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Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto

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Explore what lies beneath during a visit to Kyoto Aquarium, a nature observation facility focusing on fish and marine animals. The large central tank seeks to replicate the waters that surround the islands of Japan, with a diverse array of creatures to be seen, including spotted eagle rays, longtooth groupers, and green sea turtles. Make sure to pay a visit to the zone dedicated to environmental conservation, to learn about the importance of Japan's natural heritage, the challenges it faces, and efforts to protect it. Plan your Kyoto Aquarium visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto road trip app.
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Kyoto Aquarium Reviews

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  • This aquarium has less to see than the Osaka one. However, they have a dolphin show called "La La Fin Circus". It was all in Japanese so it was hard for the kids to understand what they were...  more »
  • We were a little alarmed by the admission fee (although I as a senior got a reduction) but in view of the whole experience, the price represented good value for money. This aquarium is big and has...  more »
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  • Nice selection and presentation of marine life. Not too big, especially compared to Osaka aquarium, but has a better selection of freshwater life. The dolphin show, on the other hand, felt a little contrived and somewhat out of place (quite literally too, considering the poor creatures are in a pool full of artificial seawater in the mountains)
  • The aquarium is definitely on the smaller side, but there are interesting exhibits unique to Kyoto to see. The dolphin performance was good fun, but if you've seen dolphins perform before it will be nothing new. The food is alright but a bit overpriced, as you'd expect. Overall, it's clean and painless to navigate. A solid "ok."

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