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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6576-5501
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of...

See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though you’re underwater.

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As i knew, it is one of the largest aquariums in the world

Located near Osaka Bay, this colorful and uniquely designed aquarium certainly worth a visit, you can get there by Osakako subway station, next to it is Tempozan Ferris Wheel and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The aquarium would have been great if they limited the amount of people they let in. The enjoyment was taken over by the frustration of being pushed and shoved by hordes of people all trying to get to the front to see. It is well designed and full of amazing animals but to enjoy it fully I would recommend not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located near Osaka Bay, this colorful and uniquely designed aquarium certainly worth a visit, you can get there by Osakako subway station, next to it is Tempozan Ferris Wheel and a shopping mall with lots of restaurants

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not an attraction I'd normally visit, but my young friend was keen so I acquiesced and it was well worth the visit. Huge tanks offered views over a number of floors of a tremendous variety of species. The enormous tanks meant that the atmosphere is not too claustrophobic and hence an enjoyable and eye opening experience. It's location on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could stand and watch the main aquarium all day . Fantastic amount of varied species and the Whale Sharks are so majestic .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's about a 5-min walk from Osakako station. Located next to a shopping center with a food amusement centre, Lego Discovery Center and the Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Admission tickets were relatively cheap, costs about SGD60 for a family of 3, with a child. Different packages of tickets are also available, can include a ride on ferris wheel or cruise etc.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed most of the aquarium a lot, even though there were a lot of visitors. The tunnel at the beginning is really neat, as is the huge tank with the whale shark, stingrays and plenty of other fish. Some of the tanks are on the very small side however (like the delfin tank), which is such a shame for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great attraction especially for families visiting Osaka. It was nice getting to see the tanks from different levels. I saw some fish there that I have never seen before.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our kids insisted that we bring them here to see the whale sharks, and they weren't disappointed! There are two whale sharks in the main tank, along with hundreds of smaller but still impressive fish (my favorite was the hammerhead shark). We have visited a bunch of aquariums with our kids, and this was voted top by them (aged 9... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very clean and lots of variety of aquatic life. The highlight was the large middle tank with the stingrays, the jellyfish tanks and also the petting stingray tank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got my OSAKA KAIYU PASS if you are taking subway to visit the aquarium. The pass will give you unlimited rides of subway train for 24 hours. I think it is recommended to purchase the pass in the morning and you get to utilize it for 24 hours. So much to see in the aquarium. Main attraction has to be... More 

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