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城崎マリンワールド Kinosaki Marine World

  • Zoo / Aquarium / Botanical Gardens
  • Around Kinosaki Onsen
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Around Kinosaki Onsen
1090 Seto, Toyoka-shi, Hyogo, 669-6192, Japan
  • 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 are they 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. Kinosaki Gelato has various interesting flavors from black beans, citrus, brown rice caramel to matcha green tea. They are sold in convenience stores as well as local souvenir shops. Some souvenir shops’ tofu-milk ice cream which has a rich and creamy texture, melts in your mouth. Apparently, it contains real tofu, which goes with soy sauce and dried bonitos. Are you going to try it?!

As the aquarium is located in the northernmost part of the 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, hot springs, good food and beautiful scenery in the nature. If you are looking for activities in a natural environment, take a trip to Kinosaki!

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