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城崎マリンワールド Kinosaki Marine World

  • Entertainment (Zoo / Aquarium / Botanical Gardens)
  • Around Kinosaki Onsen
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Around Kinosaki Onsen
1090 Seto, Toyoka-shi, Hyogo, 669-6192, Japan
  • Entertainment (Zoo / Aquarium / Botanical Gardens)
Opening Hours
9:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30), [July 20-August 31] 9:00-18:00
Open Every Day
Date of post:2015/06/19

The Aquarium Faces the Beautiful Sea

  • Animal Appreciation

Kinosaki marine World is an aquarium which is located in Hyogo prefecture. You can enjoy seeing various fish and sea animals. What makes this aquarium unique is its location: the aquarium faces the sea. You can stroll along the shore, going on a picnic surrounded by beautiful nature.

Like other aquariums, their live shows happen several times a day. You can enjoy watching shows of dolphins, sea lions and walruses at Sea Land Stadium. You can also watch penguins taking a walk. How cute they are trying to jump on the stairs! You can’t miss the unique sea animals such as the spotted garden eel. It’s fascinating to learn how these worm-like creatures eat, hide in the sand, etc. Each fish tank is displayed with educational tools such as videos and explanation panels so that your kids can satisfy their curiosity.

When you stroll along the Kinosaki area, try ice cream or gelatos. Kinosaki Gelato has various interesting flavors from kuromame blackbeans, yuzu citrus, brown rice caramel to match green tea. They are sold in convenience stores as well as local souvenir shops. Some souvenir shops’ tofu-milk ice cream which has rich and creamy textur, melts in your mouth. Apparently, it contains real tofu, which goes with soy sauce and katsuobushi, dried bonitos. Anyone want to try?

As the aquarium is located in the northernmost part of Hyogo prefecture, it takes at least two or three hours from Kobe, Osaka or Kyoto by car or train.

Yet, Kinosaki offers you a variety of activities including the aquarium, onsen hot springs, good food and beautiful scenery in nature. If you look for activities in a natural environment, take a trip to Kinosaki!

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