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“Whale Sharks! ”

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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US$20.99*
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General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Ranked #10 of 1,320 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The whale sharks were a really highlight and amazing to see.

Top tip: we went just after 5pm after seeing a lot of comments about the crowds, but it was pretty empty, could easily see everything we wanted to and no obstructed views. Stayed till just before 8pm when it closes and was getting very empty then, would reccomend going later. Not sure if it was because it's off peak in April though.

Thank Veronica S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

They offer a combo ticket with the giant wheel and the cruise. The Acqarium is like many other but th u 's is the one we saw with the whale shark they are majestic. Other highlight are dolfin, turtle and sealion. Very crowded when v wher ed there. Easy to get to from the Osaka subway station osakako

Thank Arun R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It was one of the best aquariums we've visited. the information was enough to keep you reading more (you may need to pay extra for the audio guide, but its worth it!) and the best part, the WHALE SHARK!

we had a blast walking around (beware the crowds!) and also really enjoyed just sitting quietly and watching the fish swim by.. very peaceful. fully recommend. great for kids also :)

Thank JoandraC
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It may be the biggest aquarium we've been too (not the biggest sea park kind of thing). The main attraction of course is the huge aquarium in the center that houses 2 whale sharks and many other types of marine life. Our whole family loves visiting aquariums so this was one of the highlights of our visit to Osaka. We took the ferry across from the Universal City Port. The whole visit to the aquarium can be covered within 2-3 hours at max. There's a Kaiyukan Mall next door for some food.

Thank Zoora230
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here during our stay in Osaka and was well worth it. Our last aquarium was in Baltimore, USA and this completely blows that experience out of the water. Great maintenance, views and setup. Can get crowded so plan accordingly. Wonderful attractions and food court that neighbors this wonderful place.

Thank John P
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