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“Great Aquarium”

Marine World umino-nakamichi
Ranked #12 of 345 things to do in Fukuoka
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Marine World is a big aquarium placed at the other side of Hakata bay: it is possible to travel by fast ferry (20 minutes, not very frequent) or local railway (around 45 minutes from Hakata Station to Uminonakamichi changing at Kashii). Unfortunately most of the texts are in Japanese

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Marine World can be a little hard to get to, but it's worth the journey! I brought my family to visit the aquarium and even though we didn't understand Japanese, we had an enjoyable time watching the shows. The shark tank was such a pleasure to view due to its size. Lunch at the cafeteria was even more special as you could see the dolphins swim while you eat.

I was a little disappointed with the gift shop (I was comparing it with the Kaiyukan in Osaka), but other than that, Marine World was a hit with the young and old in my family :)

1  Thank FriedLotti
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

The most memorable part of our visit to Marine World was probably feeding the seal/sea lions. You can purchase fish and, using giant chopsticks, drop the fish to the seals and sea lions below. Definitely not something you get to do everyday!

The aquarium itself isn't very big. It took us about 2 hours to tour the whole thing. If you get there early enough, you can purchase a pass to get a photo taken next to a dolphin (limited number of passes are sold). The Sea Lion/Dolphin show was pretty neat, although a little sad at the same time because there were A LOT of dolphins in that small pool. The sea lion in the show makes his way around to the audience, so you may want to get a front row seat.

2  Thank HinJapan
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

25 minutes train from Hakata Station.

mostly cater for the locals; as in not much signage in English. still had an enjoyable time there, especially the sea lion and dolphin show.

3  Thank amadeusgalileosabre
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is not Carmel, nor Monaco but kids can run everywhere. They love the show. The food sucks.

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