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Kagoshima City Aquarium, Kagoshima

(3.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Spread over seven floors, Kagoshima City Aquarium displays a wide array of marine life forms, from the small and ethereal, to the whale shark, the world's biggest fish. The waters surrounding this aquarium harbor an unusually diverse range of life due to the bay's subterranean volcanism and the Kuroshio current that courses by. You'll see exhibits on these habitats specifically, with the aquarium's largest tank demonstrating the populace found in the current. Witness shoals of fish moving in unison as giant rays gracefully glide around them, and marvel at the enormous whale shark. Watch the dolphins execute incredible tricks alongside their trainers at one of the performances, and check feeding times on the website to catch this popular event. Kagoshima City Aquarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kagoshima Edition.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Probably place when you go to Kagoshima, so far I have not found more exceptional than another aquarium. Wide variety of marine animals, whatever in aquariums too small for my taste, although it allows to see particularly closely. A guide came to us from him even and followed us throughout the visit to tell us any details on each element. The inhabitants of the region like to come here regularly with their children. There are also a few activities planned for these, like an origami workshop. Adult admission is 1500 yen (~ €13).
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  • Front door is a huge tank immediately, whale sharks are. There are breed whale meal time.
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