Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

4.1
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
6,656 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • It was a nice Aquarium with lots of exhibitions. It was a little cool in there but maybe that was what was needed for the aquariums to function correctly (I don't know). Our kids got see see a lot of....  more »
  • This is an institutionalized animal cruelty. Stop this inhumane business. Please educate yourself and do not take children to a place like that  more »
  • This is a very cool aquarium but I couldn't help get the feeling that the ferris wheel next to it is about to fall down on top of us any moment.  more »
Google
  • Must see attraction in Osaka. A little far out by train but well worth the visit. Good photo opportunities and LEGO land is next door with a nice food court. Good opportunity to see the variety of rare fish and sea creatures. Can even see penguins and touch the sharks and sting rays! The centre tank is amazing and a must see with the huge sharks and rays. Be careful of missing things, you aren’t allowed to go back to see things you might have missed so take your time. Nice gift shop at the end to get some trinkets. Also has the stamp sites to complete the tour books!
  • This review ignores the question of whether or not animals should be held in captivity. I’m just commenting on the attraction itself, which was well put together. The layout is really clever and gives you some great views of the sea life. There is basically one main tank in the middle and you start at the top and the path gradually circles around this tank going down with different view points along the way. On the outside there are also other tanks with other animals in. At the end there is also an area where you can touch rays and small sharks, not my thing but if you had kids with you something I can imagine they would like.
  • Best aquarium I’ve ever been to!!! The whole place is a huge eight-floor big fish tank with great marine animals in it. The place is not a simple window display for the animals but an idea-aligned curated show with a deep thoughtful philosophy. Really cool and inspiring. They also have petting zone for stingray and fish. Nice location by the sea, 5 mins to the train station, next to a ferry wheel where you can have a bird view of the city. Definitely a must-go. Loved it.
  • The place was worth to visit, but please consider the waiting line take 30 minutes. Buy the ticket in advance whether in Seven 7, or any travel app. Notes for the aquarium management, please build wider place for the dolphin and penguins to let them more room to explore. Also, please be strict with the animal touching area some of the visitors seem to force holding fish fin. Recommend to provide guard in each point of aquarium for the stress-free life of the fish.
  • Best to visit during the early hours to avoid the incoming traffic. Take your time to enjoy the Penguins, dolphins, fish and the main attraction: whale sharks. There are stingrays, otters, and other sea creatures as well. There is information located at every corner to help you identify the different types of area animals and plants. Both flora and fauna look healthy and good. There are helpful arrows to guide your way but they're not necessary as the wound route is straightforward. You can touch stingrays and sharks as well but make sure you keep their restrictions in mind when touching these creatures. There are chairs available at corners in case you get tied and just want to admire the view. This trip is both educational and fun for the whole family.

Plan your trip to Osaka

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Osaka

See all ›
©
Theme Park
Universal Studios Japan
4.1
Duration: 6 hours
©
Castle
Osaka Castle Chuo
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District Dotombori
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
©
Specialty Museum
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Osaka

©
Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple Kyoto
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
©
Historic Site
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine Kyoto
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Neighborhood
Arashiyama Kyoto
4.3
Duration: 6 hours
Neighborhood
Gion Kyoto
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Osaka

©
Observation Deck
Kuchu Teien Observatory
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
©
Landmark
Kuromon Market Nippombashi
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
©
Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
©
Landmark
Osaka Nohgaku Hall
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Osaka

See all ›
Gift & Specialty Shop
Four-M
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The British Bag Chuo
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori Dotombori
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Shopping Mall
Imperial Hotel Plaza Osaka
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Osaka

See all ›
©
Historic Site
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Senko-ji Temple
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Religious Site
Kumata Shrine
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
©
Historic Walking Area
Hozenji Yokocho Namba
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Osaka

©
Neighborhood
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street Chuo
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Cooking Class
Eat Osaka
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Historical Tour
Osaka Free Walking Tour
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Nightlife
Backstreet Osaka Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Nightlife
Pinpoint Traveler
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
©
Aquarium
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle Kyoto
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle Himeji
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Trips to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan by other users

9 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BOTSWANA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM POLAND December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM POLAND January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium