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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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I love watching water shows in other countries. The walrus show was cute. There was a little boy who was too shy to play peek-a-boo with the walrus trio. His mom did it and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a person who enjoy watching animal living in a box of glass. Would prefer takasakiyama instead of this one. the dolphin place was too small for them I think. the sea mammals place was also too small for them. but they took care the temperature, humidity and they tried their best to make the animals happy I guess.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I really don't like seeing dolphins in small pools, and ditto for the walruses. The seals had a little more but the Caspian seal was a single individual with just a few items to "enrich" its rather plain small room. But the aquaria were very beautiful and impressive, especially with the big rays.

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Thank Cobie B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love watching water shows in other countries. The walrus show was cute. There was a little boy who was too shy to play peek-a-boo with the walrus trio. His mom did it and all 3 fell backwards in shock. I have the best photos of jumping dolphins ever. I stood at the rail of the top observation deck. I... More 

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Thank Karen J
奈良市
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The aquarium is compact but has a lot of fun. Many types of fishes including sharks are swirled around the water tank. Food feeding to fish is demonstrated and I learned sharks are very cautious to bite the squid fed. Demonstration of sea lion and dolphins is also well organized. Kids can play on a sort of sand beach. It's... More 

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Thank mishibe
Erlangen, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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3 Thank Bakasamasan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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5 Thank Lee M
Singapore, null, Singapore
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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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11 Thank Karen C
Jakarta
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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4 Thank M J
Fukuoka, Japan
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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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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2 Thank Steven R
Oita, Japan
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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