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Address: 10-3 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0534, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 829-44-2010
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Fish, penguins and aquatic mammals It doesn't get better

While traveling southern Japan, Go to Miyajima and enjoy the markets, shrine, pagoda, wandering deer and walk to the top of the mountain but make sure you visit the aquarium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Draper, Utah
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144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

While traveling southern Japan, Go to Miyajima and enjoy the markets, shrine, pagoda, wandering deer and walk to the top of the mountain but make sure you visit the aquarium. The're many different types of fish in various tanks, including a touch tidal pool that the children really enjoy. Although I didn't understand most of the presentations, (unfortunately I do... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great way to cool down on a hot and humid day in summer. There are many interesting attractions in the aquarium.

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

First up I will state that I'm against animals being exploited in environments that are too small for them. And four porpoises in this small pool is nothing but cruelty. I really wish they would set them free. The proposes aren't needed when there are such good seal shows that this aquarium put on. Very entertaining and you can tell... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is something about big aquariums full of colourful and weird looking fish that fascinates anyone I guess. And they have it! But then when you go on to the mammals the scene changes. The sea lion pool is just tiny. The length is less than 3 times the nose-to-tail length of the bigger sea lion and the width is... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Although this place is not too large, but has a collection of marine animals that can be seen by visitors, can be used as a place of learning for children. Besides, here also held attractions that exploit the ability of marine animals.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Rather small aquarium but worth the visit. Large variety of sea creatures including a touch pool for the kids. Most of the tanks are of adequate size although there were a few I was disappointed in. Stay for a seal show. You can see how much the trainers love their seals and the show was both entertaining and funny.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After a moving and thought-provoking trip to Hiroshima, Miyajima Aquarium is at the other end of the scale of visitor experiences, but seeing Japanese children enjoying themselves at the sea lion display and the various indoor displays was a good antidote to life's bigger issues. A good option particularly when it's pouring down and foggy on Miyajima and the rope-way... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good place to drop in a visit when touring Miyajima. They cater for young children with hands on display and holding starfish. There are some excellent displays of sea creatures in different environments and some that I haven't seen before. Of humorous note is the in tank fish feeding by a diver wearing a deer costume! Haha only in Japan.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Miyajima Public Aquarium is located on Miyajima Island (duh) about 1.2 km from the pier (where the ferry drops you). You could catch a cab (about ¥700),but we opted for a leisurely walk to the Aquarium (which was a very pleasant decision) and cabbed it on the way back. I'd recommend the cab ride just for the experience of... More 

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Iwakuni, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The fish displays were beautiful and very intriguing, and that's why I'm rating this place with a four out of five. I was able to see several species with which I was unfamiliar, and the information available on these animals is detailed while still being concise. However, like some on here, I struggle with watching mammals and birds in captivity.... More 

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