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. Our Osaka tour app makes visiting Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and other Osaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I didn´t want to go there, I´ve seen many aquariums, but I´m glad I went. Escalator brings you to the top floor and you walk down as you are passing many displays. All journey is around giant tank in ...  more »
  • Anyone thinking of going here should be ashamed of themselves i was just scrolling through things to do in osaka and couldnt believe when i saw an aquarium that has whale sharks, disgusting. If you wa...  more »
  • Whale sharks are seen, very high level of satisfaction! You have time please try visit! Is fun!
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  • I didn't enter aquarium because it was late, and I was running low on cash. But what you can see for free is a spectacular light display outside the aquarium. Various animals from fish, jellyfish, dolphins, whales are displayed in colourful ,alternating light patterns with accompanying sound effects. And behind it is the giant Ferris wheel of Osaka ! Where you can get a lovely view of the city and look at this aquarium, especially the display of the whale with fishes swimming towards it. It's a distance off the Osaka loop which you get with JR passes ( can't recall exactly price but round trip back to the loop is
  • Very well maintained hot spot that's definitely a delight to visit whether for children or adults. Especially love the jellyfish displays that were aesthetically pleasing and great for photographers. All the staff there were super friendly and smiled pleasantly when they were assisting the kids at the stingray petting area. There's a particular ice cream and snack corner in the aquarium with the greatest view of the sea, and it was the most breathtaking sight just as the sun was setting. Try the special blue soda soft serve ice cream that's apparently a unique flavour just for the aquarium! Tip: buy the tickets for the Ferris wheel/Ship/Aquarium together at a package price so that it's more worth it
  • The highlight of my visit is of course the whale shark. Pretty impressive being. The place is packed with tourists in the morning. So it's better to go late evening. Overall we had a good time. Best aquarium i have seen.
  • One of the few aquariums which hold whale sharks. Well laid out displays and interesting to see each display evolve as you walk down the height of the building. A little small when considering other internationally acclaimed aquariums. But they have made great use of space. Please be aware that the displays get crowded during peak hours.
  • A well run aquarium in a multi storey building. Great place for visitors of young and old. Fishes of various kind and size are on display. A commercial building with shops selling gift items is just by the side of the aquarium. It also has a food court. Visitors can buy food and drink and take a rest there after a long walk. Really convenient.
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