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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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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, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed today via mobile

I didn´t want to go there, I´ve seen many aquariums, but I´m glad I went. Escalator brings you to the top floor and you walk down as you are passing many displays. All journey is around giant tank in centre of aquarium, where Whale Sharks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ondřej K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Anyone thinking of going here should be ashamed of themselves i was just scrolling through things to do in osaka and couldnt believe when i saw an aquarium that has whale sharks, disgusting. If you want to see a whale shark up close then go...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adamsP7432BU
Reviewed yesterday

First off, I'll start by saying that some of the aquariums are absolutely fantastic. The Australian coral reef display was stunning, as was a number of the others. However, the majority of the "big fish" were simply in cages far too small. As a keen...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James Q
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The aquarium had a nice area for Artic marine life that showed the impact of global warming and melting ice. The giant salamander was cool.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scenic546951
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The location is easy to get to. But I would advise you to pre-purchase your tickets to skip the queue. There were quite a lot to see and the giant aquarium with the whale shark is most impressive. Give yourself about 1.5hrs to complete all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was raining when we went there, luckily the aquarium is indoor and we can stay inside for a few hours. It’s fascinating because it’s our first time to see such a big whale shark. Although it’s not the biggest because it’s not fully grown...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elise_Leibl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

By far a magical place to visit. Whalesharks...dolphins...seals...pennguins. this place had them all. What struck me was the numerous seats all over the aquarium.. that was a wonderfully people centric touch. Spend at least 2 to 4 hours there. There are a few nice gift...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LesterC172
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must admit I only went as I wanted to see a whale shark up close. We have many great aquariums in Australia, but none with whale sharks! The aquarium is not bad but not great. There are lots of pushy people all trying to...More

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

Awesome fish - check Jelly fish - check Mammals - check Amazing experience, even with big crowds. They have the normal awesome fish exhibits, including hammerhead sharks and whale sharks. PLUS seals and dolphins and otters! Perfect!

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

In principle a nice place with fine exhibition BUT the place let in by far to many people at the time. On top people with enourmous check-in bagages are allowed in. This together with strollers make it impossible to move and small children di not...More

Date of experience: February 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.