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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 201 attractions in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really huge aquarium with 7 storeys. When you enter, you take a long escalator right to the top and you walk all the way down. Many species of fishes and penguins and dolphins. Really a great place for both adults and children. Beside the aquarium, you can also take a ferry ride and theres a shopping mall beside it with... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Huge sea animals! It's a huge aquarium where you start walking from top to bottom. You get to see dolphins and penguins up close.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Everything you would have hoped for, and more. My whale shark fridge magnet now has pride of place on my SMEG.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Bought entrance ticket + captain line cruise 1 way ticket (to Universal City) at JPY 2700. Beside the aquarium is a shopping mall with great food court.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Wonderful layout for seeing a large variety of sea life. Although I don't have kids myself, several of my friends have told me that kids love the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a must-see attraction in Osaka. The sea animal is well fed and all appear to be so big size. Once you enter you will follow the path of descending spiral direction (Length about 700m). This is the first time i witness a whale in my lifetime. Sharks appear to be so small compared to the whale. At the... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I dont find aquariums interesting but this attraction really impressed me. Very informative and has english subtitles on each description

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Located 15 min metro from the center of Osaka - Umeda, this building is a huge 7 floors spiral shaped aquarium where you can enjoy a consistent variety of fishes, turtles, seafood, jellyfishes and water animals. There is a pool where kids can play with little sharks, explanation are in English. Slightly expensive. 2300\ for adults, 2000 foradults and students,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was heavy rain, thus, everyone tried to get somewhere indoor that we could spend some time. The aquarium arrangë "one way" route, it is quite impossible to walk back to catch some performances, it was a pity. Due to too many visitors, we can't stay on one spot for too long....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is probably the best aquarium we have ever been to! There is something for everyone here. It is a bit congested at the beginning but soon opens up and you can always find room for yourself and the kiddos once you get in to the main aquarium. Make sure to buy your tickets before you get out there. It... More

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