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Miyajima Aquarium

Address: 10-3 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0534, Japan
Phone Number: +81 829-44-2010
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Ranked #10 of 38 Attractions in Hatsukaichi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Incheon, South Korea
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went to Miyajima Island to see the shrine and the scenery, but saw a sign for the aquarium and decided to pop in. The staff was very kind. (I even dropped some money and they picked it up and handed it to me). There are a lot of attractions -- check out the dolphins, penguins and otters! The first... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Miyajima Aquarium could be great. Very friendly stuff, nice location, just the right size for hour or two, big amount of different kinds of sea creatures, quite nice sealion show few times a day and very nice restaurant. That said, I found similar problem like quite a few of other reviewers. The living conditions of larger animals are horrible. The... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My favorite thing here was the jelly fish tank. They have lights underneath them so that they glow on the black background. The seal show is cute, even if you do not speak Japanese. They have tubes that travel across the ceiling so that the otters play right above your head. Well work the short walk over from the shrine!

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Urasoe, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I loved it! The whole island has a plethora of activities, shops, and shrines to keep your attention; but if you go when it's hot, it's nice to have an inside activity. The aquarium is a reasonably priced stop to get some air conditioning and view the water wildlife. All of the displays were beautiful. There were shows and demonstrations... More

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Sunshine Coast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Despite not speaking Japanese we were able to understand the presentations. Handlers really understood the animals and the Aquarium was very clean and well presented.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

There were multiple areas of the aquarium, starts off with fish and small animals including crabs, etc, done really well- the tanks are environmentally enriched and very interesting information with them - worth seeing this part! The sad part is the larger animals, particularly the sea lions, penguins, otters and porpoise tanks. Minimal environmental stimulation - the most was two... More

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Volcano, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you enjoy Japanese aquariums, do not miss this one. Worth the time to spend more than an hour, so have lunch. Really nice, clean new exhibits, with a good collection of Inland Sea animals.

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Orange County, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you are concerned about the welfare of the mammals here, then don't go! The displays of fish and various local sea life are very interesting. I especially enjoyed the large tank with the oyster bed. This is informative since you see so many floating rafts on your way to Miyajma, if you didn't already guess that they were for... More

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Irvine, California USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were another family that went because our daughter loves aquariums. It is recently remodeled. The displays are well presented. It is smaller and more intimate. It is good for a one or two hour visit. The focus is on local sea life, which made it worthwhile for a visit to Miyajima. Otherwise it isn't what I would think to... More

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Canberra, Australia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
70 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Travel with kids involves compromise. One of the things I think is important is including a few choices that they really want to do, hence my 11 year old daughter's desire to visit the aquarium led to us spending a morning here. And, I have to say, it was pretty good. The building has relatively recently been completely renovated so... More

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