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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” (407 reviews)
“sea creatures” (149 reviews)
“marine life” (138 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
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 2 days ago via mobile

By far the best aquarium I've ever been to. The whale shark is the highlight and the dolphin show is pretty cool too.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I caught the train late at 6pm as only 2 stops from st. regis hotel and we were the last ones to enter as it closed at 8pm. It was quiet & lovely watching the marine life. Only flaw, the staff shouting...More

Thank Laschuter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great rainy day spot with the kids in Osaka. We did get trapped with a seemingly endless flood of school groups but despite this the Aquarium was still an amazing experience. Recommend getting the day pass at a manned subway gate which will give you...More

Thank geomagic
Reviewed 3 days ago

The main fish tank is outstanding. Gave it 4 stars because my visit was a bit crowded but otherwise a great experience.

Thank aroscaaa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The biggest and best one we have been too. Very busy and lots of screaming kids but it is nice to see their excitement. The ice cream at the end was definitely a high light haha, was soooo yummy!! The whale sharks were absolutely wonderful...More

Thank Avril S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive aquarium. The most impressive thing is that whatever they advertise you might see, you will see. Feeding shows by the schedule. All animals are photogenic and there for you. Kids love the visit as well as adults. I think I can spend a whole...More

Thank Happyhare06
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best aquariums I've ever visited. Several floors and filled with aquatic life from all over the world. Give yourself a good couple hours to tour this. A quaint ferry ride over and back from Universal Port Hotel. Next to beautiful Ferris wheel.

Thank ckb7063
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Buy the combo ticket which allows you free rides on the subway for 1 day and entrance to the aquarium. This allows you to skip the queue at the ticket counters as well. Navigation to the aquarium from train station is pretty straight forward with...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stinks when you enter like wet fish market. Claimed as biggest aquarium but it’s the height or levels of the aquarium and not wide. It’s sad to see 2 whale sharks in a narrow aquarium swimming in circles and 4 or 5 huge Ocean sunfish...More

Thank tiger_downunder
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been to a number of aquariums all over the world and this one definitely was my favorite. The large central tank with whale sharks and other large fish was truly amazing. This aquarium is definitely a must see.

Thank weekendbob
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Peter R
4 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
16 May 2017|
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Response from umbrellahouseosaka | Reviewed this property |
It is 2300Yen for adult ticket. I recommend you buy a discount ticket which is ¥2,550YEN including one day unlimited travel pass!