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Kobe City Suma Marine Aquarium

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Address: 1-3-5 Wakamiyacho, Sumaku, Kobe 654-0049, Hyogo Prefecture
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Very nice aquarium

Even though some of Kobes harbor is a bit run down, there is no excuse to not go here before or after your Kobe-biff has been had. It's a cool place with lots of beautiful sea... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kjell D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though some of Kobes harbor is a bit run down, there is no excuse to not go here before or after your Kobe-biff has been had. It's a cool place with lots of beautiful sea creatures to look at. And the huge dolphin pool is something you can look at from underneath. I recommend this to everybody who loves... More 

Thank Kjell D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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219 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lovely aquarium which houses to a vast diversity of fishes and other sea animals. The place is well maintained and also has an amusement park for kids. One of the identical attributes here is the dolphin show which is hosted during specific times weekly. This is an attraction which could be enjoyed by people of all age groups. Highly recommended!

Thank Vachintha
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place. My kids really like the dolphin show and also they had a small amusement park which my kids enjoyed. It was not too far from town and only a short 5 minutes from the train station.

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Kobe, Japan
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

been there with my aunt and kids last month , they were so amazed by the sorts of beautiful fishes they saw and the daulphine jumps spectacle .,for a very reasonable price they made our day . very convenient from sannomiya 。very nice place to go in summer cos you can either enjoy the beach view on the way or... More 

Thank MarkWalterbi
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

While in Japan for holiday we went to visit this Aquarium (my wife knows it well because while working as a kindergarden teacher, went there with the kids) and is really beautifull. There are many things that you can see from fishes, pinguins, crabs, shark and for free you can see the Dolphin show. Is an amazing experience. Really suggested... More 

Thank Neo8273
Kobe, Japan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love the dolphin show. This aquarium is connected to studies of a local university so the animals are getting good care unlike some of the other aquariums we have visited in Japan. The last dolphin show of the day is for the new students to train so it is not as fast paced as the other shows during the... More 

Thank Pandakunkun
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

It's a little out of the way if you don't drive (but I'm sure there are trains and buses easy enough), but it's a great aquarium. The penguin show is great, you get so close to them! So many different kinds of creatures and all different sections to visit. I grew up visiting this place and I enjoyed going back... More 

Thank Ai-Syd
Auckland, New Zealand
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219 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were there during the week so it wasn't busy at all. Lots of school kids in uniforms. Aquarium itself has a outdated feel (sort of 70's) so this is definitely not one of those new facilities. Nevertheless our kids did enjoy it and that's what it counts in the end. There are several sections of the Aquarium. Food very... More 

Thank Spatchski
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We were indeed fascinated by the vast collection of marine lives, many of the deep sea creatures which we have never imagine. A must visit if you are in Kobe.

Thank SK_Jaune
Kobe, Japan
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Nice small toen aquarium where you can get really close to the animals (otters, seals, penguins) with a quite good dolphin show. I went there on a week-day and it was quite enough despite hundreds of school kids, very well organized and behaved ! It's an easy 5mn walk South of JR SumaKaihinKoen and the visit can be complemented by... More 

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