Aquarium Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium
    389 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Honkoushinmachi 3-1
    This is the municipal aquarium built on the coast, on Kagoshima Bay facing Sakurajima Island. In the Kuroshio Large Tank which contains as much as 1,500 tons of water, you can watch the tuna and bonito migrating on the Kuroshio Current. Among them, the impact of the whale shark “Yu Yu” is a highlight. The seal exhibitions and dolphin pool are also popular. It is a 15-minute walk from Kagoshima Station.

    Japan has nice aquariums and I found the Kagoshima aquarium to be very nice. The entrance fee was reasonable and as an English speaker it was easy to get around. Some signs had English names while...

  • Amami Ocean Exhibition Hall
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Naze Koshuku Ohama 701-1
    "This aquarium and museum has a theme of ""the coexistence of the ocean and people."" Visitors can learn about the deep connection between the lifestyle of the people of the Amami Islands and the ocean from a wide range of exhibits. A large aquarium modeled after the underwater terrain of the ocean around the Amami Islands exhibits sea turtles, sharks, tropical fish unique to the islands, and more. A number of small aquariums offer an up-close view of shrimp, crab, and other familiar sea creatures. Another exhibit hall covers subjects such as the ecology of corals and coastal vegetation. Visitors can also try handcrafting an original item from coral, sand, seashells, and other materials."

    I came here with my child who enjoyed looking at the huge aquarium just in the foyer of the Exhibition hall. She also enjoyed the feeding turtle session but be careful as they were said to bite...

Kagoshima Areas


Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.

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