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Oga Aquarium Gao

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Address: Togashiohama, Oga 010-0673, Akita Prefecture
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Oga aquarium

Very nice place to take the family for a Sunday drive the scenery before you reach the aquarium is amazing staff are very friendly

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shivy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located on the coast, the views from the Aquarium are truly stunning. The aquarium is small and well organized, perfect for a short visit or with children. When you first walk in there is on double story tank that holds a variety of sea life. It is mesmerizing and the room is dark illuminates the exhibition even more. My daughters... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to take the family for a Sunday drive the scenery before you reach the aquarium is amazing staff are very friendly

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Thank Shivy L
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Gao was a very nice aquarium. They have seals, penguins, and polar bears. They offer a variety of different types of fish both from around Japan and the Amazon. If you have kids there is "petting zoo" kind of place where kids can interact. I really recommend going, but it can be difficult to reach without a car as the... More 

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Tokyo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

The aquarium is set in a stunning part of Oga, with wonderful ocean views. However, in terms of being animal friendly, only average. The bigger animals didn't have much room to move--pretty typical for a Japanese aquarium. I wouldn't go again.

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Akita, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

i've been about 3 times over the years with my kids and it's quite a good aquarium but not so big. there's a polar bear here, an Amazon tank, seals, penguins and stuff plus a big tank with all sorts of fish in. i believe you can get here by bus from Akita City but i'm not sure. don't expect... More 

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Kanagawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

The aquarium is located on the coast of Oga peninsula with beautiful sea sights. Even though it was small, it was organized quite well. There were two polar bears. Fortunately, we were there at their feeding time, and were able to watch them looking around, jumping in a pool, grabbing apples from a hole on the wall, etc. Besides bears,... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2010

This aquarium was built on the coast of Oga Peninsula. When we went during the winter, it was almost empty, which I loved! You can purchase admission to include a meal at the restaurant. Spent over an hour and a half, walking through the attractions. There's a lot of information and an area for children, including a hands-on petting aquarium.... More 

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