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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6576-5501
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of...

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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Amazing place

Great trip and many amazing species to watch. Definitely must visit in Osaka. Trip inside aquarium takes about 4h. I highly recommend

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dominika P
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip and many amazing species to watch. Definitely must visit in Osaka. Trip inside aquarium takes about 4h. I highly recommend

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is probably the best aquarium that I have ever been to. The way the building is set up sends you through a spiral that shows of marine life from places around the world. They cap it off with the open ocean where they have the Aquarium's main attraction, the Whale Shark. It is really something amazing to see in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Osaka Aquarium is a very interesting place to visit. They have a vast collection of sea creatures representing various marine environments, so unknowingly, you and the kids might learn something new. We went with our daughters, aged 7 and 12 who are both fascinated by fish and sea mammals, they loved the playful sea lions, the penguins and the... More 

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cambridge, MA
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the Osaka Aquarium! It is thoughtfully laid out into a single linear course, so you don't feel like you're missing anything, by habitat. We saw some of the feedings (sea lions, dolphins, coati), which were great, and a hybrid between a regular feeding and a show. We particularly enjoyed the whale sharks, the giant crabs, the sea lions,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the aquarium with my kids previously in Okinawa and I must say that this is less impressive. However, on all counts, this aquarium is already very high standard.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is basically a very well organized aquarium, located a bit nowhere. Totally fun for kids and family visits, a bit outdated and age shows on each part and turn. Price is rather high, but not drastic, just higher that I would think it should be, taking it's condition to consideration. One point down for that. Otherwise good place to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing we all enjoyed it and i think is one of the best around the world. It has different kind of fishes from different marine environments all over the world. The majestic whale shark was a plus. My kids enjoy the dolphins jumping here and there as well as the touch pool was really a live experience.

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Thank AKARRR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touching the manta ray and baby shark is cool. The animals looks healthier than the one I went in China but the one in China has more animals.

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Thank Johan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really amazing aquarium and perhaps the best I've been to. Getting the downsides out of the way first: one, there were tons and tons of people including many kids, maybe don't go on the weekend since it was so crowded that we could barely move around. Secondly, it's expensive at 2300 JPY for each adult. With all... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

been to so many aquariums coz I am an aquarium lover. but this one is truely amazing! it's a beautiful aquarium and i really enjoyed it. personally, i think it's a lot better than san Diego SeaWorld aquarium and has a lot more different fishes. the whale shark is a beautiful creature!

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