.

It is giant spider crab that was the strongest in impression in hall. At first, we thought that it was model, but it turned out that it was genuine crab when it approached and was surprised. I doubted so big crab looked for the first time, and how you took the contents in husk neatly as there was not wound at all much more after this. We made a small hole through place that was not outstanding if we heard later and seemed to take out the contents.

Sample of "there bow ties" that big thing has of 2m. From form of shameless, round head, it seems to be called "Buddhist priest". "5" that is the best as for "the rare degree" of unit indicating novelty. 42 models are displayed 151 bodies, stuffed animal 31 75 kinds of such specimens in hall. At corner called "deep-sea fish which is delicious in Toda", seafood which is actually eaten including alfonsino and wild spinach prawns forms a line.

Tanaka favorite of Coco Rico is this. It is "tsuranagakobitozame" of very small body. "4" that is high as for the rare degree. We think that shark has image called fish which most people have a big, but this shark is really small. It is size of finger of the hand. Rare.

We wanted to say many times, but were impressed if giant spider crab was really great. About 4m in length, the weight become nearly 20 kg when they grow up in the world's largest crabs. A lot of giant spider crabs inhabit Suruga Bay, and Toda seems to be the best among the quantity of unloading world. In restaurant near Toda Port, we can eat this giant spider crab.

We know all the answers to quiz stamp rally, too and are glad! Very big anchor in entrance of museum is one of the quizzes, too. Seaside small museum is recommended spot where study is done, and there is play.

Next time to Numazu Port. The live deep sea creature and encounter

Speaking of Numazu Port, restaurant street was full of many tourists for celebrity. What is in area of Numazu Port "Numazu Port deep sea aquarium coelacanth museum." It was time when event just began when we entered. This theme "story only for here of member of breeding." I participate in distant circle, too. It is interested in story of deep-sea fish to know simply because it is member of breeding. We wanted to hear more stories.

We challenged quiz here. We win the name while comparing real creature and name. We knew that there was the interesting name like Japan with appearance and life. It is good to be able to learn the name although being a pleasure in this way.

Here, we were able to look at live giant spider crab.

We are shocked by the backside of starfish. There was jellyfish, too

Follow the regular route, and to the world's first "coelacanth museum." There was coelacanth in georama in imitation of the bottom of the sea. This is stuffed animal. In this way, we swim in the sea.

And this is genuine. We display in special frozen facilities of -20 degrees and store two coelacanth living from the Paleozoic era. It will go without saying whether it is how worldwide big worth display as it is called "living fossil" and is creature living than dinosaur from old days.

We were holding plan exhibition for a limited time on that day. There were illustration, photograph, model, and easily read, and, as for plain Japanese written on panel, I of foreigner was able to understand contents, too. Knowledge and eagerness of the staff come.

Here "transparence specimen corner." Colorful fish was very fantastic. Soft bone is blue, and hard bone is dyed with red and can observe frame. Both frame and hardness very vary according to creatures.

In museum shop in hall. There are pretty stuffed toy or stationery of coelacanth much, and I come to all want. There were many kinds, too and took time to choose souvenir.


We want to go to museum and aquarium again and again. As a lot of information that only culture of the land, the district have is posted on many museums and aquariums, it is really interesting. There are things to know for the first time by all means, and this is because it can study what it did not know so far. Went to "Toda shipbuilding native district document Museum" of Numazu-city "Suruga Bay deep sea creature building" "Numazu Port deep sea aquarium coelacanth museum" this time, but as there is thing which there is not much, actually perform, and knowledge is opened by Vietnam; is valuable; was experienced. Also, as Japan and Vietnam were never different in the environment though both were states where the sea was imminent, creature which naturally was in the sea was different, and the difference was able to feel happily, too. If there is opportunity, we want to go again.

●Facilities name/Heda, Numazu-shi shipbuilding native district document Museum, Suruga Bay deep sea creature building
●Address/2710-1, Heda, Numazu-shi
●Operating hours/9:00-17:00 (as for the last entering a building 16:30)
●Regular holiday/water, the next day, New Year holidays of holiday
●Entering a building charges/200 yen for adults, 100 yen for children
●Facilities name/Numazu Port deep sea aquarium coelacanth museum
●Address/83, Senbonminatomachi, Numazu-shi (port 83rd grounds)
●Operating hours/10:00-18:00 (there is change for the summer, the winter season, busy season)
●Without holiday/on regular holiday (in the case of temporary suspension of business, there is for maintenance check)
●Entering a building charges/adult 1,600 yen, child 800 yen (the small, junior high student), infant 400 yen, 65 years or older 100 yen discount (we show certificate)