Shimonoseki Kaikyokan Aquarium4.1
This aquarium in Shimonoseki city displays around 20,000 undersea creatures of 500 different species in its 65 water tanks. The star creature here is fugu blowfish, whose meat is well-known in Japan as expensive winter-time delicacy. You can see more than 100 different blowfish from all over the world, and one tank is dedicated to a so-called 'tiger puffy', the most expensive groumet blowfish, showing them in different stages of growth.
The tunnel tank, representing the undersea scenery of the nearby Kanmon Strait, is a pleasant promenade. The display of a life-size blue whale's skeleton is the only one available in Japan. The outdoor pool against the background of the strait is a venue of joint performance of dolphins and sea lions. There is also an Italian restaurant with a view of the dolphin tank.
Purposesightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 60.6km) Google Transit
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4.03 months ago
The Kaikyokan aquarium was closed during my visit due to Covid-19 restrictions. The aquarium is a beautiful building and stands out among the picturesque waterfront. There is still plenty to see and do in the area.
5.07 months ago
Nice aquarium with a large variety of species.
Must do, find the pingings, go to the dolphins show ☑️
2.0a year ago
It is really sad to see the magnificent dolphins kept in such a small tank
5.02 years ago
Great family destination. Get your seat early for the dolphin show.
Great collection of marine life.
Also, follow the route, it makes things easier.
5.06 months ago
An aquarium that have a variety of species on display. The highlight of the trip is the penguins.