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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Open Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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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 19 May 2012

Great attraction for all ages especially children. The journey started from 8th floor and there is several viewing corner on each floor for customer to enjoy. The aquarium divided into areas such as Japan Forest, Ecuador Rain Forest, Antarctica, Great Barrier Reef (my choice) etc....More

Thank Skywalker0611
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Great for all ages. Buy a combined ticket to go on the nearby ferris wheel to get great views of the city. Really impressive aquarium with species around the world.

Thank Mario1547
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Spent an hour or so here while having a half day in Osaka from Kyoto. The area around is quite pleasant, some nice shops and the big Ferris wheel nearby. It costs 2000 yen to get in, and is about five minute walk from Osakako...More

Thank boyvision
Reviewed 11 May 2012

An hour inside will be enough. It's so small and took at least 20 mins walk from the train station. Nothing too much to look at along the way to the aquarium either. But the food court mall next the aquarium actually worth to try....More

Thank Ming S
Reviewed 10 May 2012

what a great experience. a spiral aquarium when you walk down into the aquarium to view the animals and fish at a variety of levels of the ecosystem. A beautifully presented and well kept attraction. Easy to get to via the subway. Crowded, buy a...More

Thank leighcam
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We had heard great things about this Aquarium, well it wasn't that great. It was way too crowded, there was no order in how visitors moved inside so you had to work your way through the crowd to get a good glimpse of the fishes....More

Thank Terebv
Reviewed 8 May 2012

A tourist first goal in Japan is to immerse in its distinctive culture and appreciate the world heritage sites of shrines, castles and temples. The Osaka Aquarium doesn't offer any historical value but provides a very educational value to the environmental enthusiasts. Located at the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Great place for kids. Good selection of marine life. A pleasant walk from the train station to the aquarium. Good food selection outside the aquarium.

Thank cglagdameo
Reviewed 7 May 2012

great way to spend a couple of hours at 2900 yen for the aquarium and harbour cruise , recomend highly as am not usually a fan of zoos etc

Thank mermaidgem
Reviewed 6 May 2012

The whale shark is the main feature of the aquarium but when you see it swimming around in circles you start feeling bad for him. They had a really huge devil ray too and a few hammerhead sharks, leopard sharks, lots of rays and lots...More

Thank iamjmc
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Foo Vung T | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
Kristi M
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.
Ann T
23 October 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better