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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

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Hakkeijima, Kanazawa-Ku, Yokohama 236-0006 Kanagawa Prefecture
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Get a richer experience of Yokohama's Sankeien Garden than would be possible independently with this audio guided tour. Download the tour onto your phone and enjoy exploring at you own pace while the guide fills in important background information on the garden's architecture and history.
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Daniel wrote a review Jul 2020
Yokohama, Japan202 contributions55 helpful votes
Hakkejima has not aged well over the years and inclement weather doesn't help - all the rides were closed; the aquarium, however, is its saving grace - well-kept, informative, and a dolphin and beluga whale show that was entertaining even in the rain; it's pricing is rather stiff - 3000 yen for the aquarium alone - less for younger children; paid and free parking are available - the monorail also visits, but it adds to costs that make one visit a year sufficient; the floating trash I saw on my last visit wasn't there, but that may be due to less visitors
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Date of experience: July 2020
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carol lim wrote a review Jan 2020
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Travelled a distance to arrive the place from Tokyo centre. Closes at 5.45pm, went there and found place pretty empty. Yes, it looks run down. The animal show is nice. Worth it to watch the dolphin & beluga whale, esp the at night, 5.30pm ones. Experience to touch the dolphin was limited cause you need to let nature takes it. No guide/ zookeeper to lead the dolphin to you to touch.. so, you can only watch the dolphin swimming around. Feeding of the beluga whale is 300 yen for 3 mini fishes. Was a good experience for seeing a beluga whale for first timer. We expected more for the dolphin fantasy. But was quite disappointed. Within 5 mins you are done. Osaka one is so much better and nicer. I guess this Yokohama lacks maintenance and funds to keep the park up to date. We do feel kinda rip off with the duration you travelled to particularly visit this location.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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liliant wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada708 contributions150 helpful votes
We went for the countdown 2020 and trains were still running after midnight so it was easy to go back to Yokohama. The special countdown dolphins show was nice to watch. The fireworks was awesome but only lasted for a short while.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Arianna E wrote a review Oct 2019
Japan77 contributions9 helpful votes
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This place was a complete let down, we were expecting a lot more. Now we went with the understanding this wasn't going to be on par with Disney or USJ but wow. For one thing three rides were not running - the roller coaster, drop tower and the barrel ride. With no clear reason as to why. It was a Saturday and the weather was nice. That was probably our hint to go elsewhere but we had driven down, paid the toĺls and figured the other aspects would make up for it. Then when we got into the park itself, it was nearly empty and run down. There was garbage in the water right next to were you have to walk and by the restaurants which offer views of the polluted harbor. It's also the same dirty water you can fish out of and eat fish you catch. My son's reaction, "You can fish here? What if you catch a shoe? " All of the employees were nice when we interacted with them but they all looked horribly bored. Every single thing was dingy and neglected. The photos I saw on the internet must have been from when the place first opened years ago. It didn't look like that when we went. The aqua show was lack luster and tacky. Riding the beluga is like riding your dog, unnecessary and cruel. Don't waste your time unless ham-fisted magic tricks are your thing. As for the restaurants: there is a variety. We ate at Booze Cafe. The ladies working were on point and the food was alright. However, the prices were high, higher even than those at Disney. A plate of curry is ¥1400. At Disney ¥800. For a typical Japanese portion. The furniture and atmosphere was sadly old and tattered. The water in the raft ride was green fron the algae build up and needed a powerwash. While water in the animal cages is so filthy you could barely see what was in it. It is a cage. They have very large animals in very small cages. No sun light. No fresh air. Its very depressing to see. Two fully grown walruses in a cage that has feces all over the bottom and the water quality gross. I wouldn't get in it out of fear of getting a bacterial infection. Dispicable. This is not a place that encourages conservation it totally exploits the animals and rips off the humans. Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo. All have far better aquariums. Just go to Disney or USJ to get your moneys worth if you want good rides. Do not be a fool. Do not go.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marco wrote a review Sep 2019
Schio, Italy3,517 contributions16,578 helpful votes
Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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