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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
from US$20.73*
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
from US$20.73*
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale sharks”(469 reviews)
“sea creatures”(172 reviews)
“marine life”(157 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 July 2006

A great aquarium, beat out my expectations. 2000 yen is a little expensive for an aquarium in US terms, but being that Monterey Bay was also 20 dollars USD i thought it would be okay. We took the subway there (non-JR line) and saw a...More

12  Thank zeezz
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 January 2015

I love Aquariums, i always have. I think they are hugely important for education and conservation purposes and provide an incredibly informative experience when done right. What i absolutely hate is when they get it wrong. Putting animals in tanks way too small, with no...More

29  Thank HollyS1190
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Beautiful Aquarium - You can spend Hours here. There's so many types of fish from all over the world, sharks, sting rays, seals, sea lions. There's exhibits you can even touch at the exit - Shark and Sting Ray. I think it's a great aquarium...More

Thank laurayinmay
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Booked tickets online so entry was a breeze! Amazing and huge aquarium, lots to see and well organized. Love the big big tank with the whale sharks and rays!

Thank puppylve
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

An above average aquarium with a great layout. When you walk in, the smell of a tuna can hits you hard, but quickly dissipates. Building has a great layout with plenty of break spots, cafe in the middle (with basic lunch) with a viewpoint to...More

1  Thank Ladeuce
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Lots to see, things are nicely organized to different regions for where you'd find the different fish species. The shark tank was large and you can view the tank at different levels. The jelly fish was neat to see as well! Do recommend checking out!

Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 8 October 2018

You take an escalator to the top where you work your way walking down as if your going deeper underwater. At least that's the feeling I got. This aquarium is well-organized by places around the world and you'll see plenty of interesting species. It's fairly...More

Thank davegras
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium. If you've been to the SEA Aquarium in Singapore, then the massive aquarium there is much better and I think the SEA has a greater variety of creatures on display. However, I enjoyed seeing the seals and sea...More

1  Thank WJL1
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had a really enjoyable afternoon in the Aquarium. Plenty to see and do and we liked the layout of the escalator taking you to the top of the building and you walk down following a route of different tanks based on regions from around...More

Thank Reuben J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Quite crowded but overall very good exhibits with plenty of animals that seem well kept. Expect to take more than a couple of hours to see throughly.

Thank Andre_Alho
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must see attraction if you are in Osaka. The main tank has two whale sharks which you get closer too than you would in the wild.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A storm was coming when I was in Osaka so I had to change plans and travel within Osaka, AND indoors. So I chose this thinking it would only take me an hour giving me time to do more things after. What convinced me was...More

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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