Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, Oarai-machi

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Home to the largest number of shark species in the country, Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium also provides a wealth of marine entertainment, with dolphin and sea lion shows. Explore many different zones in the facility, reflecting the different aquatic habitats of the world. Spectate on 20,000 fish in a single huge aquarium, observe the weird and wonderful creatures found in the deep parts of the ocean, and inspect displays of diverse fresh water environments. Take the kids to a vast educational play area for children, replete with climbing frames and touch-tanks filled with starfish. Finally, take a break in the huge food court featuring 12 restaurants, and peruse a well-stocked gift and souvenir shop before you leave. Use our Oarai-machi trip itinerary site to add Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium and other attractions to your Oarai-machi vacation plans.
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Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium Reviews
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  • Oarai beach is quite spectacular. Cute penguins. Were the facilities where you can enjoy also a children's playground.
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  • Visited in 2006, Buri, but once and the contrast increases the volume of the Aquarium, where you can enjoy a real aquarium, happy and fun staff. Packed the children's plan. Athletic zone only children play there, particularly with families is a recommended tourist spot. Also you can enjoy elegant Pacific views of coastal Lookout and building large scale, very nice. This is the spot, Oarai tourism, it can't come off absolutely.
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  • Access was available to bus stop"Sea cruise". You could see the various creatures including dolphin and sea lion show, jellyfish, capybara, Ocean Sunfish was heavily crowded because it was the holidays. While shark tank has a powerful and very helpful.
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  • Really great aquarium. Cool stuff to see, even though it's relatively small. It's a tad expensive (1850 yen) for the size, but you won't be disappointed. Recommend the dolphin show.
  • Amazing amount of sharks. Does have a dolphin show if you're for or against that. Actually quite large for a small seaside town.
  • The aquarium maintains a large number of rare aquatic species. The dolphin show is an experience to rejoice and learn about the beautiful and intelligent animals. One might think that it's wrong to train animals for such recreational activities and I agree with that. I also think that these animals are intelligent, and taken care of very well and do a display personal association with their trainers. Watching them perform is like a display of their intelligent and is a great opportunity to learn and familiarise oneself of these gorgeous species. The different tanks, especially the huge shark tank with two schools of sardines give a sense of tranquillity to the observer. Divers explain about the animals and their feeding habits at scheduled time.
  • Nice for children and adults. The restaurants here serve good sized portions for the price. I used the free shuttle bus, the regular parking area was very crowded.
  • It is a medium size but very popular spot in Ibaraki prefecture. Indoor show is interesting and the food court providing good price sea food

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