Spread over seven floors, Kagoshima City Aquarium displays a wide array of marine life forms, from the small and ethereal, to the whale shark, the world's biggest fish. The waters surrounding this aquarium harbor an unusually diverse range of life due to the bay's subterranean volcanism and the Kuroshio current that courses by. You'll see exhibits on these habitats specifically, with the aquarium's largest tank demonstrating the populace found in the current. Witness shoals of fish moving in unison as giant rays gracefully glide around them, and marvel at the enormous whale shark. Watch the dolphins execute incredible tricks alongside their trainers at one of the performances, and check feeding times on the website to catch this popular event. Make Kagoshima City Aquarium a centerpiece of your Kagoshima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kagoshima sightseeing planning tool.
Kagoshima City Aquarium Reviews
This aquarium, also called IO World, is located conveniently near the ferry-port. While not the biggest in Japan, I found it to be very interesting: the seascape in this area has some unique... more »
Mom and I have one day to spend in Kagoshima. We selected to visit this aquarium. I think it is worthy to visit here. Spending 3 hours here is enough for seeing whale shark tank, watching dolphins... more »
This was a great attraction! It doesn't take very long to get through the whole building, but it's definitely worth the cheap admission fee. Be sure to check out the dolphin show outside the entrance!
Very nicely laid out, detailed and interesting aquarium with various species available to see. Be sure to catch the free dolphin show outside as well as the dolphin show inside the Aquarium. Worth it for the price!
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