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“Informative, interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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 213 attractions in Osaka
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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 and lets you feel as though you’re underwater.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Informative, interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great deal for the kaiyukan all day pass which includes the entrance fee for the aquarium, all day subway pass, and discount fee for Osaka Castle, 2600 yen. Spent the whole morning there, playful river and sea otters, giant crabs and octopus and their star attraction, baby whale shark. Aquarium is divided into different regions of the world and the creatures that you may find there. Many restaurants connected in the mall next to aquarium. They were crowded (Sunday) and school was on break before it starts the new year. Nevertheless, it was fun, no trained animals here, so you see all the creatures in their natural state. Hands on pool to touch them too.

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The best Aquarium we've ever been to! Theres a WHALE SHARK! Turtles! Jellyfish! and it just keeps going and going!!! Fabulous!

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Overcrowded and at times claustrophobic”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Whale shark enclosure is small for such a large and magnificent creature. Many, many local tourists and foreigners alike so at times it gets very overcrowded and you can feel claustrophobic. They managed to fit the aquarium in a 10+ storey building, so you start at the top and go round and round until you reach the bottom. Many of the tanks are multi-storey high.

Visited April 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This aquarium was awesome. I spent a good four hours in here. there are so many different sea creatures to see. this was the biggest aquarium ive ever seen. there isnt really any good places to eat in here though. you will have to find good food near by. and in osaka there are always plenty of places to choose from

Visited June 2012
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“exceeded our expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

we used the "Osaka Kaiyu Ticket" for 2550 yen/adult - 1300yen/children including the Kaijukan and 1-day-Osaka metro ticket. Very cool aquarium! The central pool with the whale shark, manta and and big fish swarms is stunning. The jellyfishes and the giant deep see spider crabs were an extra highlight at the end of the tour. Magnificent!

Visited March 2013
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