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Shirahama Kaichu Observatory Deck

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Bit expensive but unusual

It's 800 yen to get in and you Go down stairs underwater perhaps 4-5m down. The portholes are a bit... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2016
Sazzzy
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Unique

I'm being generous with 4 stars here, but hear me out. This tower is an outdated oldschool remnant... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
KTJ_Kyoto_JPN
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Oct 28, 2017
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Sep 24, 2016
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1821, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I'm being generous with 4 stars here, but hear me out. This tower is an outdated oldschool remnant of the better days of this seaside resort, but it still holds some value. The underwater portion was very murky and it was hard to see out...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

It's 800 yen to get in and you Go down stairs underwater perhaps 4-5m down. The portholes are a bit dirty and it's interesting for perhaps 10 mins at most. However the upper deck is air conditioned and a lovely place to rest and have...More

Thank Sazzzy
Reviewed June 29, 2016

From here, you can see the crashing waves at the top before descending down to see the fish. Well worth the time.

Thank i0e192
Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We went to the observatory already knowing that it was not so good. The place need to be cleaned and it's not worth your 800¥. But we were luck to see many different fish :)

Thank Bauabu
Reviewed September 11, 2015

They did warn me when going in that it was likely I wouldn't be able to see very much...this was correct. The water is sooo cloudly and the currents are too strong to see the fish or anything at all really. Not worth the money.

Thank Aislinn K
Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you want to just see what it looks like, go ahead to pay 800 yen to enter, but even my 3 years old grandson might been board for this old aquarium. They need to update everything.

Thank MM R
Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular view at this observatory in Shirahama especially during sunset. Feel like you are in middle of ocean with winds blowing towards you while watching the view. When you walk down the observatory you can see fishes swimming around though it is a bit blur...More

Thank RacKbc
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We basically paid a high price to see murky water. Maybe saw one fish? We saw more fish looking into the water from the piers around Shirahama Beach. Don't waste your time or money.

Thank Waughzer78
Reviewed November 5, 2011

We were there in Feb 2010. Of all the places in Shirahama, this is one of the place which we don't feel that the admission fees are worth it. The observation deck from outside looks very nice with its white appearance against the blue sea....More

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