Kyoto Aquarium

In the Rivers of Kyoto area, the river recreation showing the amazing Japanese giant salamander (nationally protected species)

Life Connected by Water

Oceanless Kyoto basin has its own unique river culture. The enclosing mountains and their forests filter rain into streams that feed Kyoto rivers that in turn feed the Pacific Ocean. And, in the Kyoto Aquarium, there are 12 areas showing many of the life forms from upstream to downstream and on to the sea.
In the “Rivers of Kyoto” area, visitors will find aquariums reproducing the Kamogawa and Yura rivers. In the Kamogawa one, there are Japanese giant salamanders (special protected species). Likewise, visitors can watch fur seals and spotted seals and penguins swimming about. And, in the Sea of Kyoto area (a big tank) and the Beauty of Nature area, visitors can see small aquatic lifeforms, while the “Countryside of Kyoto” area recreates a hilly Kyoto landscape.



Is a salamander a fish or an amphibian?

Address 35-1 Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo-ku (in Umekoji Park)
TEL 075-354-3130
FAX 075-354-3170
URL http://www.kyoto-aquarium.com
Hours 10:00-18:00 (last entry 1 hour before closing/this may change with the season)
Closed Open daily
Adm Adults ¥2,050, High school and college students ¥1,550, Elementary and junior high school students ¥1,000, Age 3 and over ¥600
Access A 7-min walk from JR Umekoji Kyoto-nishi Stn/ /A 6-min walk from Nanajo-Omiya/Kyoto Suizokukanmae Stop and Nanajo Mibugawa Stop of City Bus

Facilities near by

photo:Kyoto Art Center

Kyoto Art Center

A confluence point for art and people in Kyoto

photo:Mizuno Katsuhiko Machiya Photo Gallery

Mizuno Katsuhiko Machiya Photo Gallery

Life through the eyes of Kyoto photographers

photo:Nishikawa Abura-ten

Nishikawa Abura-ten

The precious tools that were once used to extract rape-seed oil

photo:Miyai Furoshiki and Fukusa Gallery

Miyai Furoshiki and Fukusa Gallery

Taking a flesh look at the familiar tradition of “fukusa” and “furoshiki”

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