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Kagoshima City Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Not big but good

I stopped here and enjoyed it in an hour. The whale shark feeding followed by the dolphin show were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winter Park, Florida
Great for kidults

Went for a visit this morning before flying back home. Loved the Dolphins Performance at 12:00nn... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Hong Kong, China
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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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3-1 Honkoshinmachi, Kagoshima 892-0814, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-226-2233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium is nice and accessible with a baby, but the fish and the exhibitions are nothing special. Coming from Europe I was expecting something other than what I am used to, but the selection did not differ much from European aquariums.

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here and enjoyed it in an hour. The whale shark feeding followed by the dolphin show were both entertaining. Another 15 or 20 minutes and I saw the rest.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went for a visit this morning before flying back home. Loved the Dolphins Performance at 12:00nn although we missed the 10:30am one as we thought it was Weekdays but they put the shows on Summer Vacation schedule instead, so we had to kill time at...More

Thank MeisjeKvanBrizzle
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent place for kids to enjoy the dolphin show. Worth visiting during your visit to Kagoshima. Can learn about how the volcanic activities affect the ocean life. A very good place for learning geography and biology.

Thank Derekmou
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

As it was still raining after we finished the outdoor dolphin show, we went in to the aquarium. It has 3 floors but is rather small. There is a touch pool at ground floor. The dolphin show has a lot of talking and we don’t...More

Thank lydiaSingapore
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Great rainy day programme. I was really disappointed that there was no whale shark, although I am just as relieved that it was released in August 2017. I just wish their marketing material had stated more clearly (in English) that there wasn’t one, to temper...More

Thank MumsEd
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We stumbled upon this lovely aquarium and visited on the spur of the moment. It was a great way to spend a few hours. The exhibits are really well arranged, the animals all looked healthy and happy (although don't dolphins always look happy?), and there...More

Thank rosro
Reviewed 15 January 2018

An exceptional aquarium experience with very well-designed exhibits. A great variety of aquatic life, with an especially big tank full of many fish upon entry (and a ride up an escalator). Dolphin shows for kids and adults alike, and many education displays as well. Part...More

Thank hokenyu
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Some interesting stuff to look at. Japanese only shows but focus on the visuals and it is interesting enough. You can get to the basement level of the dolphin tank and get seriously face to face with the dolphins. If you don't like zoos don't...More

Thank pharaohgnomes
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This was my first ever visit to an aquarium and I thought it was great. I went at the end of the day so only had about 45 mins before it closed, but it was plenty of time to see what I wanted. I was...More

Thank Emma C
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