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Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto

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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. Plan your Kyoto Aquarium visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto road trip app .
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  • When I went to Kyoto for training, I found time and visited. It became the time of the aquarium at night in time, and the atmosphere which was different from usual was able to be tasted.
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  • Those poor dolphins in that small pool. Some of them have clear signs of raking. It is quite sad that such a modern facility had such outdated views on dolphins  more »
  • It is located in Kyoto Umekoji Park and can be seen on foot from Kyoto Station. Speaking of aquariums in Kansai, I think most of them were built on the seaside, such as the Osaka sea house and suma's water family garden, but I thought it was very rare to be built in Kyoto, which is separated from the sea. The scale is not so large, but it is attractive not only for dolphin shows and the sea, but also for dealing with the coexistence of rivers, creatures and humans.
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  • Nice selection and presentation of marine life. Not too big, especially compared to Osaka aquarium, but has a better selection of freshwater life. The dolphin show, on the other hand, felt a little contrived and somewhat out of place (quite literally too, considering the poor creatures are in a pool full of artificial seawater in the mountains)
  • The aquarium is definitely on the smaller side, but there are interesting exhibits unique to Kyoto to see. The dolphin performance was good fun, but if you've seen dolphins perform before it will be nothing new. The food is alright but a bit overpriced, as you'd expect. Overall, it's clean and painless to navigate. A solid "ok."
  • Spent 2 and 1/2 hours Enjoyed Dolphin, Jelly fish, and tank with Ray's the best. Great exhibits and fun for all. Entry fee was $21 per person. Takes major credit cards.
  • It is a very nice aquarium and the kids enjoyed it (ages 9, 11). I do think it's a bit pricey... But acceptable from Japan's standards.
  • The handle on the stairs are just looks like a wave. They make it in section so its easy to explore this place. My kids love the dolphin show and the wavy handle 😆
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