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“Not huge, but very impressive”

Kagoshima City Aquarium
Ranked #8 of 145 things to do in Kagoshima
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Not huge, but very impressive”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

It's easy to reach it: from Tenmonkan by tram - 4 stops only, and - follow the arrows.
It's near ferry to Sakurajima Island.
Entry fee - 1500 yen for adult.
Last entry - 5 p.m., closed at 6.

Some unique fish and animals - big and small, very big and very small.
Nice dolphin show - don't miss it.
It takes about 2 or 2.5 hours to look at everything without rush.

Visited February 2013
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Dubai
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A lovely small aquarium”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Another place in Japan where you can see the whale shark. The aquarium is amazing and very interesting. We are amazed with the giant Japanese crab, the crab size is bigger than 10 years old boy head, :-).
The dolphins show was so amazing and we consider this is one of the best shown we had seen among many places. The pool is small but dolphins are big and has lot of talents. The show educated kids and you can't miss it.

Visited December 2012
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Rockhampton, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A good educational and entertaining aquarium”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went here on a rainy day. It's well appointed, and has interesting displays. We didn't stop for the dolphin show.

Visited October 2012
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Vaasa, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A great time”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

A quite small but very tidy and well kept aquarium. Highly underrated. Nice staff. Lots to see and experience. Me and my son had a really great time there. They had quite a few species. Among others a whale shark. The baby dolphin was adorable. I really recommend a visit to Kagoshima city aquarium.

Visited March 2012
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Quezon City
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small but impressive. Whale shark in a big tank.”
Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

The aquarium isn't too big so it doesn't take too much time to do the rounds. The fish on display are not too many but the whole place is well maintained.

The presentations are in Japanese so we didn't get much from it but the staff were very nice.

All transactions are cash only, no credit cards accepted.

The mommy dolphin & baby ( born last march 2012) are a precious site. The shows run 2x daily so it's best to time your visit for those to make most of the trip.

Enjoy.

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