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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

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Marvel at the beauty of the natural world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, devoted to the interconnectedness of all life and the brilliant diversity of underwater ecosystems. The aquarium holds about 30,000 species and is organized by geographical region, paying closest attention to the Pacific Ocean. Enter through the immersive tunnel tank, then look for the whale shark, the various species of penguins in the Antarctica section, and the interactive touch tank in the Maldives room, where visitors can pet sharks and rays. Use our Osaka vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and other attractions in Osaka.
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  • Osaka Aquarium is a very fun and educational experience. It's very easy to get to by public transport. Unfortunately I went on a rainy day and there was already a big line up in the morning. So make s...  more »
  • Probably one of the best aquariums in the world and definitely the best I've been to. Highlights were the long penguins and whale sharks. Be prepared to spend many hours wandering around Thai fantasti...  more »
  • Lovely afternoon in Kaiyukan to get away from the summer heat. Lots of creatures very big and very small. We caught the feeding times for the dolphins and sea lions. Very entertaining. Plus the whale ...  more »
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  • This place was amazing. It was a great treat on a hot spring day to enter into this amazingly crafted aquarium - I really felt like I was underwater and that I had gone to the arctic afterwards. There's all manner of undersea creatures with a huge variety and an abundance of vantage points. You will absolutely not be disappointed. There's even a fish/ray petting area! It's crazy. Anyway definitely do this, and if you plan on taking the subway there and back I think the pass with the unlimited one day subway pass is a good value, obviously even better if you go a lot of other places that day too
  • Such an amazing place. A definite must go in Osaka, especially if you have young kids, are photography enthusiast and like to experience sea life. They have good variety of sea animals and every animal can be seen clearly at one place or another. If you cannot see any particular species from a place, don't worry just move forward, cause the same animal can be seen from a different view point in the aquarium.
  • This is the place if you really want to know what lies beneath the sea. Love seeing how the sharks and the manta rays swim about. Nature lovers will find this place relaxing. You get to watch seals, dolphins, otters, all types of jelly fish, octopus, unusual crabs and many more. Photography enthusiast will have a field day immortalising the different varieties of creatures great and small. Don't forget the patting pool where you get to pat and stroke baby sharks and sting rays. Kids and even adults love it. Don't miss it!
  • This is one of the best aquariums I have ever been to. The place is huge and it has a whale shark! You can easily spend a few hours here because there is so much to see. And if you have extra time in the area there is the Legoland and some nice restaurants.
  • Excellent experience. It was lovely from the start to finish. Penguins, Dolphins, the Sea Life at the Great Barrier Reefs, Sea Otters and others. Enjoyable experience, recommended to anyone visiting Osaka. There is a Ferris wheel nearby too. I used the Osaka Kaiyu ticket to get here and then to Osaka Castle. Gives discount and free subway and bus travel all day.