Aquarium Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kyoto Aquarium
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Kankijichou 35-1 (in Umekoji Park)
    An aquarium a 15 minute walk west from the Chuo exit at Kyoto Station which first opened in 2012. In addition to exhibits presenting the creatures living in the sea near Kyoto, the aquarium also has exhibits recreating the environments of the Kamogawa River and Yura River and the terraced rice fields and water channels at the foot of Kyoto’s mountains. The facility also strives to aid in environmental conservation through such activities as breeding endangered species living in Kyoto and making use of solar power.

    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...

  • Tango Uocchi-kan Aquarium
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    Kyoto Miyazu-shi Odashukuno 1001
    An aquarium with 26 tanks housing nearly 4000 fish covering 200 different species with everything from the fish in Tango Bay to tropical fish that live in coral reefs. They have large tanks where even large fish can comfortably swim and circular tanks where schools of fish can form and swim together. You can also try feeding the seals and penguins.
  • Hanazono Church Aquarium
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Uzumasayasuitsujinouchicho 10-1

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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