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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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  • This aquarium’s highlight was the dolphin show. Also, there is a outdoor place next to the penguins that is AMAZING. There were professional sea lions swimming and a whenever they were going to bump i...  more »
  • This is a new Aquarium in the town. The dolphin show, a kind of flute, the instructor I of blowing the whistle on is by feeling like a call to the dolphins in unity Hall enjoy the show. I was main as the salamander lives in Kyoto.
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  • Train timings, I visited. And there was tie up as high as are not now of a large water tank in the whale sharks, Kyoto's rivers and ponds freshwater fish exhibited not to. In a large aquarium seals, fur seals, dolphins and marine mammals has been briefly. To the area of the Zoo's penguins. Masterpiece is the monument's giant sanshouo. This is not to be missed. Also, watching the jellyfish is really soothing.
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  • Wow!!! By far the best aquarium I have ever seen, we were there a full day and could have gone back the next! Fantastic layout with a towering central pool you gradually wind around, full of beautiful and startling creatures. Great shows with penguin, seals and dolphins, and even a fabulous touch pool. Unmissable!
  • A good, if small, aquarium with some impressive giant salamanders. There are also seals and a dolphin show. My main complaint was with the seals and what appeared to me to be boredom. I saw several who were swimming the same circuit over and over and over. They didn't stop or deviate for a looong time. Not a massive enclosure and no toys or anything to entertain themselves with.
  • An excellent aquarium with interesting exhibits: giant salamanders, dolphins, seals, penguins, a day and plenty if other species. A kid-friendly place with comic characters scattered around the exhibits.
  • Great selection. Friendly staff. Could sit in front of the main tank for hours. Chestnut ice cream at the cafe ;)
  • Well, it's a great place to spend some time with kids. We are a regular here with kids and visit 4/5 times a year. The Dolphin Show is very good. Look out for the Penguins and Seal, I like them very much. Recommended place for tourists only if they have spare times, although it's a regular for locals.

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Kyoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to good accommodations, offering everything from traditional ryokans to luxury Western-style hotels. In a city used to receiving foreign travelers, you'll find that most establishments know exactly what to offer tourists and how to help newcomers to the area. To avoid paying premium prices during the cherry blossom season, consider staying in Osaka, located just a 30-minute train ride away. If you must stay in Kyoto itself, keep in mind that centrally located hotels charge more than those in the outer neighborhoods.
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