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Kaikyokan, Shimonoseki

(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
At Kaikyokan you can observe and inspect a wealth of marine life, including displays of puffer fish from all over the world. The aquarium also houses a collection of Humboldt penguins whose clumsy, sometimes comical demeanor transforms to grace and agility when viewed from below the surface. You'll also have the chance to watch dolphin and sea lion shows, as they re-enact a famous offshore samurai battle with their trainers, along with displays dedicated to colorful coral habitats, and those of the tidal flats. Owing to the region's obsession with the culinary delicacy of puffer fish, otherwise known as fugu, the puffer fish exhibit attracts lrge crowds, featuring around 100 different species. Bear in mind that during the winter months, the outdoor dolphin show can get cold, so dress accordingly. Add Kaikyokan and other attractions to your Shimonoseki trip itinerary using our Shimonoseki tourist route planner.
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  • All sorts of fish, was very impressive. I had a lot of penguins! Is one real events and shows in this time was very happy!
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  • Weather was good, close to the sea to warm, the. Stroller also with elevators and ramps feeding room was very nice. And dance of the dolphin show was great applause and cheers filled with content, such as jump while turning. Penguins and jellyfish in the greater Moray children are pleased or surprised, was a fun Aquarium.
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  • This aquarium features Blowfish still equipped with a penguin exhibit is not what I think. Hug an extensive exhibition with commentary was funny is many things I never knew until now. Also think the Penguin Aquarium tunnel or something not typically seen with other good photo spot. I think 10 minutes is worth a try to get around Dolphin Stadium is a bit small if you're up.
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  • I went there a year ago and I liked it. So many cute mammals I want to take my husband there cause his never been there
  • It is so big, a lot of attractions. Penguin are super cute. Very easy for traveller.
  • A good place to go after a big meal at 唐戸市場
  • Awesome dolphin show!
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