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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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“whale sharks”(503 reviews)
“sea creatures”(177 reviews)
“marine life”(161 reviews)
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 3 days ago

we have always like aquariums so while we were in Osaka we could not resist of paying this one a visit. There was another one but according to Tripadvisor (!) this one was better. The setup is very cool. First you go all the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jecepede
Reviewed 3 days ago

1 of the best in the world, well presented and full of marine life! A great place to go! Excellent Kaiyukan

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank j0hnw00
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spend around 3 hours here. This is one of the best aquarium I have visited. The explanations come in English which is really great, hard to find in Japan. The variety of marine exhibit is so diverse that I am so surprised. The kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ncw2
Reviewed 4 days ago

This being my third visit since 1999. Yes, the shark was the main attraction and so were the seals. A good place to visit not only for kids but also adults. Getting the chance to have a very close look is amazing, especially manta ray....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ezen2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most amazing aquariums I have every visited. The size and variation of the tanks and the many many different environments was just stunning. Great for kids of course.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jetlaggard59
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely aquarium with exhibits which were categorised by areas such as the ring of fire. There were seats in front of the giant tank where visitors cld sit and watch the marine animals in it. My favourite part was the cafe which sold delicious ice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Purplechemistry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you find not one, but two living swimming whale sharks! I was so giddy and excited to see them. Truly a must see

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pioneer699197
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd probably had a better time if it wasn't too crowded. During that time there were several schools that were during school trip. We were basically surrounded with them and it was really loud. The animals were pleasant and healthy and I love the huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gjie2cute
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was one of the better Aquariums we have seen. But it can be very busy and crowded so suggest going early. Dont get caught up trying to get a view of the whale shark tank at the first window like most tourists. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WC0016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on our last day in Osaka, and it was a nice way to spend the afternoon. It’s a little out of the main district but easy to find via train. There was another aquarium we went to in Hiroshima, which we felt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 January 2018|
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Response from foovungt | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
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.
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23 October 2017|
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Response from bobh866 | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better