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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 552-0022, Japan
+81 6-6576-5501
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Ranked #3 of 215 attractions in Osaka
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another... more » Owner description: See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though you’re underwater. « less
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Trondheim
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very many types of fish, and other animals to see. And some show with the feeding of the animals. Had hoped to see the whale shark, but it wasnt there. Very nice aquarium, worth a visit.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the organizational styling of the Japanese museums and exhibits - they launch you to the top floor and you work your way down. Clean and organized. Bathrooms were very new and clean. Food court in the nearby Tempozan market had an excellent variety of food including some Japanese chains and foreign chains. Not very many different species compared to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This Aquarium is fantastic, worked out to be about $20 AUD to get in, even though the whale shark is not in the aquarium at the moment it was still worth the trip

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Plenty to see and do and there are many more exhibits since my last visit. There are occasions when you can touch the different aquatic life and there is a good penguin display. You can buy a combined ticket for the aquarium and the Tempozan Wheel which makes it a little cheaper.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A really popular tourist spot in Osaka. The museum was amazing with many kinds of sea animals. It was huge and clean. However, it was a little crowded for its own popularity.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have to say that I have really mixed feelings about this place and will try to explain. On one hand the main tank is exceptional and you can get different views of different species depending on which floor your at. On the other, the whale shark wasn't there and some of the other tanks are WAAAAY too small for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Kaiyukan Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the world and it's well worth a visit. The main concept is to walk around a massive tank while exploring the different ocean levels around the Pacific's 'ring of fire' region, from Antarctic penguins to coral-reef Butterflyfish to strange jellyfish. I loved the enormous central tank, which had whale sharks and... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Simply the best aquarium I've ever visited. Smart layout, sea creatures great and small, amazing lighting. All in all an unforgettable experience

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We got to the aquarium at 12noon..... Queues were not so bad. Price was great...but big disappointment that the Whale shark was no longer there.... All our research showed it...but alas ...gone. We entered and found yhe stairs were a little tough, but manageable. What stuned us was the distance you have to walk. As you enter you dont notice... More

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St. George's, Grenada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am a biologist and I have been to many aquariums around the world and this is one of the worst. The tanks are understocked and have low biodiversity. Some of the animals appear to be stressed and in poor health. For example, Eagle rays are supposed to be black with white spots. Not grey. This shows poor health and... More

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