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Kagoshima City Aquarium

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Address: 3-1 Honkoshinmachi, Kagoshima 892-0814, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 99-226-2233
09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00

A fascinating array of fish, crabs, squid, octopi and other creatures from...

A fascinating array of fish, crabs, squid, octopi and other creatures from Japanese waters, including the world’s largest eel, is viewable at this impressive aquarium.

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Family and kids friendly

Great experience here as everything here is clean and proper. Fun way to discuss marine animals with your kids. Dolphin show was a treat. Do swing by the souvenir shop to get... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say I enjoyed this experience. It is great for children, but not for me! The areas that the whale shark and stingrays were in was far too small. The same for the area for the dolphins.

Thank Maursy48
Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great experience here as everything here is clean and proper. Fun way to discuss marine animals with your kids. Dolphin show was a treat. Do swing by the souvenir shop to get some treats back home!

1 Thank CayLalita
Hamilton, New Zealand
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334 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It's number 1 in Lonely Planet so we went and it was fun. Seeing a whale shark cruising around was something new and there is lots of other good stuff.

Thank Dennis J
Windsor, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place is right next to the ferry to Sakurajima so it makes sense to go. Not overpriced and plenty to see, and spacious too. There is a rest area at the top where you can get ice cream. Turns out what we got is a local speciality of shaved ice which was rock solid for several minutes. We didn't... More 

Thank Lianne H
Ube, Japan
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130 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I was a reluctant visitor to this but my husband really wanted to go and I ended up really enjoying it. It would be great for kids so much interactive stuff to do. Bit alarmed that the restaurant was called Dolphin Kitchen....

Thank tes108
Whistler, Canada
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431 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I have worked at an aquarium and have kept many fish over the years. Now I feel sad when I see fish and animals in aquariums. But this was a nice one. Compared to the ocean a tank can never be big enough. It looks like they take very good care of the creatures. I really don't like to see... More 

Thank Preston S
Kagoshima, Japan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I often come here with my wife and child (buy a yearly pass for the price of a couple of visits) when we are out for a relaxing afternoon near the sea. The selection of fish and sea life is excellent and so are both the indoor and outdoor dolphin displays. I don't recommend the cafeteria however, that is the... More 

Thank random277
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is very accessible by the tram and buses. It's right next to the ferry to sakurajima. They have daily feedings show for multiple animals. The dolphins show was pretty amazing. Unfortunately it's all in Japanese.

Thank Lionsigil
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I've visited 3 major aquariums in Japan, and so far, I've liked this the most. Upon entry, the escalator takes you through a long tunnel where you feel like you are descending beneath the waves to the heart of the ocean. You wind up before the main tank where the rays and Whale Shark are kept. It does seem a... More 

Thank Nurikabe_12
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1,001 reviews
540 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The highlight of the aquarium is the huge whale shark tank in the center. A small stadium seating pool for dolphin shows is also adjacent but as it was going through remodeling, no shows were scheduled. A claustrophobic pool with the dolphins were open to visitors where they can get a glimpse. However, most animal lovers would be angered at... More 

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