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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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  • Excellent49%
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-10 Kaigandori Minatoku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First visit to an aquarium. The experience was mesmerizing. Explored large number of sea species. Penguin and seal show were best part of this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roving666915
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just like any aquarium, your fascinated by the big tanks and the varierty of fish and sealife stored in the tanks. However, after you see one aquarium they all tend to be same after awhile. However, the aquarium in Haeundae, South Korea was way better...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelwithcontext
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just like a comment I read here on trip advisor. It was a conflicting experience. I certainly enjoyed myself, however seeing the fishes enclosed in a restricted area was unsettling, the space provided was big but after all they are still wild animals, a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank soniaatan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This caused great conflict within myself. I’m not sure if I enjoyed it. Seeing those majestic whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, dolphins, turtles, sunfish, seals etc in enclosures literally brought tears to my eyes.. However, they are there, and I was there to see them. As...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Experience the atmosphere of many fish. But photographing people is not clear because the inside is dark Take better animals.Very clear glass, can see aquatic animals very cute. If there is a chance, should go.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mew1234457688
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the biggest aquarium I have ever seen. It was so cold when we were there but it was fun. I would definitely recommend this.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank romyp2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

The main, big, tall tank at the center is amazing with big fishes and as we went down from the top, on the left hand side we saw other areas with smaller fishes as well. Actually unlike other reviewers here, I like the design of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vingrau
Reviewed 6 days ago

sure, the diversity of the fishes and sea animals are many, but it's an aquarium, nothing much is special. i kinda felt guilty, too, for the penguins and sea lions and other creatures. maybe it's just me. the kids and families seemed to enjoy much....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pinky P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially I couldn’t understand why this aquarium had such good ratings as it was really crowded at the beginning. Once you move past the first part you come to the main tank which is really amazing and worth the visit. I’m still not sure about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jac121
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate to say it but we’ve peaked too soon. After Singapore’s underwater world on Sentosa with its beautiful and well designed displays and variety of marine life, Osaka Aquarium with its sad lack of coral displays and sometime just plain blue painted backdrops, its...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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31 January 2019|
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Response from billkhoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's very busy so go early. Great aquarium
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.