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Address: 3-1 Honkoshinmachi, Kagoshima 892-0814, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 99-226-2233
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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A fascinating array of fish, crabs, squid, octopi and other creatures from...

A fascinating array of fish, crabs, squid, octopi and other creatures from Japanese waters, including the world’s largest eel, is viewable at this impressive aquarium.

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Underwater zoo of the local marine biology.

I've visited 3 major aquariums in Japan, and so far, I've liked this the most. Upon entry, the escalator takes you through a long tunnel where you feel like you are descending... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited 3 major aquariums in Japan, and so far, I've liked this the most. Upon entry, the escalator takes you through a long tunnel where you feel like you are descending beneath the waves to the heart of the ocean. You wind up before the main tank where the rays and Whale Shark are kept. It does seem a... More 

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Seongnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The highlight of the aquarium is the huge whale shark tank in the center. A small stadium seating pool for dolphin shows is also adjacent but as it was going through remodeling, no shows were scheduled. A claustrophobic pool with the dolphins were open to visitors where they can get a glimpse. However, most animal lovers would be angered at... More 

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went here on a whim, when the weather looked like it was going to be bad. We really enjoyed seeing the interesting fish and sea critters in the aquarium. It wasn't too crowded, even though it was a holiday period.

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Thank Korinirin
Osaka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The aquarium is right on the water next to the bay. Similar to the Osaka aquarium, it has a large main tank with a whale shark. Other smaller tanks have nice displays and the creatures seem well taken care of. All in all, a nice place to spend a rainy day in Kagoshima. Note, easily reached by the tram line... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Being a dolphin lover I was a little nervous about visiting this museum as the pool Where they perform is very small! It was a great show, the Dolphins seemed really well cared for, and they have a larger area to swim in outside the pool. I'm still not convinced it's a great environment for the animals, but I do... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Impressive exhibits and good place to head if it's raining. No much info in English but enough to know what you're looking at. Dolphin show is entertaining, but somewhat cheesy - kids would love it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

very expensive and a little lame compared to osaka aquarium and im definatly not a fan of dolphins in captivity which i didnt know were there before we went

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Thank kyoshikiwi
Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

It is a nice aquarium with a great view of Mt Sakurajima at the upper floor. Except I am a sad to see the medium sized whale trapped in a fairly tiny tank.

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Thank Fussyman
Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Pros: The dolphins are very active, and the outdoor show can be viewed for free just along the sidewalk and bridges. Also, there's a whale shark in an impressive aquarium up the main escalator. Cons: It's overpriced. Many of the displays are lacking. There are simply fish in a bare aquarium with maybe a little sand laid down. Also, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this stunning aquarium! A must see when in Kagoshima! Attentive staff, lots of species, some sharks and rays included, the creatures reflect the local undersea wildlife.

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