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Kamo Aquarium

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656 Okubo Imaizumi, Tsuruoka 997-1206, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-33-3036
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World's Unique Jellyfish aquarium

Looking at jellyfish swimming will really sooth your soul. It is exceptional experience to reset... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Nasushiobara, Japan
Fun with a pram, quirky seal show, rainy season misty glass.

I had a baby in a pram with me this time. It was very accessible with the pram. The seals were very... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
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“day trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
656 Okubo Imaizumi, Tsuruoka 997-1206, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 235-33-3036
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Looking at jellyfish swimming will really sooth your soul. It is exceptional experience to reset your stressed daily life. Guaranteed to see something better after visiting this place.

Thank YoshiStrat
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I had a baby in a pram with me this time. It was very accessible with the pram. The seals were very playful and were swimming in the pool used for the seal show before the show started. The tank glass was rather dirty due...More

Thank YoroNikki
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Small aquarium with jellyfishes being its main attraction. It's well kept, clean and enjoyable. Kids will have a fun time. There is also a sea lion show and some tanks with marine mammals.

Thank Daba2010
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Another spotlessly clean aquarium in Japan! This aquarium specializes in jellyfish, and as you can see from the pictures, there are a couple of enormous tanks of them, bigger than I have ever seen. Bizarrely, the music played over the loudspeakers throughout the aquarium is...More

Thank socalguy93063
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went here for a half day visit and was very surprised by just how many types of jellyfish and other sealife was on display there! Their building is very modern and the displays are creative and really take advantage of the jellyfish. Overall, a great...More

Thank Derek Y
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great day trip out to Kamo Aquarium. Admission is 1000 yen for adults. Bus leaves from outside the station. Inside Kamo easy to understand routes as well as some information plaques written in Japanese as well as English. There is a Explanatory Talk on how...More

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee 1000 yen for adults. Various displays: freshwater fish, marine fish & of course many jelly fish. 3 side shows: sealions, feeding of jelly fish (both only in Japanese but each last about 30minutes) and also feeding of seagulls (yep Pavlov's dog experiment with...More

Thank DHWild
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great jelly fish display. Kids enjoyed the seal show. Highly recommend. Restaurant and ice creams were yummy. Much fun!

Thank Johnny T
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Didn't really want to visit it but went in when the sun got too hot. It was great! Great variety of jellyfishes that were mesmerising to see. You can get here from Tsuruoka Station via the Yunohama bus, but be careful as this line alternates...More

Thank Yew Hong N
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Kurage (jellyfish) are the big draw at Kamo Aquarium. The kuragetarium, as it’s called, contains a marvelous, extensive display of different kinds of these fascinating creatures taken from the waters around Japan and throughout the world. In addition, the aquarium contains tanks displaying a wide...More

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19 January 2017|
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Response from Vanessa T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there's a bus that leaves the station at stop 4 at 9.00am. Every bus after that is on the hour and the last is at 16.00pm. From the aquarium to the station, the first bus is 8.55am and on the hour throughout the day... More