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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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Must go in osaka!

It was pouring when we arrived in osaka and randomly searched for a place to go. This aquarium was definitely one of our best finds! We spent 2.5 hours in there. Collection of... read more

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Singapore River, Singapore
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Singapore River, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was pouring when we arrived in osaka and randomly searched for a place to go. This aquarium was definitely one of our best finds! We spent 2.5 hours in there. Collection of marine life is extensive and don't forget to catch the gorgeous whale sharks!

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Taguig City, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited aquariums in Hong Kong, the US and Canada but this Aquarium in Osaka beats them all! Massive and well-organized, the Japanese sure know how to showcase the fish well and their petting zoo section (you get to touch stingrays and small sharks) is really cool. :)

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cagliari
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Aquarium is nice place to spent a relaxing day with the family and friends. Well constructed and reasonable price. We truly enjoyed

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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Easy to get to by train from our hotel and an interesting place to visit, nicely laid out with explanations in English.

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a memorable aquarium with a well-arranged design to travel from one ocean to the next. There are many explanations in English and also rental recorded guides. Hands-on opportunity to touch sting rays.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can spend about 2-3 hours here! My 14mth toddler loves it! He was enthralled by the dolphins swimming in the huge tanks! We were there on week days and it was not crowded.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Aquarium is beside Legoland and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Nice Aquarium. Great place to visit if you have kids. There's even a place where you can touch some of the fishes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can said that we had visited lots of aquariums round the world and this one in Osaka is definitely worth your visit. Is spanned over 8 floors with the top floor a rainforest kind of concept. Somthing different that I had experienced though is not exactly very big. There are various feeding times so make sure you time your... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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I loved my time at the aquarium. So much sea life that I hade never seen before. It was quite crowded at times, but soon discovered that if you just keep going down the aquarium there will be less people. A great place to take kids.

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The huge bassin blows you away. The dolphins are very playfull and the otters too. You can even carefully touch some fish at the end.

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