Kaikyokan

Kaikyokan, Shimonoseki: Hours, Address, Kaikyokan Reviews: 4.5/5

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
"Life, sea and the life of the sea." Shimonoseki Aquarium "Umihibikikan", since the Shimonoseki of the holds have been deeply involved with the sea, has been a "life-sea and the life of the sea" to the main concept. Through the creatures of the ecology of the water, the beauty of nature and the human relationship each other and life, is intended to be Itadako a better understanding about the importance of nature conservation. Natural science, as the Aquarium of the 21st century to learn while experiencing the ocean culture, is the facility to be a base for inter-regional, multi-generation exchange.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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weeteck1973
singapore24 contributions
Very interesting puffer fish exhibit.
Feb 2018 • Solo
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.
Written March 4, 2018
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Kanokkul T
Bangkok, Thailand26 contributions
If you the Puffer fish fan, this is a good place to visit
Nov 2017 • Family
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 i'm not mistaken, please check the schedule again) and it suit for young children.
Written February 13, 2018
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희석 유
28 contributions
Real and happy times
Aug 2016 • Solo
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
Written August 9, 2016
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Akiko G
Portland, OR30 contributions
Nice aquarium with dolphin shows
Apr 2015 • Family
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 by Kanmon Straits. Dolphin show was fun.
Written March 15, 2016
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SLynnS03
Plantation, FL679 contributions
Sad that so many animals are in a small aquarium
Feb 2016 • Friends
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.
Written February 29, 2016
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Mimes27
Auckland, NZ166 contributions
Not a teen but visited with parents
Dec 2015 • Family
Nice aquarium with 100 different types of blowfish. Cute penguins inside and outside. Dolphins put on a cute show.
Written December 11, 2015
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Stephanie M
14 contributions
Nice family day with the kids...
Nov 2014
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.
Written October 18, 2015
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Hasan Arif
Dhaka City, Bangladesh189 contributions
Kool Kaikyokan
Aug 2015 • Family
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!
Written September 13, 2015
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CYH
36 contributions
A great place to have fun all day
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.
Written February 8, 2015
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Jaya J
Bangkok, Thailand46 contributions
Nice,Clean and Fun
Dec 2014 • Solo
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 Osaka kaikyokan but the feeling and happiness that you get from here are much better...for me under the sea should come in peace ...so i really love this place and the fee is only about 2,000 yen and you can stay all day if you have time....and they have the dolphin and seal show ^^
I saw something like this in Nagoya kaikyokan about 10 years ago ( hahaha) but here the dolphins and the seal (they speak only Japanese so I didn't get their name but I think they all do have name)
are really smart and great ....if you come with the family , your children will love it(like i do, even I am not a child anymore ^^)
and after finish here you can move to the fish market , next door
it's really convenient
I will visit again for sure
Written December 26, 2014
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