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Kyoto Aquarium

#137 of 1,357 things to do in Kyoto
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35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-354-3130
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“dolphin show” (38 reviews)
“sea creatures” (4 reviews)
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35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
Shimogyo-ku
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"dolphin show"
in 38 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 4 reviews
"penguin feeding"
in 2 reviews
"small sharks"
in 2 reviews
"marine life"
in 2 reviews
"train museum"
in 2 reviews
"big park"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"jellyfish"
in 8 reviews
"dolphins"
in 23 reviews
"salamanders"
in 11 reviews
"exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"seal"
in 4 reviews
"visitors"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I love animals, so I always check out zoos and aquariums when travelling. This aquarium, though small, was perfect. My favourite place was a little cushioned area in front of their biggest tank. You could lay back and watch the sting rays, sharks and fish...More

Thank Katelyn D
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This aquarium’s highlight was the dolphin show. Also, there is a outdoor place next to the penguins that is AMAZING. There were professional sea lions swimming and a whenever they were going to bump into each other, they just swiftly moved in another direction! The...More

1  Thank Lingyun S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. We went on Christmas day which is supposed to be crowded, but we went from the morning so it was quiet and we could enjoy at our own pace.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Aquarium has an excellent range of sea creatures. The Dolphin show must not be missed, amazing Dolphins and they can jump so high and so active. Kids will love the show and the different sea creatures. This place is next to the Train Museum,...More

Thank Wiwan
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Enclosures were pretty small for a lot of animals and lacked any sort of environmental enrichment. Some tanks would borderline on cruelty by Australian standards but I did enjoy seeing some different animals. Would be a good aquarium if more space and a natural and...More

1  Thank Annieben14
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Coming from a different country, it was cool to see a variety of sea creatures I had never seen before. The price is decent and it was a good way to escape the humid summer heat. I love the sand noodle things that pop their...More

Thank adelaide_john
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I was on my way to see the Kyoto Railroad Museum & I came across the Kyoto Aquarium. I thought, what the heck, I'm here, why not. It is around a 20min. walk from Kyoto Station. The building from the outside looks very nice. Upon...More

4  Thank dutchiedonuts
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Before I write this review I want to say that I am not a dolphin trainer nor an ichthyologist. All the animals looked extremely healthy and the dolphins, seals and penguins seemed happy. Having said all that, some of the enclosures and tanks for the...More

Thank Skilt
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We've seen many aquariums around the globe, and this is in the top 10%. Reasonable entrance fee, highlights to us were the large pool with huge scholls of fish, feeding the penguins, the dolphin arena and the seals. We missed the dolphin show by a...More

1  Thank Ole_Gorm
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I loved the jellyfish and giant aquarium but the penguin enclosure made me cry, it is way to small and over crowded , it's animals in a glass box and don't get me started on the dolphin enclosure...

4  Thank Kylie J
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victoriasmpsn s
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Response from Kavee P | Reviewed this property |
At the time I went there it was held at about 4 in the evening and lasted for about an hour. Sorry for answering late though:)
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