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Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

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Address: 8252-3 Isohamacho, Higashiibaraki-gun, Oarai-machi 311-1301, Ibaraki Prefecture
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素晴らしい水族館! (Wonderful Aquarium!!)

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Reviewed 28 December 2016
Chiba, Japan
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Chiba, Japan
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

E after J 3歳の子供と訪れました。 海に面した絶好のロケーションで、建物はとても広く、展示物も非常に見やすいです。特に随所に階段式のベンチがあったりして、ゆっくり見ることもできます。 イルカショーも室内のため、雨の心配もなく、アシカショーも工夫が施されていて楽しいです。また子供連れにはうれしい、アスレチック(小学生未満)があり、トイレもすべて障害者用トイレにおむつを捨てるボックスや、ビニール袋も完備。ここまで至りりつくせりは、水族館で初です。文句なくNo.1の水族館でした。 I've never been to such a wonderful aquarium like this before! Especially, I recommend to such a family which has small children. This aquarium faces to the ocean and there is the wonderful national park near this aquarium. You might spend your time in a whole of day. You can see the dolphin show... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went with a Japanese friend and his sons. We had a great time! The show was funny and included in the admission. The outdoor exhibits were different than other aquariums I have been too. Lots of fun. The shark tank is huge! Pretty cool!

Thank bbstuff3
Mountain View, California
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

World is a steel-framed, reinforced concrete five-storey building, with an additional seventh floor observation room. Form the observation room, you can look out on to the beach. We took lots of pictures and even saw the second half of the aqua viewing show. This was where a scuba diver with an underwater camera took videos of the fish while two... More 

Thank Kuroi K
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We took our kids here for the morning and they loved it! All the exhibits have english names for the animals, which makes it easy for foreigners to enjoy. The aquarium is reknown for their sharks and they have two massive tanks full of sharks of all different sizes and shapes, including some incredibly large sand tiger sharks. They also... More 

1 Thank Sean M
Semarang, Indonesia
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I went by car with my friends, for the first time we watched dolphin and sea lion attraction. guess what? it was so attractive and great. It was my first time watched the great attraction. Their attraction made me amazed. When the dolphins jumped and dived, the audiences got water splashed, and we love it. After that we looked around.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I've been to a fair number of aquariums, and this is definitely one of the best. Like most aquariums in Japan, there is little in the way of English signage, although you can usually get the names of the animals in any display. Huge sharks, a good variety of sea life, presented well. And the dolphin show was one of... More 

1 Thank Asterix135
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Oarai Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in Japan. Its totally themed as ocean and it is a good infotainment visit. It will take around half a day to cover the whole aquarium and it is clean well designed and unforgattable place.

Thank Pepperstory
Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We went by public transport, train then bus which stop directly at the place. It's a huge aquarium, we were very impressed with the display and collection and management. It's entertaining and educational. It would be nice if the info on the display sign are in English, now it's only in Japanese. Lots of kids which make the place lively... More 

1 Thank Suvit2011
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Very large aquarium with very atmospheric music, which I really liked, and oceanic themes, obviously, which I loved. Beautiful sea creatures! I loved every minute of looking at these wonderful creatures. The dolphin show was impressive, which I enjoyed very much. There was a small reptile room which was absolutely packed at all times. I did not like the fact... More 

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