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Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io-world”

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This is the largest aquarium on Kyushu, facing Sakura-jima, the symbol of Kagoshima. One of the highlights is the Umiushi (sea slug) Research Center, unusual anywhere in the world, which researches the rearing of sea slugs at the same time as clarifying their unusual ecology.

Street address

3-1 Honkoshin-machi, Kagoshima City

Access

Route1

  • Kagoshima Shiei Bus (No. 15, 16, 2, 24, 25, or 26) Kinsei-cho to Kagoshima Suizokukan-mae 3 minutes

Route2

  • Kagoshima City Tram Kagoshima-Chuo Station to Kagoshima Suizokukan-guchi 15 minutes

Opening Hours

9:30 to 18:00 (entry to the aquarium up to 17:00)

Closed

The four days following the first Monday of December

Website

http://ioworld.jp/english

Best season

All year

Point

Every day, the dolphins of the aquarium go out into the outdoor waterway connected to the sea, and you can gain a close-up view of their gripping performances, with jumps.
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