Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

4.2
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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  • Best time to visit is afternoon till night. Great sights, bright lights. Aquarium is a bit pricey but worth the cost. Good shopping area too.  more »
  • There are different types of fishes and marine species there got me so mind blown. There is also a place where you can pet the sharks and sting rays  more »
  • Although a little out of the way in the Osaka Bay Area the aquarium is easy to reach and the JR loop line makes it accessible from many districts of Osaka. We stayed near Ogimachi Park in the Umeda...  more »
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  • 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.

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