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Kaikyokan

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Address: 6-1 Arukaport, Shimonoseki 750-0036 , Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 83-228-1100
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Nice aquarium with dolphin shows

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
Akiko G
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars 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 April 2015, and there was no ATM nearby.... Other than that, nice decent attraction right... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 and the staff are very kind.

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Auckland, NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Mimes27
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4 of 5 stars 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 the aquarium. We had so much fun.

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Thank Stephanie M
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 to really take a look on everything ^^ fish and sea animals maybe less than... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A very well designed aquatic centre with loats of interesting fishy exhibits, the giant ocean sun fish, the massive almost prehistoric amazon river fish and the massive variety of puffer fish are highlights but there is just a lot to see. As well as the fish there is a very good Penguin park as as well including an underwater walk... More 

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