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Kaikyokan

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Very interesting puffer fish exhibit.

Shimonoseki is famous for puffer fish. But I can't remember seeing so many species of puffer fish... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
weeteck1973
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singapore
If you the Puffer fish fan, this is a good place to visit

The aquarium itself is not so big as the Osaka one but it has a collection of more than 100 types... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
Kanokkul T
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6-1 Arukapoto, Shimonoseki 750-0036, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Shimonoseki is famous for puffer fish. But I can't remember seeing so many species of puffer fish in an aquarium. In general, an enjoyable visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank weeteck1973
Reviewed February 13, 2018

The aquarium itself is not so big as the Osaka one but it has a collection of more than 100 types of puffer fish ("Fuku: in Japanese). There is also a small area for sea show but you it's only one round a day (if...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kanokkul T
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I recommend that you should visit and enjoy this Aquarium. 1.Sight view 2.Biological ocean lab. 3.Family and freind amusement 4.Experts and Amateurs needs 5.Fulfill your questions

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Adventure654484
Reviewed March 15, 2016

We took a ferry from Moji-ko to the Kaikyokan side. Visited with two kids (7&9). Good place to visit as a family. Make sure you have enough cash (about $100 for 4 people) to pay for admission! The ticket machine accepted cash only as of...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Akiko G
Reviewed February 29, 2016

The aquarium is very clean however it is sad that so many animals are in such closed off areas. There are many fish, mammals and penguins. If you are an animal lover it is not a nice site however it is in a great location...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank SLynnS03
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice aquarium with 100 different types of blowfish. Cute penguins inside and outside. Dolphins put on a cute show.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Mimes27
Reviewed October 18, 2015

We really enjoyed this aquarium. We ate at a little cafe that had fun and yummy food for the whole family all while we watched the dolphins swim around. The harbor is clean and very nice, they also have a small amusement park next to...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The excellent aquatic show, restaurant with a view of the dolphins just over the glass, the full blue whale skeleton or the perfect view of the Kanmon straits nearby....Kaikyokan in Shimonoseki is a must go aquarium for any one of these reasons!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank hasanarif
Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nicely designed aquarium and it's very attractive to younger children. We also loved the dolphin restaurant very much. A cozy walking by the sea or to go to the playground next to the aquarium could be considered after visiting aquarium.

1  Thank CY01_H
Reviewed December 26, 2014

last time I've visit the Osaka Kaikyokan that place is big and so excited but....too many people you don't have time to stay,to watch ,to really take a good look on the animals but here it's really a place for an aquarium lover like me...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank JayaJ389
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