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Kobe City Suma Marine Aquarium

1-3-5 Wakamiyacho, Sumaku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 654-0049, Japan
+81 78-731-7301
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Ranked #5 of 144 Attractions in Kobe
Type: Aquariums
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Japanese children I took to this place seemed quite bored, neither did they seem concerned about the exhibits but looked at them only from a scientific point of view rather than as beings with feelings. The dolphin trainer stood on dolphin's fin and held it upside down, so it's breathing hole was under water, quite pointlessly and cruelly, during... More

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Kobe, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

As aquariums go, this place is okay. Understand first that it's one of Japan's oldest aquariums - so many of the exhibits are a tad out of date. However, it still has a good diversity of fish and many other animals. I was particularly impressed with the piraña tank - probably the biggest for that species and the most I've... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I was impressed by the size and variety of this aquarium, which I believe was the first in Japan. There's not an overwhelming amount of English, however, so it's better if you know the language or go with a Japanese friend. The dolphin show was lots of fun, and if you haven't spent that much time in Japan, the experience... More

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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It was a great spot to visit for kids! took a class they had fun! plenty of things to do and see and you get to touch some fish! and there is a dolphin show!

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