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“Best aquarium we have seen” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Ranked #3 of 215 Attractions in Osaka
4.0 of 5 stars 1,732 Reviews
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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
Osaka, Japan
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“Best aquarium we have seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Probably the best aquarium we have ever seen. It is apparently the biggest aquarium in the world, and taking this into consideration, the 2000 yen entry fee seemed like peanuts! Awesome display of marine life and there is a walkway that wraps around the central tank so you get a view from top, and once you get to the bottom, you have a great view from beneath. Amazing. Only one thing: we went on a week day, and there was about 400 screaming primary school children there on excursion and we found ourselves rushing ahead just so we could stay out of their way and enjoy looking at the marine life with a bit of piece and quiet. Overall still a great experience.

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“Superb Aquarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Again a great place for all to visit. A must see in Osaka. We took our two year old who was equally as thrilled and excited as his parents were. Easy to get to on the subway.

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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I'm not much of an Aquarium fan but my wife and I decided to go see the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, having findiing it on our walk.

All we can say is ... Wow!!! What a place! The trip through this Aquarium was breathless at times. Its set up in a way that takes you through one setting which includes a natural Japan Forest, then winds its way through lower levels taking you deeper and deeper into an Ocean.

Everything from the Artic to Antartica found some representation here. Looking at the younger and older people here, one can see this is a great place for learning about our planet's sea animals and fish.

As far as I can tell , the fish and animals have enough space to make their enviroment as natural as possible , but then again I'm not knowlegable to know for sure. Its just that after looking at the displays, the enviroment for the fish seemed spacious to us.

We ended up spending more time than I thought we would and would recommend this aquarium for anyone visiting Osaka.

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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Easy to get to with a huge array of displays. Never seen anything like it elsewhere. The whale shark and giant spider crabs were my favorite.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“one of the better aquariums in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

visited oct 2014 on several recommendations and reading reviews.

loved that there were English explanations and a very clear 'path/route' to follow to you miss nothing. some very cool exhibits - the giant tank in the center is more than 3 stories high, the sting ray touch tank, being able to walk under several tanks - the best is the seal tanks.

a must for families and those who enjoy museums/ gallery type stuff. make a day of it by visiting the ferris wheel and a pretty cool mall all a few minutes and visibly nearby

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