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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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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 yesterday

A bit of a journey from where we were staying, but it was certainly interesting. Not the cheapest thing to do in Osaka, but well worth the money. Can get busy.

Thank Fraserland
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was there on a weekend morning with my 5 year old, and there was a heavy crowd. I had bought my tickets at the Universal Port Hotel, so I was able to avoid the ticket lines (which were pretty long). Good points 1. Luggage...More

Thank Florence S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely. Escalators take you up and you walk down observing different kind of fish and animals. At the end you can even touch sharks!

Thank Ivana274687
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good for kids and family. This place is so excited for the kid. And you can schedule the time for see all show.

Thank tan A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is suitable for families with kids. Do not need to spend too long here, maybe just in the morning. If you buy 1.5days Universal studio tickets, you can head to Universal Studio after lunch and rest (3pm entry for half day ticket at...More

Thank Wiwan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Biggest, awesome aquarium I’ve seen so far! 8 storeys high, it features a lot of the beautiful creatures you only get to see in books, even the most exotic ones.... come early to avoid the crowds and the kids on field trips. Do get the...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with my teenage kids, the place was ok, I wouldn't say they were bored, but they were not super excited either. I think it's more catered for younger children, perhaps up to 10-12yrs old. Explanations all in Jap. Visitors had a chance to touch...More

Thank crabcrabby
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the largest aquarium in the world, Kaiyukan was an amazing experience. Suitable for kids and family visit. There is a market outside of the aquairum, so after a half day visit, we had lunch in the market, and it's near to train station as...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really expected more. The main tank, although containing some spectacular fish, felt rather empty, there was no colour, it felt cold. The other tanks are OK but again, not as good as Singapore.

Thank charlestidswell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The layout of the aquarium is great as you descend down around the tank. Know when the feeding times are so the kids get to see all of the animals and fish active. There are also bathrooms and resting areas located every 1~2 floors as...More

Thank ChangDe H
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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