Shimoda Aquarium, Shimoda

3.8
#2 of 17 in Parks in Shimoda
Centered around a floating facility harboring a 600-ton tank, Shimoda Aquarium boasts energetic dolphin and sea lion shows. The dome makes up the central point of a barricade in the bay, creating a performance arena and living space for the resident dolphins of the aquarium. Standing on the floating causeway, you'll witness these creatures and their trainers pulling off tricks and stunts. Other activities include dolphin petting, feeding, dolphin trainer workshops for kids, and opportunities for boating around their paddock. Back inside the main building, see over 200 species collected from the Izu as they swim inside the enormous water tank. Our Shimoda trip maker tool makes visiting Shimoda Aquarium and other Shimoda attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Scale not so big aquarium is fun show (^. ^) Was spectacular-. Warm communication for keepers who have hand with dolphins and sea lions.
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  • You can buy cabbage 100 yen, or something. Here's a free area. Turtle's nature rice, eating in the restaurant, play for fun watching a dolphin leaping freely in the tank from the sea moutain stream.
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  • We visited this place in afternoon. It was open till 4:30 pm. Entrance fee is 2000 JPY. We could see dolphins, seals, penguins and many fishes up close. We could touch seal also. There many seal and d...  more »
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  • A bit small compared to some aquariums, so my expectations were not high, but I was pleasantly surprised by this aquarium. As you walk on the dock out to the aquarium you can already see some dolphins swimming around in quite a natural setting. The aquarium also has many interesting shows, and some uniquely japanese style exhibits. Also lots of emphasis on protecting marine species.
  • The dolphins are in a relatively big ‘cage’ which is in fact a small closed-in bay. And the shows are really fun to watch.
  • Ok positive first: clean, friendly staff, beatiful scenery around, funny sea lion show. Why two stars? The compounds / aquariums are mostly far too small. For example, the situation of the giant sea turtles is absolutely heartbreaking. Therefore i cannot recommended it. To the owner: Please review the size of the compounds!!
  • Really good beach. The water is very clear. And I love the timing of going inside the cape by boat.
  • The shows were good and I like that one of the dolphin shows is from the bay, not in the aquarium. The turtle "lake" needs some help. The variety of things are very good.
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