Shimoda Aquarium, Shimoda

4.0
Centered around a floating facility harboring a 600-ton tank, Shimoda Aquarium boasts energetic dolphin and sea lion shows. The dome makes up the central point of a barricade in the bay, creating a performance arena and living space for the resident dolphins of the aquarium. Standing on the floating causeway, you'll witness these creatures and their trainers pulling off tricks and stunts. Other activities include dolphin petting, feeding, dolphin trainer workshops for kids, and opportunities for boating around their paddock. Back inside the main building, see over 200 species collected from the Izu as they swim inside the enormous water tank. Our Shimoda trip maker tool makes visiting Shimoda Aquarium and other Shimoda attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Unique aquarium, as the name suggests, it is a floating aquarium in the sense that they have built a floating bridge on sea water and also building on top of sea. There are couple of Dolphin shows...  more »
  • Dolphins show and penguins show were good to watch. However, the sea turtles were kept inhumanely. It was painful to see them. Many huge sea turtles were packed in one tiny water tank. And the otters....  more »
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  • If you want to go, it is recommended to watch the show from 9:30. There is a show at each place until about 12:00 to get up for 30 minutes, so you can enjoy it. If you miss the 9:30 show, it will be free for about an hour and a half from 12:00.
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  • You can watch the dolphin show in a kayak. It was great.
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