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Kyoto Aquarium

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35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-354-3130
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“sea lions” (4 reviews)
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35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-354-3130
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1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from a different country, it was cool to see a variety of sea creatures I had never seen before. The price is decent and it was a good way to escape the humid summer heat. I love the sand noodle things that pop their...More

Thank adelaide_john
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I was on my way to see the Kyoto Railroad Museum & I came across the Kyoto Aquarium. I thought, what the heck, I'm here, why not. It is around a 20min. walk from Kyoto Station. The building from the outside looks very nice. Upon...More

3  Thank dutchiedonuts
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Before I write this review I want to say that I am not a dolphin trainer nor an ichthyologist. All the animals looked extremely healthy and the dolphins, seals and penguins seemed happy. Having said all that, some of the enclosures and tanks for the...More

Thank Skilt
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We've seen many aquariums around the globe, and this is in the top 10%. Reasonable entrance fee, highlights to us were the large pool with huge scholls of fish, feeding the penguins, the dolphin arena and the seals. We missed the dolphin show by a...More

1  Thank Ole_Gorm
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I loved the jellyfish and giant aquarium but the penguin enclosure made me cry, it is way to small and over crowded , it's animals in a glass box and don't get me started on the dolphin enclosure...

3  Thank Kylie J
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There are 5 levels. It is well set out and very clean with an outdoor area with a wading pool which the children really enjoy. Not too crowded. Wide variety of smaller specimens. A nice way to keep cool and be entertained on a hot...More

Thank bronwynpullinger
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I love to visit aquarium when I travel at somewhere because they have special local creatures. Kyoto aquarium is one of the significant aquarium all of the world. First of all, the place locates 15 minutes by taxi from Kyoto station. That is why very...More

Thank Ayako I
Reviewed 12 June 2017

seems very new, very clean, lovely areas for all the critters- really interesting seeing a lot of marine life we've not seen before, dolphin show the same as others, and no English spoken, but enjoyable anyway. - easy walk from our hotel, and we all...More

Thank cleo064
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Our little boy has lots of fun with the fish here. The dolphins cost extra and the food options were surprisingly unhealthy. The exhibits are great though - we especially enjoyed the main tank and the penguins.

Thank DaveB186338
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Small but very nice. The Jellyfish display is awesome. The penguin feeding session is a lot of fun. The dolphin show is great for kids. But the main highlight are the Giant salamanders.

Thank Faisal A
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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victoriasmpsn s
8 April 2017|
Response from Kavee P | Reviewed this property |
At the time I went there it was held at about 4 in the evening and lasted for about an hour. Sorry for answering late though:)