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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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  • Not only watching the fish, dolphins, penguins and touch interactive events were held. I thought good opportunities but actually there's no such hands-on activities.
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  • This is the 3rd time. 1 times a year during homecoming; Once eyes are reasonably clean, but I'm--and not repeat next year. Same as the contents of the exhibition not thrilling, and the same as the contents of the show was good. I think nature's applause of the show from your side and new ones, so moderator persistently encourage applause, not have a twist on the implementation side it would not. Expected to continue to improve and evolve, this evaluation. And the scenery is beautiful and the aquarium at night, is the entrance from the evening is recommended.
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  • Penguin and very comfortable! I love was used only by Penguin in 1 hour! Fun, interesting is not seen in the Aquarium's other show, sea lions and dolphins, etc.! And Japan was the only whale skeletons! In many places, was the entrance fee more than satisfaction!
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