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Kaikyokan, Shimonoseki

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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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TripAdvisor
  • I recommend that you should visit and enjoy this Aquarium. 1.Sight view 2.Biological ocean lab. 3.Family and freind amusement 4.Experts and Amateurs needs 5.Fulfill your questions  more »
  • We took a ferry from Moji-ko to the Kaikyokan side. Visited with two kids (7&9). Good place to visit as a family. Make sure you have enough cash (about $100 for 4 people) to pay for admission! The tic...  more »
  • The aquarium is very clean however it is sad that so many animals are in such closed off areas. There are many fish, mammals and penguins. If you are an animal lover it is not a nice site however it i...  more »
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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
  • Good Aquarium!
  • Awesome dolphin show!