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Opened in 1997 and located inside Kesennuma Port’s Umi no Ichi complex, this the only shark museum in Japan. Kesennuma Port boasts the top shark catch in Japan and is known worldwide as a production area for shark fin, a vital ingredient in Chinese cuisine. Although the museum was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, it was reopened in 2014 after restoring the surviving materials. In addition to learning about sharks, there are also exhibits about earthquake records and fishing.
Uoichiba-mae 7-13, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture
Access by Public Transit
Less than a 1-minute walk from Umi no Ichi-mae (海の市前) bus stop. From Kesennuma Station (気仙沼駅), board the city loop bus (市内循環）bus. Timetable here.
9:00–17:00 (–18:00 in spring and summer)
Irregular (open every day July–December)