Kagoshima city

Kagoshima City Aquarium (Io World)

Enjoy the aquatic life of Kagoshima through the big aquarium and its abundant exhibitions!
The Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in Kyushu, is easily recognized due to its unique architecture.
Located just by the Sakurajima Ferry Terminal, it is easy to get to from downtown Kagoshima City and from Sakurajima.
The displays focus on the marine life of the Kaogshima coast and Kinko Bay, which lies just before you.
You can also see dolphins swimming happily in the open-air Dolphin Waterway outside the aquarium.
*The Dolphin Waterway runs right next to the Kagoshima Aquarium

* Nighttime at the Aquarium events held during Golden Week (late April-early May), weekends during summer vacation, the Bon holiday (mid-August), and Christmas Eve

Basic Information

Closed four days starting from the first Monday of December *Open normal hours during the year-end and New Year holidays.
Business Hours [Time] 9:30am~6:00pm       [Notes] final admission at 5:00 p.m.
  • Adults ¥1,500
  • Children ¥750
  • Children under school age ¥350
DirectionsKagoshima city tram (both lines): 8 min walk from the Suizokukanguchi stop
Kagoshima City Bus: Get off at the Kagoshimasuizokukanmae stop (Lines 16-2, 25, and 26 from the East 4-6 stops at Kagoshima Chuo Station)
Telephone Number099-226-2233  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
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