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Kobe City Suma Marine Aquarium

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Address: 1-3-5 Wakamiyacho, Sumaku, Kobe 654-0049, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-731-7301
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Nice aquarium

Nice small toen aquarium where you can get really close to the animals (otters, seals, penguins) with a quite good dolphin show. I went there on a week-day and it was quite enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Kobe, Japan
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Kobe, Japan
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice small toen aquarium where you can get really close to the animals (otters, seals, penguins) with a quite good dolphin show. I went there on a week-day and it was quite enough despite hundreds of school kids, very well organized and behaved ! It's an easy 5mn walk South of JR SumaKaihinKoen and the visit can be complemented by... More 

Thank Utantan
Mexico City, Mexico
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I had been there when I was a small kid. I haven't been there for a long time. It is quite easy to access by JR station. It takes 5 mins walk from Suma Kaihin Kouen station. There are so many peaces of fish from all over the world. And also you can see the dolphin show, otter feeding, and... More 

Thank timbertop2007
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The aquarium is 15 minutes walk from Tsukimiyama station and located next to Suma beach. The best attraction is the Dolphin show. Really enjoyed the 40 minute show. The dolphin show is very lively. Rays, Octopus etc. Can also be seen. The amusement park is enjoyable. Overall nice place for weekend.

Thank avikb2013
Osaka, Japan
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Not a bad aquarium at all considering it's one of the oldest in Japan. Not as spectacular as the one in Osaka, but Suma Aquarium has a wide variety of sea life on display for the visitors. Their biggest attraction is the dolphin show. It's fun for kids and adults alike. Just be sure to wear a raincoat if you... More 

2 Thank kixguy
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

2 Thank devilfishsd
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

6 Thank Bob S
Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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