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Kamo Aquarium, Tsuruoka

4.2
#1 of 17 in Zoos & Aquariums in Tohoku
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Stocked by the daily catches made by intrepid staff, Kamo Aquarium boasts an enormously comprehensive collection of jellyfish. The aquarium's choice to diversify into displaying these otherworldly creatures saved it from hard times and has more than doubled its annual footfall--making it one of the most popular aquariums in the country. On the underground levels, observe over 35 species of the spectral jellyfish as they float illuminated in dark tanks. It's not all about the jellyfish though: you'll also see sharks, octopuses, and other marine creatures, as well as entertaining sea lions in their live show. Don't forget to pick up a jellyfish-related souvenir in the gift shop. Plan your visit to Kamo Aquarium and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tsuruoka vacation generator.
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4.2
  • Jellyfish Aquarium exhibit elaborate as well as great exhibitions. Suitable for adult watches over work slowly. On the other hand, feeding the sea lion show, a black-tailed gull and content rich. Parking no stress, good restaurant. Enthusiastic attitude of the staff also want to cheer. And a good thing it was. But the summer busy season gave families better.
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  • This is the famous aquarium in jellyfish exhibit. Of course include exhibits of ordinary seawater, freshwater fish and fun shows. It seems so families can enjoy specifically Medusa's fantastic, attractive adults. Interested to go look please.
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  • Looking at jellyfish swimming will really sooth your soul. It is exceptional experience to reset your stressed daily life. Guaranteed to see something better after visiting this place.  more »
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  • It was a wonderful aquarium. Also it had a fun seal and sea lion show. The exhibits of jellyfish we're amazing! I never knew there were so many species of jellyfish. The shows and most information are in Japanese but it was still incredible. FYI my friend and I were coming from the airport nearby and the taxi ride to and from cost ¥4000 each time. There is a bus if you have more time but we needed to catch a flight.
  • The best jelly fish aquarium ever. You can even order ice cream with jelly fish flavor :) The shows are interesting and my kids liked it.
  • I highly recommend that you go first thing in the morning. It's also better to bring lunch with you. There aren't many places to eat nearby.
  • Just amazing facility!
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