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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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奈良市
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Erlangen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Fukuoka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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