Speaking of December, it’s all about light-ups and illuminations.
Starting around mid-November, The event of Christmas illuminations will be held at Kyoto Station Building.
At Kyoto Aquarium, which is close to Kyoto Station,a light-up event is held only on the days of Night Aquarium.
Night Aquarium at Kyoto Aquarium
Kyoto Aquarium has extended its business hours from 6pm until 8pm, and is holding a limited-time event called Night Aquarium, where you can enjoy the sights and performances of creatures that can only be seen at night.
After 5 p.m. on the day of Night Aquarium, the lights inside the museum are dimmed and dimly lit lanterns are placed in front of the aquarium.
You can spend a different time than during the day because
you can watch critters sleeping and fish swimig leisurely.
At Dolphin Stadium, the water curtain is lit up twice a day.
You can enjoy a fantastic spatial art where water, light, and sound intersect.
It is only performed twice a day, from 6:00 pm and from 6:30 pm, so don’t miss it!
There are other things to see besides the light up at Night Aquarium.
It is said that you can see “Giant Salamander” moving slowly and the penguins sleeping close together.
The 2023 version of the “Penguin Correlation Chart” that we introduced in the 2020 KoI Service has been uploaded to the official website.
Be sure to check it out when you go to Night Aquarium at Kyoto Aquarium.
When you go out, please check the latest information on the official website etc.
※Event date:Night Aquarium is held on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from April to November, as well as during the summer vacation period etc.
※Please check the business calendar for the dates of Night Aquarium.
Information of Kyoto Aquarium
Inside Umekoji Park, 35-1 Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Please check the business calendar as it varies depending on the day.
No closing days ※Temporary closures may occur due to aquarium maintenance or weather conditions.
Adult: 2,400 yen
High school student: 1,800 yen
Junior high/elementary school students: 1,200 yen
Infant (3 years old and over): 800 yen
・About 15 minutes walk from JR Kyoto Station
・Approximately 7 minutes walk from JR San’in Main Line “Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station”