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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 #4 of 222 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You can unbeliveably touch the shark!!! and giant built in aquarium,very easy travelling,near shopping center

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I like their way of presenting their sea animals Don't miss out a small cafe inside this aquarium, it was small but nice view.

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Iligan City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It's one of Osaka's attractions because its aquarium boasts of a large number of species of marine life. It's also located within a large shopping complex & playground & good for families & children.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I can easily spend 3 hours in the aquarium because there's lots to see and read about. I did feel sad when I saw some of the tanks were not really big as it looked rather crammed. When we entered, there was a huge group of students in front of us. We quickly bypass them so that we can enjoy... More

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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My amazement of life underwater makes Kaiyukan - in my perspective - a very interesting spot. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is a massive construction of artistic exterior and inside it, it has a wide collection of marine life display. I see Kaiyukan as a place ideal in facilitating the teaching of marine life science for small children - the layout would... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our second trip to the aquarium & we weren't disappointed, the feeding of the penguins was a great moment & was nice to see that they are being monitored. The petting area was a great experience & educational. The only negative was that the main tank didn't look very clean, it was murky, however there was 3 divers... More

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well worth the effort to spend a few hours at this Aquarium, Varieties of fish and water species from around the world. A leisurely relaxing day to do at a pace that suits your travel style.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have been to Singapore's Aquarium, and this is my second time being to this kind of aqua exhibition, but it's kinda worth it because I get to see the main attraction which is the whale shark as well as the smiling seal. It's really cute! =) Kids will love it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you are interested in animal welfare as I am, don't go. Tiny, cramped enclosures and tanks. Barren habitats. The poor whale shark in a tank so barren I felt immensely sorry for it. Three beautiful large arapaimas cramped into a tiny tank barely large enough for one. Don't even mention the dolphins, seals, penguins, etc. I was in tears... More

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Open everyday from 10.00 - 20.00 Admission fee for adult was 2,300 Yen. The aquarium was OK for me. It neither impressed nor disappointed. Get off at Osakako station (Chou line, the green) exit on. 1 or 2 and walk about 5 mins till you see Tempozan Giant Wheel.

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