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Kagoshima City Aquarium, Kagoshima

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#2 of 18 in Parks in Kagoshima
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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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  • This was my first ever visit to an aquarium and I thought it was great. I went at the end of the day so only had about 45 mins before it closed, but it was plenty of time to see what I wanted. I was t...  more »
  • Can't say I enjoyed this experience. It is great for children, but not for me! The areas that the whale shark and stingrays were in was far too small. The same for the area for the dolphins.  more »
  • Great experience here as everything here is clean and proper. Fun way to discuss marine animals with your kids. Dolphin show was a treat. Do swing by the souvenir shop to get some treats back home!  more »
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  • You can just sit and watch as dolphins having fun outside of actual "showtime". Loved the show too.
  • A great little aquarium! Good rainy day activity!
  • Terrible! Nobody should go there... is so cruel for the poor animals. All the places where the animals are in captivity must be closed! Seriously, do you want to teach your children this things? Is not fair for the animals, is not fair for the kids
  • A really good aqaurium with many sea creatures big and small!
  • Not many animals but the feeding time was interesting! All in Japanese though, the dolphins were lovely too make sure to attend the daily show

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Where to stay in Kagoshima

High-rise hotels in Kagoshima offer views of the volcano across the bay, with sights of the quietly erupting giant high on the list of most visiting guests. The city center offers a variety of accommodations, scattered from the main train station down to the waterfront. Some side-street guesthouses provide budget-friendly rooms in this district, while boutique hotels offer their take on traditional Japanese hospitality, with themed rooms and local cuisine gracing their menus.
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