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Kagoshima City Aquarium

#9 of 145 things to do in Kagoshima Features Animals
3-1 Honkoshinmachi, Kagoshima 892-0814, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-226-2233
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My First Aquarium

This was my first ever visit to an aquarium and I thought it was great. I went at the end of the... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
Emma C
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Far too small.

Can't say I enjoyed this experience. It is great for children, but not for me! The areas that the... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Hobart, Australia
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A fascinating array of fish, crabs, squid, octopi and other creatures from Japanese waters, including the world’s largest eel, is viewable at this impressive aquarium.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good53%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (19 reviews)
“big tank” (4 reviews)
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3-1 Honkoshinmachi, Kagoshima 892-0814, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-226-2233
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

This was my first ever visit to an aquarium and I thought it was great. I went at the end of the day so only had about 45 mins before it closed, but it was plenty of time to see what I wanted. I was...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Can't say I enjoyed this experience. It is great for children, but not for me! The areas that the whale shark and stingrays were in was far too small. The same for the area for the dolphins.

Thank Maursy48
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Great experience here as everything here is clean and proper. Fun way to discuss marine animals with your kids. Dolphin show was a treat. Do swing by the souvenir shop to get some treats back home!

1  Thank CayLalita
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

It's number 1 in Lonely Planet so we went and it was fun. Seeing a whale shark cruising around was something new and there is lots of other good stuff.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

This place is right next to the ferry to Sakurajima so it makes sense to go. Not overpriced and plenty to see, and spacious too. There is a rest area at the top where you can get ice cream. Turns out what we got is...More

Thank Lianne H
Reviewed April 3, 2017

I was a reluctant visitor to this but my husband really wanted to go and I ended up really enjoying it. It would be great for kids so much interactive stuff to do. Bit alarmed that the restaurant was called Dolphin Kitchen....

Thank tes108
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

I have worked at an aquarium and have kept many fish over the years. Now I feel sad when I see fish and animals in aquariums. But this was a nice one. Compared to the ocean a tank can never be big enough. It looks...More

Thank Preston S
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I often come here with my wife and child (buy a yearly pass for the price of a couple of visits) when we are out for a relaxing afternoon near the sea. The selection of fish and sea life is excellent and so are both...More

Thank random277
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is very accessible by the tram and buses. It's right next to the ferry to sakurajima. They have daily feedings show for multiple animals. The dolphins show was pretty amazing. Unfortunately it's all in Japanese.

Thank Lionsigil
Reviewed January 25, 2017

I've visited 3 major aquariums in Japan, and so far, I've liked this the most. Upon entry, the escalator takes you through a long tunnel where you feel like you are descending beneath the waves to the heart of the ocean. You wind up before...More

Thank Nurikabe_12
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