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Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto
(3.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Explore what lies beneath during a visit to Kyoto Aquarium, a nature observation facility focusing on fish and marine animals. The large central tank seeks to replicate the waters that surround the islands of Japan, with a diverse array of creatures to be seen, including spotted eagle rays, longtooth groupers, and green sea turtles. Make sure to pay a visit to the zone dedicated to environmental conservation, to learn about the importance of Japan's natural heritage, the challenges it faces, and efforts to protect it. To visit Kyoto Aquarium and get the most from your holiday in Kyoto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kyoto tour planner.
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  • We arrived in Kyoto initially wanting to go to the temples but we thought we 2 teenagers and their younger brother so we decided to go to the aquarium instead and the fact it is after lunch already. I...  more »
  • Not the best aquarium I have ever seen but certainly worth a visit if you have a spare half day in Kyoto. Aquariums these days are spectacular places with the use of glass and lighting to give you ver...  more »
  • I visited here recently and enjoyed it a lot. If you don't like trained dolphins and seals maybe don't go but there are many other great things to see. Highlights were the penguins, the jelly fish and...  more »
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  • This is a small aquarium with a limited selection of aquatic animals, but stands out because it presents the local fauna of Kyoto. You probably won't find so many salamanders and tiny eels anywhere else around the world. Definitely worth a visit on your second or third visit to the city, or with your family if you are a resident of Kyoto.
  • I've seen many aquariums around the world. This one is average at best. There are so many nice things to see in Kyoto that I don't recommend you go here unless you're sick of temples and it's raining. Even then consider the train museum next door which is actually worth a visit.
  • 20 $ for adult. It's not a big place but at least I can enjoy something new rather than Temple and Shrine everyday.
  • It's worth spending a afternoon for family. It's not a huge place but has lots of wonderful mix of animals. Some parts of it, such as Jelly fish room and 2-3 floor high tank will definitely give you a wow!
  • Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are both in Umenokoji area near Kyoto station. You might want to visit this place at the same time. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide )