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Kamo Aquarium

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Address: 656 Okubo, Imaizumiaza,, Tsuruoka 997-1206, Yamagata Prefecture
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+81 235-33-3036

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Definitely worth a day trip

Another spotlessly clean aquarium in Japan! This aquarium specializes in jellyfish, and as you can see from the pictures, there are a couple of enormous tanks of them, bigger... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Another spotlessly clean aquarium in Japan! This aquarium specializes in jellyfish, and as you can see from the pictures, there are a couple of enormous tanks of them, bigger than I have ever seen. Bizarrely, the music played over the loudspeakers throughout the aquarium is a music box version of well-known songs, both pop songs and lullabies. There is also... More 

Thank socalguy93063
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went here for a half day visit and was very surprised by just how many types of jellyfish and other sealife was on display there! Their building is very modern and the displays are creative and really take advantage of the jellyfish. Overall, a great visit if you find yourself in the area and perhaps even worth a trip up... More 

Thank Derek Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great day trip out to Kamo Aquarium. Admission is 1000 yen for adults. Bus leaves from outside the station. Inside Kamo easy to understand routes as well as some information plaques written in Japanese as well as English. There is a Explanatory Talk on how jellyfish are farmed. There are other marine animals too, so not all are jellyfish. It... More 

Thank Vanessa T
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee 1000 yen for adults. Various displays: freshwater fish, marine fish & of course many jelly fish. 3 side shows: sealions, feeding of jelly fish (both only in Japanese but each last about 30minutes) and also feeding of seagulls (yep Pavlov's dog experiment with gulls: ring a bell & they flock in for feeding - no wow factor for... More 

Thank DHWild
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great jelly fish display. Kids enjoyed the seal show. Highly recommend. Restaurant and ice creams were yummy. Much fun!

Thank Johnny T
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Didn't really want to visit it but went in when the sun got too hot. It was great! Great variety of jellyfishes that were mesmerising to see. You can get here from Tsuruoka Station via the Yunohama bus, but be careful as this line alternates between coming to the aquarium and another route. I took many videos of the jellyfishes... More 

Thank Yew Hong N
Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Kurage (jellyfish) are the big draw at Kamo Aquarium. The kuragetarium, as it’s called, contains a marvelous, extensive display of different kinds of these fascinating creatures taken from the waters around Japan and throughout the world. In addition, the aquarium contains tanks displaying a wide range of fish common to Japan (many of which find their way, either raw or... More 

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Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

やはりクラゲがメインです。ふわふわ、ほにょほにょな動きがカワイイ。普段は目にすることのない世界が広がる。マニアック! Jellyfish is Maine as expected. The movement which is HONYOHONYO softly is pretty. The world which has no cases that I usually lay eyes spreads. Maniacal!

Thank hiroyukimaeda
Turner Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Very nice site and a wonderful explanation about how jellyfish gather their food. Unfortunately very little English. We were lucky to have our daughter with us, mastering the Japanese language. If you visit, make sure a Japanese language expert is with you.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Located on the seaside, it shows a wide variety of amazing fish and jellyfishes, a few seals in an outdoor pool included. 20 mins from tsuruoka city, 1000 YEN for adults. Has a small Japanese eat-in and souvenirs shop. Definitely worth an hour or two

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