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Kyoto Aquarium

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35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice Aquarium. It has a Dolphin show that is similar to Sea World and is very professionally done. The exhibits are many and the tanks are professionally displayed. It is crowded on weekends with Families, so try to go during the...More

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Not many animals on display. The dolphin show was pretty average. I've been to quite a few aquariums and this one is in the underwhelming category. If you want to see a cool aquarium, go to the one in Kobe.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best parts for us were seeing live Japanese Giant Salamanders (huge and very unusual) and the large community tank (amazing schooling fish) and a totally wacky dolphin show. It was like the craziest Japanese TV show... no idea what was going on... but there...More

Thank Mobilpegasus
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

English version below Pardon my Japanese please, I am not a native speaker ❤︎🙏🏻 京都は海からは結構離れてから、どんな動物が京都水族館いか考えることができない。 本当は京都水族館小さけど色々な動物がいる。海の動物だでわなくて、川の生き物も全部いる。びっくりするのは人と同じようなサイズぐらいのサラマンダーがいっぱいいます!一番大きなタンクもそんなにでかくないけど、とても良いです。 I was thinking what kind of sea animal that Kyoto has to offer because it is located in the middle of the Honshu Island, not anywhere near coastline. However...More

Thank Afifa A
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Not considered as one of those big aquariums but this place is good for children. You will see a variety of fish and water creatures. The seals were wonderful and my child loved the seals and penguins. I could not understand the japanese language in...More

1  Thank gladysdv1
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect has mix reviews, all I can say if you love fish , mammals to have plenty of space , this is not for you ! They have some lovely fish , but some just carnt move ! Their was...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Japanese have a culturally different approach to dolphin shows, though I haven't seen that many. It was choreographed and included having the crowd make synchronized dolphin noises with straws. It was all in Japanese, so it was not educational, but it was fun. It...More

Thank cmk15
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I love animals, so I always check out zoos and aquariums when travelling. This aquarium, though small, was perfect. My favourite place was a little cushioned area in front of their biggest tank. You could lay back and watch the sting rays, sharks and fish...More

Thank Katelyn D
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This aquarium’s highlight was the dolphin show. Also, there is a outdoor place next to the penguins that is AMAZING. There were professional sea lions swimming and a whenever they were going to bump into each other, they just swiftly moved in another direction! The...More

1  Thank Lingyun S
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. We went on Christmas day which is supposed to be crowded, but we went from the morning so it was quiet and we could enjoy at our own pace.

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competitive location for ever-new commercial
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trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
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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:)
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