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Kinosaki Marine World

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Address: 1090 Seto, Toyooka 669-6192, Hyogo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 796-28-2300
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Kinosaki Marine World is an aquarium united with nature where the...

The Kinosaki Marine World is an aquarium united with nature where the Japanese sea view unfolds before your eyes.Not only can you enjoy the sea beings in each area, you can also enjoy many exciting shows.Also you can hold sea urchins, starfish etc in your palm and you can take a walk with the penguins. It's an amazing experience.Our specialty is our Dolphin and Seal show which changes every year. It's a must see ! Many animals appear as well as dolphins and sealions at the show stadium where the Japan Sea spreads through in the background.Moreover, through the 5cm thick glass and Tube area you can observe various other sea beings.Unique experiences are awaiting you. See you soon!

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Better than expected

We did not have high expectation of this facility as it is located in the countryside, on the coast of the Sea of Japan. We had not been to Osaka Kaiyukan yet but the onsen staff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have high expectation of this facility as it is located in the countryside, on the coast of the Sea of Japan. We had not been to Osaka Kaiyukan yet but the onsen staff had told us that the Kaiyukan is way bigger and nicer. We visited Kaiyukan the day after we returned to Osaka, and found that... More 

Thank chenoa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Marine world is nice, though the natural scenery is even better. We went during the week in the late afternoon and it was quiet.

Thank John K
Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed Kinosaki Marine World as it was quite hidden away and I did not really have high expectations; however, by the end of the visit I walked away pleasantly surprised with how well the sea life and sea mammals were treated, how professional the trainers were, and how many exhibits and shows... More 

Thank Shane B
Metro Manila, Philippines
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there on Sunday with our 1 year old son and 5 years old nephew. I shall start this review by warning that no credit card payment is accepted and the nearest ATM is nowhere near. It came as a surprise for such a place at this price range. Be warned as well that we didn't... More 

Thank asiatravelersteve
Vienna, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

If you’re in Kinosaki, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The aquarium is nice and modern with a good variety of fish, but the real attraction is the animal shows they put on. The trainers do a great job with the shows, and if you have little kids they will absolutely love it. Seeing the... More 

Thank lowzip
Brampton, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We spent a few days at Kinosaki and decided to spend an afternoon at Marine World and we weren't disappointed. We rented bikes from the rental place by the train station and rode along the riverside to get there in an hour or so.The location is absolutely beautiful with crashing waves and a ragged coastline. The facility is much better... More 

Thank RickandSherrie
Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Great animal shows! I don't speak Japanese, but I really enjoyed the animal demonstrations at marine world. Several shows are offered during the day-I saw the main show in the stadium (great) and also a sea lion show (in the sea lion exhibit). The aquarium is very nice, well maintained. There is not a huge variety of fish (compared to... More 

1 Thank Velouria444
Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Spent a few hours here. First there was a penguin parade, a walrus show and then the diving seals. You could pat a dolphin, or fish for your lunch. We paid 650yen and got a small rod and bait. It is really easy to catch fish, just drop the rod and bingo, there is one on the end of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

We had one and a half days in Kinosaki and decided to visit Marine World in between all the onsen visits. We easily spent about three hours there, it's large and well-kept, and quite impressive considering how out of the way it seems. Especially enjoyed the big seal and dolphin show, and the massive and very well trained walruses. We... More 

Thank Cauliloo
Singapore, Singapore
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

We took a bus to the Marine World expecting a terrible, ran down and small facility due to the nature of Kinosaki. We entered and saw that the facility was gigantic and well-maintained. We saw all the animals and we were amazed by the walruses they kept there. Besides the fact that they we kept in quite a small enclosure,... More 

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