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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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  • One of the biggest and most impressive aquarium I had seen. Also the place was very crowded, it was well laid out and had a variety of fish and mammals. It is recommended to buy the combination ticket...  more »
  • Loved this place! Although it was quite crowded, it was easy to navigate and we were able to get good views of every tank. The whale shark was awesome! My boys (4&6) loved every minute. We took our ti...  more »
  • I'd get people with fixed times. in some places there's too many people and you can enjoy the Aquarium. always a good experience despite a few fish are in a little small ...
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  • What's good The sheer size and the variety of aquatic creatures is huge. We saw it as one of top attractions of Osaka and visited but the place took us by surprise. Spread on eight levels and keeping from the tiny fishes to the 12 metre long whale shark, it was worth an evening. What's not good Nothing. It was perfect. What to do Play with the dolphins. Don't miss the special exhibitions and don't forget to touch the eagle rays at the end of tour in the open aquarium - it's some experience. The whale sharks will take most of your time as they swim in the gigantic aquarium at the centre of building.
  • Worth a visit. There are many levels and you will start to view from the top... spiralling downwards to tree ground floor. Some of the floors can be a bit repetitive as the "fish tank" can be so huge that it can be a few floors "long". Hence you will be seeing the same species of fishes even after walking down a few floors. At the ground floor, there's a section where you can be more hands on & feel the fishes. Overall good experience.
  • 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
  • A definite must visit when in Osaka with family. Kids of all ages will enjoy the myriad of exhibits. Spent good 3hrs last time there with the family. When buying tickets at the counter, avoid the boat tour unless you're into sightseeing the industrial areas, docks and shipyards.
  • Wow!best place to visit while in Osaka! Be it with family, friends or even alone! Good transport to the place from Namba station, Wide variety of aquatics! You can have a view of the Dolphins if you haven't!! You also need to be resilient for the place is vast! you may get tired before reaching halfway!!!! Souvenirs are also available for your rememberance! The entry fee is also reasonable. When in Osaka don't miss the fun in this place 🐧🎡🛳📷📸🎌👻🐬🐋🐟🐡

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