About a 15-minute drive from Shimonoseki IC there is the Kakyokan. The Kaikyokan is the Shimonoseki City Aquarium and was built in 2001. It includes 75 fish tanks and approximately 550 sea creatures. Not only fish but also penguins, dolphins, sea lions, porpoises, and other cute animals. Shimonoseki is known for its fugu (puff fish). In addition to this, there is a skeleton of a blue whale and is the only one in Japan. You can see dolphins here at the restaurants as well.