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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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From US$21.58*
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
From US$21.58*
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in One Day in Osaka
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Spectacular aquarium. I've seen quite a few and I must say, this is absolutely top notch. So many tanks, big and small, to see and marvel at the creatures up close. Well done, Osaka. The aquarium is easily accessed by the metro. Don't miss it.

Thank MJB13
Reviewed 30 November 2012

My wife and I enjoyed this aquarium and loved seeing the river otters and dolphins playing (separately of course), but probably would have enjoyed it more without all the crowds. Not quite as good as the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, but this is a...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank DerekV_ThatsMe
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Packed to the roof and a waste of time. So disappointing. Not worth going unless you a fan of cramped dark spaces.

Date of experience: November 2012
Reviewed 28 November 2012

definitely educational for children, get the Osaka Kaiyukan Pass, it is included one day pass taking the Osaka subway. It's value for money pass.

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank ramlisan
Reviewed 28 November 2012

This is fine to travel there with kids.. children will like it .. get the pass with the subway very good pricing . the shopping is not bad .

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank quek666
Reviewed 27 November 2012 via mobile

Not that good when you have been to many aquariums. I would say that Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium is much more exciting. Osaka's one is boring as it just winds down various levels, seeing the same "tank" at different floors. After some time, you just bored....More

1  Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 21 November 2012

It's really hard to criticize an aquarium to begin with and I've been to quite a few. I have to say this is one of my favourites now. The aquarium's architecture is absolutely stunning and the inventory of aquatic species is beautiful. If you're in...More

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank soultosqueeze617
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I visited this place as we got a cheaper entrance fee when we bought the combo entrance ticket with osaka castle, it cost us 2600yen for the entrance fee of Osaka Castle and Aquarium. We were impress with the different and plenty types of creatures...More

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank autumnjing
Reviewed 19 November 2012

This is a must if you have time in osaka . Good for everyone. Nice view. There is a whale shark. It keeps 580 species and 30000 live creatures for display. We enter at the price at1900yen by giving a 100yen discount coupon of Osaka...More

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank Phoebe L
Reviewed 17 November 2012

You actually go round and round, deeper and lower to see all the exhibits at different levels and angles.

Date of experience: November 2012
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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.
23 October 2017|
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Response from bobh866 | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better