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Kinosaki Marine World
Kinosaki Marine World is an aquarium situated near Kinosaki Onsen. Unlike many aquariums, this aquarium proposes many attractions in which you can participate. You can fish horse mackerel and eat it as tempura. There is also an attraction that makes you feel as if you are walking inside the sea. On top of that, sea lions will go through rapidly in the tube-shaped water tank from the deepest tank in Japan. You can also enjoy various shows, performed by dolphins and sea lions, that propose different programs each year. It is an aquarium where adults and children can both enjoy all day long.
- 1090 Seto, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- 10-min bus ride from JR Kinosaki Onsen station on Zentan bus bound for Hiyoriyama. Get off at the terminal stop. Short walk from there.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00‐17:00 (Closes at 18:00 during summer period)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Admission fee
- Adults 2470 yen, children (Elementary and Junior high school) 1230 yen, young children (3 years or older) 620 yen
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Various participating style attractions
In Kinosaki Marine World, there are many participating style attractions. In addition to fishing horse mackerel and eating it as tempura, you can try dive adventure, in which you feel as if you are walking inside the sea. There are many experiences that you can only try here.
Deepest Fish Tank in Japan
The main fish tank of Kinosaki Marine World measures 12 m deep. In fact, it is the deepest fish tank in Japan. It looks as if you are looking inside the sea. Many visitors wave their hands at divers who are cleaning the tank.
Dynamic tube-shaped fish tank
In the 12 m long tube-shaped fish tank, you can see sea lions swim swiftly inside. Although sea lions don't usually move fast on land, it is amazing to see them swim fast inside the tank.