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Kushimoto Marine Park Aquarium

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1157 Arida, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-3514, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-62-1122
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Surprising Aquarium

Kushimoto Marine Park Aquarium, where I went with my family, is a surprising aquarium for me. This... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Macau, China
Quietly observant and very turtle friendly

On the route 42 highway, but strangely quiet with a few visitors. Many many species in the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Hong Kong
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KUSHIMOTO MARINE PARK is the first marine park established in Japan. The park located in Kushimoto where is the southern-most point of the Mainland of Japan. Kuroshio Current washes the coast of Kushimoto, sea water is clear and warm all the year round. In the sea, a lot of corals and colorful tropical fishes constitute a beautiful undersea landscape. Many coral reef creatures are living among the coral colonies and they form the northern-most coral reef ecosystem in the world. Kushimoto coral communities were registered on the Ramsar Convention in 2005.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
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“fish” (2 reviews)
“turtles” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1157 Arida, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-3514, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Kushimoto Marine Park Aquarium, where I went with my family, is a surprising aquarium for me. This aquarium is a medium size, and there is a restaurant beside the aquarium. When we walk tired, we can rest there. However, there are various kinds of park...More

Thank sherrycheang
Reviewed 1 August 2016

On the route 42 highway, but strangely quiet with a few visitors. Many many species in the aquarium and presented in a most thoughtful way. They are very big on the turtles as there are many examples and many you can feed from the observation...More

1  Thank HKeater
Reviewed 9 February 2016

When I lived in Kushimoto, I resisted going to this aquarium for a while. People told me it was dirty, run down, and not very interesting. When I did finally go, though, I was pleasantly surprised. The aquarium's water is dirty... But that's because it's...More

1  Thank E V
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I like Aquarium!! This one is not famous at all. No crowd at all. Located along the seaside, need some walk from JR station along the beautiful sea side. Rent a car could be more convient if you could. There were underwater obervation tower, ship...More

1  Thank cutejelly
Reviewed 21 October 2014

From the JR station, we took the free shuttle bus to the aquarium. Many kinds of fishes and invertebrates including corals living in and around Kushimoto Undersea Park are kept in the aquarium. In the 24 meter long under-water tunnel,I could see the awesome sight...More

1  Thank GAN L
Reviewed 1 May 2014

. . . in Japan. That is why every one of them is worth visiting, no matter how unknown or rundown they might look. I visited this aquarium back in 2000 or so, and back then you could touch the heads of the sea turtles,...More

Thank DanL917
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

This park indoor. The marine park is quite big and house quite a number marine creatures. Sea urchin is interesting. The boat to view sea tropical fishes from the glass window at the sea observation area. Can't really see much from the boat.

Reviewed 11 June 2013

When my husband, parents and I arrived at the entrance we were very close to not going in, given how shabby it looked for the price. We took the plunge, though, and were very happy that we did. There were enough signs in English for...More

1  Thank rowbee
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