Kagoshima City Aquarium, 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. Make Kagoshima City Aquarium a centerpiece of your Kagoshima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kagoshima sightseeing planning tool .
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  • CAPA as the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, but no comparable with the contents of the exhibition. Unfortunately Jinbei shark went back to sea, but in a large tank with other fish 10 Palma. Facilities are clean and dolphin show and experience courses. Foremost is the magnificent cherry Island towering in front of hotel, very good location. Dolphins in the outdoor channel is a highlights tour!
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  • An exceptional aquarium experience with very well-designed exhibits. A great variety of aquatic life, with an especially big tank full of many fish upon entry (and a ride up an escalator). Dolphin sho...  more »
  • Kinko Bay = Kagoshima Bay Marine Center showcases the variety of creatures. This is the aquarium in the afternoon in nearby waterways or commentary of the dolphins have keepers who slug Institute, or exhibit a lot of colourful sea slug have unique initiatives. Can purchase annual passports on entrance fee twice, so Aquarium favorite children's study well? Play? To come. A foreigner travelling alone in front of a large water tank 30 minutes sitting-and lay the tank or aquarium or rather and quite free and healed, I think.
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  • There is quite a few tanks and things to see including a dolphin show. The big tank used to have a whale shark but it's gone now so there is perhaps a bit of wow factor missing but my son enjoyed it all the same. It could probably do with more sharks but there's lots to see.
  • awesome place to go. But no free car park around the aquarium. It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to visit. Bring your kid to there if possible.
  • Very peaceful. There are a good many exhibits with English signage so that I could read up on the aquariums inhabitants (: I learned a lot about sea life in the local area.
  • Nice aquarium with a mega sized tuna tank. They also have dolphins in the small river outside. Good visit before entering the ferry to the volcano.
  • Ocean theme park. Dophin performace amazing. Those display of deep sea fishes are amazing too.

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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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