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KYOTO AQUARIUM offers many enjoyable attractions. We highly recommend taking the time to visit all 9 zones. However, for those wanting to visit specific attractions, we have highlighted the main features of each zone. We hope that you find this information helpful.
- The Kyoto River Zone consists of two pools based on the motif of two rivers: Kyoto’s Kamo River and the Yura River. This zone features one of Japan’s largest Japanese giant salamander exhibits.
- Don’t miss the adorable fur seals and earless seals as they leisurely roll around on the rocks! You may even see them doing acrobatic tricks in the water or popping up into view in the tubular pool.
- The Main Pool is KYOTO AQUARIUM’s largest tank containing around 500 tons of water. There are 7 viewing spots with unique features such as a fisheye lens-lookout and a cave. Treat yourself to a breathtaking view of the open sea from the second floor.
- The Ocean Zone is divided into four areas. The Coral Sea area offers views of the treasure trove of marine life that is the coral ecosystem. The Tide Pool Classroom lets visitors touch the tide pool inhabitants. The World of Invertebrates and the Kyoto Sea areas are also well worth a visit. We have pulled out all the stops to produce this interesting exhibit.
- Bottlenose dolphins are known to have a strong sense of camaraderie. Come see these friendly dolphins at play with one another. Their highly agile and dynamic movements in the water are thrilling to watch!
- This educational exhibit is designed to foster conservation of Kyoto’s natural environment and rare species of life. The exhibit offers a clear presentation of the current situation facing Kyoto’s native species based on different themes.
- Kyoto’s traditional countryside setting of rice terraces and irrigation canals has been recreated in a spacious area that blends seamlessly into the surrounding park. Visitors can develop a better appreciation of the interconnection of life by watching catfish, carp, and other aquatic life interact with the environment.