Miyajima Public Aquarium

Miyajima Public Aquarium, Hatsukaichi: Hours, Address, Miyajima Public Aquarium Reviews: 4/5

Miyajima Public Aquarium
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,672 contributions
A Really Enjoyable Aquarium
Jul 2020
I found the Miyajima Aquarium to be a great way to spend a couple of hours. It is a little ways from the ferry terminal but there are signs guided you to its location. Like most aquariums, it is on the pricier side, but I understand why, the upkeep for aquariums is not cheap. This aquarium is nicely set up and has a lot of local species. I really liked the clam displays and the giant salamander. They have a massive sea lion here, I only saw him from below so I hope he has a lot more room outside. The aquarium is great for small kids and families as well as adults like me. They have one large tank with sharks, rays, and some other larger fish species. Overall, I recommend coming to the Miyajima Aquarium at least once especially if you live in the area, I really enjoyed it!
Written August 3, 2020
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Talitha M
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,932 contributions
Nice aquarium
Feb 2020 • Solo
A nice aquarium with a nice set up. I also saw a march of the penguins, feeding of the penguins and a sea lion show. I do think the price was a bit high compared to other fantastic aquariums I've been to in Japan.
Written February 5, 2020
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AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia326 contributions
Small Intimate Aquarium
Jan 2020
We've been to a number of aquariums in Japan. This one is mainly in Japanese and even the staff have less English skills. However, this one gives you a more intimate time with the animals. The sea lion show involves the audience. Young kids are given the chance to throw a loop for the sea lions to catch. There are opportunities to pat penguins.
Written January 20, 2020
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gseric
Hong Kong, China766 contributions
Not the biggest aquairum...
Dec 2019 • Solo
But worth it when you are in Miyajima. Quite a big variety to see. And in winter, a good indoor place to warm yourself up!
Written December 22, 2019
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Ben
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Highly recommended! Don’t miss the trilobite!
Oct 2019 • Family
At first i thought why should we waste time on another aquarium- i have seen many.
But as part of the visit to Miyajima this was really enjoyable. The sight is very well designed, it is small and fits Miyajima and has a very interesting exhibition of sea animals from the area. I enjoyed and the teenager with me enjoyed (a good pause between one temple to the other...).
The most interesting animal for me was the trilobite. This is a living fossil. There were 17000 types of Trilobites 250-500 million years ago. They all perished in a Mass extinction. One survives and lives today in Japan. I can still remember David Attenborough explaining in “Life on earth” how important is this trilobite to evolution study. And here you can see several of them!!
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Written October 9, 2019
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MrJake_C
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Perfect for preschooler
Apr 2019 • Family
Arrive around opening time as there is a well timed schedule of events: penguin feeding at 10:15, sea lion pool demo 10:30, seal touching at 11:00, penguin touching 11:30. The announcements are in English as well and etiquette is pretty obvious if you are not first in line. Four year old spent two hours enthralled with the exhibits and live action.
Written April 9, 2019
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Anne B
Montreal, Canada129 contributions
Lots to see
Jan 2019 • Solo
If you get a chance to visit this aquarium on Miyajima island, do so. It’s small but very well kept and so many different species to see. The otters are absolutely a must especially at feeding time. There was a seal show which last 15 mins at the time I was there.
Written January 15, 2019
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Dannielle A
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions
Nice place
Nov 2018 • Friends
Cool place to visit while on Miyajima island. We took about 40 minutes to get around the whole place as it is not huge. We got to touch the penguins so that was a cool little experience. We also had the little fish eating the dead skin off our feet and hands which was very cool! The only exhibit that seemed sad was the penguins. Otherwise a nice experience
Written January 4, 2019
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Svetlana O
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Distressed animals in tight space
Jan 2019 • Family
As much as we tried to enjoy the place, living conditions of some of the animals was hard to watch. Mangust was itching and running crazy in circles, showing extreme distress and pooped all over an empty glass box. Pinguins locked in a tight space on a bare floor covered by hard plastic looked depressed. Sea lions in a tight spot as well as many other species. Many social anals were locked up alone without a pair and acted extremely anxious. Very inhumane way to display animals. Other aquariums we saw were much more animal friendly.
Written January 2, 2019
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JDT
15 contributions
Lovely aquarium
Jun 2018 • Family
We traveled to the aquarium on our trip. It was easy to get there with a taxi but a bit more difficult to return. There are bus pickups here but expect to wait a bit - this is a bit out of the way and the schedule reflects such.

That said, we are glad we went. It had many different types of fish that we had never seen in an American aquarium before. They also had a meet-and-greet with penguins. Frankly it was great.
Written December 30, 2018
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