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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” (432 reviews)
“sea creatures” (163 reviews)
“marine life” (150 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6576-5501
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"whale sharks"
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"sea creatures"
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"marine life"
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"big tank"
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"touch pool"
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"mola mola"
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"petting area"
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"the pacific ocean"
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"different species"
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"ferris wheel"
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"the main attraction"
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"clams"
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Reviewed today

The kids were excited to visit the aquarium, and from the first 30 minutes it kept them occupied. But after 30 minutes, you would realise that the main attraction is a big aquarium on the middle of the building, and you spend time just walking...More

Thank mjckit
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Reviewed today

Whale shark is the main reason we went to the Kaiyukan, the ticket booth was not yet single queue so the waiting time might be different as in our case it was longer than usual, besides the ticket queue there is nothing to complain about...More

Thank paul1575
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Reviewed yesterday

Very large and with an awesome central tank that's like 3-5 stories high indoor. It had one path that u need to follow which sometime makes it easier for tourist, u are not suppose to wander around from floor to floor, there's one path you...More

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this place is amazing it is a various types of giant fish. i think this is a most beautiful aquarium in japan. well cleaned around and their no smells of fish.

Thank zenwillioms
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I normally enjoy aqariums and came with expectations based on visits to the aquariums in Monterey, Copenhagen and most recently in Lisbon. Firstly the mammals, including the penguins, all were in enclosures that seemed far too small for them, l felt especially sad for Pacific...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wheelchair users are well catered for in the Kaiyukan. Upon entry, the staff will take you up the lift to the top floor to look at the Japan Forest. Then they will take you down to the level where you can peruse the biggest tank...More

Thank kiraywm
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Aquarium tickets are sort of pricey. We went in the afternoon and the first few exhibits were super crowded. The further you go, the less crowded it gets. A lot of exhibits have multifloor tanks, so you might be able to see things below too....More

Thank Justyn S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium exhibit was great and, while crowded, it was a well organized exhibit and we got to see everything. The location is also fantastic, with great views, other nearby attractions, and an excellent food court next door. Highly recommended.

Thank Rodwilde
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. It is a must see if your visiting Osaka. We could have spent all day veiwing the different displays and the Whale shark tank has got to be the best on the planet. 5 Stars all the way. Staff super friendly...More

1  Thank HapkidoGoldCoast
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The only part that was interesting was the jellyfish displays. We have been to aquarium in Bangkok, Singapore and Lisbon and have to say all three were better than this one. Was expecting a little more from Japan.

Thank mez_mama
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lindamichelle1
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.
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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.
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Ann T
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better
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