This is a facility in Kochi Prefecture where you can touch the dolphins. It operates under the theme "Let’s enjoy together by communicating with dolphins". It is not simply swimming with dolphins, but is also a program aimed at helping handicapped people.
There are several programs, the cheapest one is "Hello Dolphin" which only includes looking at dolphins swimming. There are also "Dolphin Touch" during which you can touch the dolphins, "Dolphin Watching" from a transparent canoe, "Trainer Experience" during which you can listen to lectures, and "Dolphin Swim" when you can actually swim with dolphins, wearing a wet suit.
The cost for adults is from 435 yen to 8640 yen, depending on the program. Reservation is possible.
Business hours are from 10:00 to 16:00, and in summer from 9:30-17:30.
From Kochi Station go to Nahari Station on Gomen-Nahari line, the trip takes 1 hour 30 minutes. From there, take Kochi Tobu Kotsu Bus and get off at "Muroto Eigyosho", 50 minutes. It takes 5 minutes from there.
Car: 2 hours from Nankoku IC on Kochi Expressway.
Image Gallery: Muroto Dolphin Center
Description: Muroto Dolphin Center
|Sights||Muroto Dolphin Center (室戸ドルフィンセンター )|
6810-162 Kujirihama, Murotomisaki-cho, Muruto-shi, Kochi
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0887-22-1245|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Muroto Dolphin Center