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Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto

3.3
#6 of 33 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kinki
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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  • August 13, 2017
    If anything, more family oriented couple? Anyway, it is compact. Will be around during the say as Atsu. In some places, however, drawn and anything I do? Jellyfish exhibit, looking for a long time would never get bored. One night at the pool is deep blue Dolphin also is fantastic. Dolphin technology a bit. Various guest reviews, with a focus at the admission is 2000 yen for what do you think? I guess. かりだし can eat snacks in the high and the 売り切れば. So don't have anything to eat.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Clever and cute little dolphins large Aquarium is cute emotion Penguin Kyoto Aquarium but so slowly, Knightsbridge
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  • July 25, 2017
    Had outbid out overhead tank shapes are flat, not overhead swimming in fish, penguins, had a strange feeling. You could feel the device to show and see the fun.
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  • July 7, 2017
    A decent mid-sized aquarium with an enjoyable dolphins show. On the expensive side, but it does allow for reentry. Exhibits are all in good condition, some are very small.
  • June 14, 2017
    Aquarium is great. Easy to find. Beautiful displays. Smaller than I expected but worth the effort. I could have sat and watched the main tank for hours happily.
  • June 5, 2017
    Swayed between 3 and 4 stars, giving it the benefit of the doubt as I can't do 3.5... Overall good attraction, some of the displays do seem cramped, I'm not an expert though... Also the layout had me confused leading to a couple of times where I almost walked out of the place by accident, was just lucky I thought I must have done something wrong and went back... I did like the focus on local water life, and the displays have some very effective lighting, highlighting the animals very well.
  • February 26, 2017
    The aquarium is mostly geared towards the display of cetaceans. Which is a shame because I have issues with that. Especially in Japan. There are a few beautiful freshwater nature aquariums and seawater aquariums. Definitely worth the visit, perhaps not worth the entrance fee. While I'm all for children having this experience. I'm quite appalled by the behaviour of those kids towards the animals. Nobody seems to mind knocking and kicking the aquariums. Some of the displays are also way too small for the type of fish. Mixed feelings. Writing this in the serene and beautiful market garden with serpentine waterfall. Nice. PS: The newts and salamander big and small are quite cool. In tastefully decorated tanks.
  • June 4, 2017
    A little hard to navigate but overall a fantastic aquarium! All the animals seemed relatively happy. You can do the rail museum and aquarium in one day!

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