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Kyoto Aquarium

#142 of 1,382 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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35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
Shimogyo-ku
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+81 75-354-3130
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"dolphin show"
in 40 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 4 reviews
"penguin feeding"
in 2 reviews
"small sharks"
in 2 reviews
"marine life"
in 2 reviews
"big park"
in 2 reviews
"train museum"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
in 2 reviews
"japanese family"
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 25 reviews
"salamanders"
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"exhibits"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not considered as one of those big aquariums but this place is good for children. You will see a variety of fish and water creatures. The seals were wonderful and my child loved the seals and penguins. I could not understand the japanese language in...More

1  Thank gladysdv1
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect has mix reviews, all I can say if you love fish , mammals to have plenty of space , this is not for you ! They have some lovely fish , but some just carnt move ! Their was...More

Thank gothicwax
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Japanese have a culturally different approach to dolphin shows, though I haven't seen that many. It was choreographed and included having the crowd make synchronized dolphin noises with straws. It was all in Japanese, so it was not educational, but it was fun. It...More

Thank cmk15
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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.

Thank L123V
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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

1  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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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
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competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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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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