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Miyajima Aquarium

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Address: 10-3 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0534, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 829-44-2010
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Nice addition to a visit to Miyajima

They display a lot of different species, though it's not a particularly large aquarium. You can see the large central tank from a variety of angles, including rounded windows that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
carthage327
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest recommendation actually comes from my kids. They've grown up visiting Okinawa's Churaumi Aquarium, which I believe is the 2nd largest aquarium in the world and certainly the biggest in Japan. And they still enjoy this quarium. Like many Japanese aquariums, the enclosures are a bit on the smaller side. That being said, the aquarium is immaculate and everything... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Miyajima Aquarium is small but as many aquariums in Japan, they are well designed and maintained. Therefore, it is still a very family-friendly place to pass by when you spend a day in Miyajima Island. The special part of this aquarium is that they have a large portion showing breeding of oysters. Not many aquariums have special feature as... More 

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Thank Annie C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They display a lot of different species, though it's not a particularly large aquarium. You can see the large central tank from a variety of angles, including rounded windows that give an interesting perspective, but there are many smaller displays as well. We really enjoyed our visit. The admission price is a bit steep, but worthwhile if you like sea... More 

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Ningbo, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I have really mixed feelings about this. My five-year old daughter loved it! She was able to interact with sea lions, pet a sea otter, pick up starfish, and had an interaction with one of the finless dolphins (through the glass) that made a huge impression on her. However, the enclosures are quite small. I saw a large octopus that... More 

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Reusel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

While i was visiting Miyajima for the 5th time i had some time to visit the aquarium as well. Though i have to say that the aquarium it self looked very good. Almost all of the enclosures were too small. Specially with the sea mammals and pinguins it was way too small. There are plenty of great things to do... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

disgusting display of two dolphins in a small empty tank over shadowed the rest of the place , not sure how they havent been closed down

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We only came upon the aquarium by accident and enjoyed our visit there. This gave us an idea of the sea life and oyster farming in the area and, as an added bonus, there was a sea lion show. Definitely worthwhile!

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Thank Joan S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

The animals shown are very beautiful, the aquarium gives ou a good impression of what creatures to find in the Japaneese sea. Just one BIG negative point: The cages are way to small, especially the dolphin's-, penguin's- and seal-cages are just sad to see. After my visit I wrote a letter which was never responded. Do you want to support... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

This was well worth the trip. Fantastic infrastructure and aquarium with local Sealife - many of which we had not seen before. They have shows throughout the day as well. 3900 yen for a family of 5 to get in assuming one is 4 or under

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Thank Brendan T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

A pleasant escape from the heat. Heaps of marine animals to see including porpoises. Although the enclosure was small, it was kept very clean, and they interacted with you through the glass. We happened to be there when they took two penguins out so that the public could pat them at 2pm. I hear that it also takes place in... More 

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