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Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago

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Address: 3078 Honkozaki, Oita 879-2111, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 97-534-1010
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Great aquarium

We thought that the price was a bit steep at first, but it is well worth it. Fantastic collection of all sorts of fish, from common ones to others with surprising shapes. Seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Bakasamasan
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Erlangen, Germany
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Erlangen, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We thought that the price was a bit steep at first, but it is well worth it. Fantastic collection of all sorts of fish, from common ones to others with surprising shapes. Seeing dolphins, seals and other large mammals swim in circles was sad sight for me though, which is why I can't give that place 5 points. If you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This disgusting place is directly involved with the removal of young dolphins from the wild that have seen their families slaughtered in front of them. Avoid. One day hopefully closed forever.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We visited the aquarium on a weekday, and bought the combined ticket for aquarium and Monkey Park across the aquarium. It was a quiet weekday, so it was not crowded. The animal performance shows were very enjoyable, even though it was in Japanese. We could touch, shake hands, and take pictures with the walruses. The dolphin show was great, and... More 

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Jakarta
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I love this place so much! It's quirky egg-liked design, the attractions and stuff.. Though it was rather small place, it was very pretty and interesting place to visit. Love it sooo much!!

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Fukuoka, Japan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have been to umitamago four times. Every time I went, I went on a weekday, except the most recent visit, which was a Saturday, in summer, near a holiday. All the times I went on a weekday, things were fine, but the weekend service was much lower and the crowds were just too much for a weekend visit. The... More 

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Oita, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can have a great fun day at this place. the scenery is beautiful, and the attraction really worth a whole day! There is a discount ticket for both aquarium and Monkey Mountain next to it, plus bus ride to the place from Beppu train station. Make sure to check the show times and don't miss dolphin and walrus shows.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Not big size but absolutely one of the aquarium worth going to. We especially love the Dolphin and Walrus performance. The smart and cute dophins wonderful jump impressed us, although they splashed water over us and we of course got soaking wet, and the huge walrus performed sits ups, playing flute, talking (sort of) and taking a bow (very Japanese)... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The drive to Oita Marine Culture center made me a little uneasy. My company and I were traveling in a coach bus and being that Japan's roads are narrow, my heart dropped many times as we twisted and turned on sharp turns that had no blockages from the side cliffs and the ocean below. Aside from that, the beautiful surroundings... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Not bad, learned a few things there, especially about Octopii and Squid. monkey Mountain is right across the street, so you can see two attractions at the same location. Visited more than 10 years ago.

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Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Located at the shore and surrounded by mountain and sea, the view is terrific. It also has a good number of collections and the size is just perfect. However, it is a little bit inconvenience as the only access of public transport is by bus.

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