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Kagoshima City Aquarium

Address: 3-1 Honko-Shinmachi, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-226-2233
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Ranked #13 of 59 Attractions in Kagoshima
Owner description: A fascinating array of fish, crabs, squid, octopi and other creatures from Japanese waters...
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Owner description: 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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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We didn't pay to enter the aquarium however watched the dolphins and the show (time are posted along the river) from the river bank (more of what we would call a canal) that is rock covered.... the workers zoom up and down the canal, which excites the dolphins as they play in the boats current and wake. The free show... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you have time (and/or children) then it's worth a visit to see the main tank which houses a whale shark, rays and some sharks but the real highlight is actually outside (where you don't need to pay) as they feed the dolphins 3 times a day and they leap out of the water next to the walkway and give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I was just spending one day in Kagoshima and this aquarium was this thing I really wanted to see. I dont feel dissapointed at all! They are open till 5 (thats time when the last people can come in). I came in around 5 past as I got a bit lost but staff at counter was really happy to see... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lovely Aquarium. Amazing fish and huge fish tanks. Plenty to see and views of Sakurajima while having a drink and rest. Dolphin shows excellent including dolphin shows outside in the river. A bit long winded with Japanese commentary before start of show but have never seen dolphins in a river like that before. Amazing!

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Sidney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have been to aquariums and dolphin shows around the world. This aquarium really surprised me by it's high quality. You enter by going up an escalator through a sea tunnel like seascape which is dimly lit. Once you get to the top a big surprise is waiting for you - a huge, wide tank holding many, many sea creatures... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Due to time restraint, we had no plan to visit this aquarium. But while waiting for bus at nearby pier, we saw groups of people heading towards the pier and heard whistle sound. We realized something was going on and found out it was the Dolphin show time. Three big well-trained dolphins were being fed and we watched the show... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Aquarium was very small. Not much to see. The dolphin show was not interesting especially if you are not speaking Japanese. Very little and simple dolphin performance. Most of the time was the host talking or TV showing some Q and A.My old mother felt asleep and asked to leave. It was nothing comparable to the aquarium in Hong... More 

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

While very interesting, I found the aquarium presentation to be somewhat outdated, being seemingly more interested in the "gawk" factor than in imparting knowledge about the sea life presented. But definitely worth a visit if your interest runs to things marine.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Initially I thought the entry fee was a bit too high, at the end though I found it worth every penny. Although not too huge in size, Aquarium's rich marine life provides enough entertainment to all visitors so you won't be disappointed. Dolphins / otters put on quite a show flipping happily during their feeding time with kids jumping up... More 

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Maurepas, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Many people like to come there , in family; it is a family place, and there are so many fishes to see there; the dolphins were so cute too; I think it is a plce that deserves to be seen !

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