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Toba Aquarium

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3-3-6 Toba, Toba 517-8517, Mie Prefecture
+81 599-25-2555
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Appalling

Came here unwillingly at insistence of Japanee travel companion. Though I'm sure the staff at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
UK G
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Kyoto, Japan
Huge aquarium with many unusual animals!

Some of the animals here aren't shown anywhere else in Japan, like the dugong. There were many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura B
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Olympia, Washington
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“small city” (2 reviews)
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3-3-6 Toba, Toba 517-8517, Mie Prefecture
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+81 599-25-2555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here unwillingly at insistence of Japanee travel companion. Though I'm sure the staff at Toba Aquarium care about the wonderful creatures under their care, there is an appalling lack of awareness here concerning animal welfare and public education. Not that surprising since this there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the animals here aren't shown anywhere else in Japan, like the dugong. There were many unusual animals, such as adorable little garden eels, and outside there was even a "petting" area with fish that clearly loved the attention!

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

We had 2-3 hours to kill on a rainy morning before heading home and decided to check out the Toba Aquarium. Even considering the reviews, I wasn’t sure the trip would be worth the $24 apiece tickets, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve visited several...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

My husband and I are dugong lovers. We really enjoyed visiting Serena the dugong as well as seeing a variety of other sea creatures. We went on a weekday so not many visitors and there were lots of photo opportunities. A visit to the souvenir...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

The way the aquarium is set up is very nice, with differently themed areas. There are many different species, some very rare which you won't see anywhere else. The only thing I didn't like is how crowded the aquarium was. And I don't mean with...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

I didn’t expect to find such a high quality aquarium in a small city like Toba. It was a very interesting and enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

This is an old aquarium, renewed several times, with some excellent display and some others with debatable space for the animals. Still this is my favourite aquarium in Japan,out of dozens of others one sees around the country. An AMAZING collection of sea and river...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

The Toba Aquarium is superbly arranged and contains some rare examples of marine animals such as, for example, dugong. A special attraction for young people is a play with streaked seals that provokes also sympathy of the older people

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Dugongs are found in warm costal waters from the Western Pacific Ocean to the eastern coast of Africa. Temperature of tank water is always kept in 28℃, and under a natural light fall from above. Dugongs eat a seaweed. It is said that the cost...More

1  Thank DrJayMic
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

We visited this aquarium in October 2016 after we paid a visit to Ise Jingu shrine. Since Toba aquarium has been famous for its scale and unique way of exhibit, we decided to keep enough time to visit here at the time of paying visit...More

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