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Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto

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#2 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kyoto Prefecture
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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  • Very big aquarium, with multiple marine varieties. For a rainy day, it was a perfect occupation although the entries are a bit expensive (2400 yen per person). To do
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  • Received the evening visit because the overall dark feel. I seemed to Miss exhibition impressed by the well regarded children's eye level.
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  • Visit on Saturday evening. Exhibits on the Kyoto River is a sight to see. Atsushi is designated by that number of giant salamander. However, Termini sea creatures are less powerful. Description at least, not geek-oriented. Dolphin has that power.
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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!
  • Kyoto aquarium is a great place to visit especially during the winter months. Don'd miss the dolphin show. Overall a great activity to do with kids but also for adults.
  • 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 ;)

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