All Aquarium and Zoos

Japan Aquarium and Zoos

Japan is famous for the quality and size of the aquarium including several aquariums that feature whale sharks. The two most famous aquariums in Japan are the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

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    Osaka Aquarium

    Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Osaka Aquarium features the display of two whale sharks. Osaka Aquarium obtains its Japanese name from the Japanese word Kaiyukan literally means ‘Playing in the Sea Pavilion’. In this aquarium, visitors can enjoy creatures as if they are read more

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    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is famous for its massive main tank which holds 7,500 cubic metres of water and features panel 8.2×22.5 metres. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium features tropical fish, over 80 spies of coral, sharks, including the massive whale shark and manta ray.

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    Hakone-en Aquarium

    Hakone-en Aquarium is both a fresh-water and salt water aquarium in Hakone-en, Hakone. Hakone-en Aquarium features thousands of fish on display, plus seals and penguins.

  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo

    Kyoto Municipal Zoo, in Okazaki Park in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, is the second largest zoo in Japan. The Kyoto Municipal Zoo has 700 species on display.

  • Iwatayama Monkey Park

    Iwatayama Monkey Park, in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto, is like an open range zoo that just has monkeys. There are around 170 wild Japanese macaque monkeys in Iwatayama Monkey Park, which can be fed food purchased on site.

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    Tennoji Zoological Gardens

    Tennoji Zoological Gardens houses some 1,500 animals of 300 different species, including koalas, lesser pandas, elephants, and the only kiwi bird in Japan. Tennoji Zoological Gardens is in Tennoji, Osaka.

  • Satsukiyama Zoo

    Satsukiyama Zoo, in Ikeda Osaka Prefecture, is a unique zoo in Japan as it has a collection of Australian animals including wombats, wallabies and sheep, from Ikeda’s sister city Launceston, Tasmania, on top of Japanese native animals such as monkeys and deer. Satsukiyama Zoo, which opened in 1957, has successfully read more

  • Tokyo Sea Life Park

    Tokyo Sea Life Park is an aquarium along the shore line of Tokyo Bay within Kasai Rinkai Park in Edogawa Ward Tokyo. Tokyo Sea Life Park features a 2,200t donut shaped tank with large fast swimming fish including blue fin tuna. In addition to fish, Tokyo Sea Life Park features read more

  • Shinagawa Aquarium

    Shinagawa Aquarium, in Shinagawa central Tokyo, features tunnel tank with a walk through tunnel where you can view sea creatures swimming over head and on both sides of you. Shinagawa Aquarium also features shows with dolphins and sea lions.