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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale sharks” (421 reviews)
“sea creatures” (151 reviews)
“marine life” (140 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is quite big and has several sections that contains different animals. We saw otter, sea lion, capybara, penguins, shark, whale, dolphin, and many different marine animals. It's a nice place to visit but not special and a bit boring. I think SEA Aquarium...More

Thank Malachy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights of my two week Japan trip. The entry fee isn't the cheapest, but it is well worth it in my opinion. The number of unique and rare creatures you can see so closely here is astounding. There is loads...More

Thank Eva L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan was on our list of places to go to keep our children happy! In the end, it worked out to be one of the best places we went to on our trip to Japan! I am not usually keen on aquariums but...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is very well designed for all marine life, exhibiting them in their natural habitat and is spacious for the big fellows like the whales to freely roam around. It present a very good layout for visitors to see, learn and observe marine life...More

Thank Adrian Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being excited to visit I was left saddened by the lack of space in most of the tanks. I couldn’t wait to see the whale sharks for the first time, it turned out to be the last straw, with a heavy heart and tears...More

1  Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first we didn’t plan to visit the Kaiyukan aquarium but as we visited the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and cruise along the Osaka bay, we finally decided to give it a try. We knew that the aquarium is famous for its size and numerous of...More

Thank Patcharin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good the aquarium looks like very old but inside the water condition was good so most of sea animals were healthy as the property located beside of sea. We excited to watch all sea animals. at 1st visit to the restroom since if you start...More

1  Thank Elishahappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to several aquariums around the world, I was expecting a lot from this one especially with all the hype. I felt a bit disappointed overall as the tanks are a bit overcrowded, the crowd was often very loud (school children) and the layout...More

Thank francismaheen77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was centrally located along the chuo line and within 10 mins walk from the station. Many restaurants and Lawson stores were located within the walk to the aquarium. Nicer and bigger aquarium than the Nagoya Aquarium. The Okinawa Aquarium tops all Japanese aquarium. We...More

Thank iceblended
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Level after level of amazing fish and ocean wild life, we spent about 4 hours here!!! Must do if you can. The stingrays, whale shark and all the jelly fish were personal favourites

Thank Debz M
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Ann T
23 October 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, the weekend might be better during the late Fall/Winter, no children from school programs.
Peter R
5 June 2017|
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Response from isatto | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website, they do lend wheelchair. For wheelchair users Visitors who use wheelchairs in the aquarium are requested to come to the KAIYUKAN Information Counter located on the 2F of the Entrance Building to... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Hal T | Reviewed this property |
roughly $25.00 US per person. They do have special prices -- (i.e. child, senior, group, holidays). They also have prices that combine the aquarium and going on the ferry to the neighboring Universal Studios (separate... More

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