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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a very nice aquarium, nicely done up. But there no "wow"-factor in the place. One will take a lift up and walk downwards. If I need to comment, it's a nice place to visit if you have nothing else to do. If you...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This aquarium is one of the best i ever visited. the location is easy to reach (train) and its very family friendly with a nice location right on Osaka bay. The interior is impressive and the fish to see in their main pool are pure...More

Thank Viajero_10250
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You get to see a variety of sea animals. There are kids zone for them to learn and play which is very well designed. Love this place.

Thank Angel N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well laid out and interesting. You spiral down to get a deeper view of the tanks. Some stunning fish and other marine life. The jellyfish were great. We went on Sunday which was a mistake as it was packed. I am sure it would be...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can't explain the emotions that I had then ..... It's place miraculous, grand, fabulous, fantastic,amazing,magic,colorful ,,,,, I felt me like in a ocean,,, .....!!♡♡♡!! I would like to stay there forever>>>°°°

Thank Naz Q
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing aquarium with so much more than just aquatic animals. There are so many different animals to watch, as they play in very large and well maintained enclosures. The main tank is incredible with the whale shark. The feeding shows are incredible, the seals were...More

Thank EAC-travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was going to be an overcrowed tourist trap, but I was completely wrong. They host one of the largest tanks I have ever seen with plenty of room (once you get through the clog of people stopped at the very first exhibit).

Thank 4l7278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to quite a number of aquariums elsewhere in the world, and I must say that Osaka’s Kaiyukan Aquarium is a world-beater! With such comprehensive exhibits properly arranged by major marine region globally from Pacific to the Arctic, you will feel that the ¥2,300...More

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s my first trip to this amazing aquarium. Lots of unique species. Good up keeping and very clean. Had a good time with my friends

Thank noami88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a large aquarium with some large fish inside, for example the whale shark. Beware for the amount of visitors. It is really crowded at the top and fortunately a bit less when you go lower and lower.

Thank Bo B
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14 January 2018|
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Response from Foo Vung T | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
Kristi M
11 January 2018|
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Response from Shelley M | Reviewed this property |
Check if your hotel sells the tickets. we stayed at universal port and they sold the tickets and ferry tickets also. Very easy and not crowded day we went. Never saw any lines to get it. Well organised. Enjoy.
Ann T
23 October 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better