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Kamo Aquarium

#1 of 70 things to do in Tsuruoka Features Animals
656 Okubo Imaizumi, Tsuruoka 997-1206, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-33-3036
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Good to spend a couple of hours

Small aquarium with jellyfishes being its main attraction. It's well kept, clean and enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California, USA
Definitely worth a day trip

Another spotlessly clean aquarium in Japan! This aquarium specializes in jellyfish, and as you can... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Simi Valley, California
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“day trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
656 Okubo Imaizumi, Tsuruoka 997-1206, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-33-3036
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small aquarium with jellyfishes being its main attraction. It's well kept, clean and enjoyable. Kids will have a fun time. There is also a sea lion show and some tanks with marine mammals.

Thank Daba2010
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Another spotlessly clean aquarium in Japan! This aquarium specializes in jellyfish, and as you can see from the pictures, there are a couple of enormous tanks of them, bigger than I have ever seen. Bizarrely, the music played over the loudspeakers throughout the aquarium is...More

Thank socalguy93063
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went here for a half day visit and was very surprised by just how many types of jellyfish and other sealife was on display there! Their building is very modern and the displays are creative and really take advantage of the jellyfish. Overall, a great...More

Thank Derek Y
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great day trip out to Kamo Aquarium. Admission is 1000 yen for adults. Bus leaves from outside the station. Inside Kamo easy to understand routes as well as some information plaques written in Japanese as well as English. There is a Explanatory Talk on how...More

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee 1000 yen for adults. Various displays: freshwater fish, marine fish & of course many jelly fish. 3 side shows: sealions, feeding of jelly fish (both only in Japanese but each last about 30minutes) and also feeding of seagulls (yep Pavlov's dog experiment with...More

Thank DHWild
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Great jelly fish display. Kids enjoyed the seal show. Highly recommend. Restaurant and ice creams were yummy. Much fun!

Thank Johnny T
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Didn't really want to visit it but went in when the sun got too hot. It was great! Great variety of jellyfishes that were mesmerising to see. You can get here from Tsuruoka Station via the Yunohama bus, but be careful as this line alternates...More

Thank Yew Hong N
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Kurage (jellyfish) are the big draw at Kamo Aquarium. The kuragetarium, as it’s called, contains a marvelous, extensive display of different kinds of these fascinating creatures taken from the waters around Japan and throughout the world. In addition, the aquarium contains tanks displaying a wide...More

Thank Andrew1234
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

やはりクラゲがメインです。ふわふわ、ほにょほにょな動きがカワイイ。普段は目にすることのない世界が広がる。マニアック! Jellyfish is Maine as expected. The movement which is HONYOHONYO softly is pretty. The world which has no cases that I usually lay eyes spreads. Maniacal!

Thank hiroyukimaeda
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Very nice site and a wonderful explanation about how jellyfish gather their food. Unfortunately very little English. We were lucky to have our daughter with us, mastering the Japanese language. If you visit, make sure a Japanese language expert is with you.

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What is the bus schedule from Tsuruoka Station to Kamo Aquarium and back in English?
20 January 2017|
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Response from Vanessa T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there's a bus that leaves the station at stop 4 at 9.00am. Every bus after that is on the hour and the last is at 16.00pm. From the aquarium to the station, the first bus is 8.55am and on the hour throughout the day... More