Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium いおわーるどかごしますいぞくかん

Attractive exhibitions with various themes such as the Kuroshio Current and “Sea of Nansei Islands”

The aquarium boasts a great location with Sakurajima directly in front. The main attraction is 10,000 marine creatures of approximately 800 species. The Gigantic Kuroshio Fish Tank, 25-m wide and containing 1,500 tons of water, is overwhelming. It exhibits fish such as whale sharks and tuna that migrate with the Kuroshio Current. There are many other exhibitions under different themes such as “Sea of Nansei Islands,” where you can see colorful tropical fish and live corals, and “Deep Sea of Kagoshima,” the aquarium has Vestimentiferan tube-worms/Lamellibrachia Satsuma (tube-worms), a rare creature found only in Kagoshima. 
There are other attractions including events to learn about dolphins and the diet of whale sharks, harbor seals and electric eels. 

Center of the city (downtown)
Theme parks

Basic Information

Address 892-0814 鹿児島県鹿児島市本港新町3-1
Access ・ Approx. 8 minutes’ walk from the Suizokukan-guchi streetcar stop
・ Approx. 1 minutes’ walk from the Suizokukan-mae stop on the #16 city bus line
・ Get off at Kagoshima Suizokukan-mae (Sakurajima sambashi) on the Kagoshima City View line
Car Park Yes
Open 9:00am - 6:00pm (last entry at 5:00pm)
Open until 9:00pm during Golden Week, Sat/Sun/national holidays during summer break, Obon holiday, Christmas Eve, etc.
Closures Four days starting on the first Monday in December
Links Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium Official Site
Download Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium brochure


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