Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, Oarai-machi

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#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Ibaraki Prefecture
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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  • Dolphin and sea lion show was very interesting. Left towards the front pool was quite wet but happy children.
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  • Hotel has 50 Bell's work, I was impressed. "That" is a vase. Had a capybara, but bath were stood steaming from the body.
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  • Sharks and Sunfish is putting power, of various sizes, the fluffy and swimming is so cute! Lecture format usually left the dolphin, sea lion shows, tells us about the body of dolphin and sea lion show and thought to research children's rates.
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  • Good Places to Spent 03 - 05 Hours. Scenic Places, can watch waves at Sea side. Have Small Cafeteria, where they serve delicious Curry, American Snacks & Coffee. At the Dolphin show; Dolphins & Earless Seal may splash water towards audience for fun. It will be better if you carry raincoat. Or you can buy plastic sheets (300¥) from the staffs there.
  • One of the greatest aquarium in Japan. You must visit if you are shark lover. Dolphin and Sea Lion show are sophisticated and evolving all the time. Recently they started academic guide as well which is very positive challenge. Lots of breeding for many species as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing amount of sharks. Does have a dolphin show if you're for or against that. Actually quite large for a small seaside town.

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