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Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto

Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto – Beautiful Edutainment of Local and Foreign Waterlife

If you have a 2-3 hour window in Kyoto and kids than the modern Kyoto Aquarium is a great spot for some Edutainment. The Kyoto Aquarium is organized into nine zones featuring Japan GIANT salamanders to penguins. The Aquarium opened in 2012 is walking distance from Kyoto Station and is located in the huge Umekoji Park which has a fun playground and is the home to the Kyoto Railroad Museum.

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Top 10 “We Loved” at the Kyoto Aquarium

  1. The fur seal zone where kids can go into a cave to see the seals zooming around.
  2. The gigantic Japan slanders – don’t know if I will be swimming in any local rivers soon!!Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto
  3. The beautiful signage all over the museum.
  4. The easy to navigate layout with little ones, strollers and wheelchairs.
  5. The penguin zone for super close-up viewing.
  6. The sea creature shaped bread sold at the refreshment stand.
  7. The massive crabs that seem to glow in their tanks.Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto
  8. The mommy and baby seal (born the summer of 2016) breastfeeding when we viewed.
  9. The good English signage throughout the Kyoto Aquarium
  10. The Annual Passport – if you plan to visit more than twice a years buy the annual pass for 2Xs regular ticket.Kyoto Aquarium, Kyoto
Address: 35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Business Hours: Everyday 10:00 – 18:00
Cost: General admission 2,050 JPY adults, 1,550 JPY University and HS, 1,000 JPY JH and Elementary, 600 JPY 3 years and over
Access: 15-minute walk west of Kyoto Station’s central exit; or 15-minute walk south of the Tambaguchi Station on the JR San-in Line. Bus access info here. There is also a public parking area right on the side of the Park/Aquarium.
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