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“you will not regret” 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 #2 of 309 things to do 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
Seoul, South Korea
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“you will not regret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Its huge aquarium, takes about more than 3 hours to see. My favorite place in Osaka. Will visit again next time! Great souvenir shop as well.

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome place, well designed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I loved wandering around this place, I felt like a kid again. Not too cheap, around $23, but you can spend a long time in here. The dolphins are so cute, and whale shark is impressive. I wish there was more jellyfish, but those were great to look at. Definitely worth the visit.

Visited May 2014
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“Sea life up close in Osaka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a major attraction in Osaka. If you have children with you or you are interested in marine animals, this is a must place to visit. It is very accessible via subway, take the Chuo line to Osakako. From the station it us a 10-15 minute walk. The directions to get to the aquarium is easy. There are signs and just look for the giant Ferry's wheel go towards it. Inside the aquarium, the pace is easy. You can linger in some areas because of the wide corridors. The set-up of the place is very well thought out. Chairs are laid out along the corridors for people to rest. You start from the top of the building (8 stories) and work you way down. The animals and exhibits are mesmerizing. Even the jellyfish exhibit interest anybody. The place gives you a view of marine life from above the water to the bottom. Towards the end of your route is the open aquarium- a real treat for everybody. Every yen spent (2300) is really worth it.

Visited April 2014
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“Spiral to the oceans deep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Place is very good. It's arranged like a spiral walkway down to through all parts of the ocean. You start on surface level and while walking you and on the bottom of the ocean. Most of the tanks are multi level so you can see animals playing on rocks and then jumping to the water and swimming.
I like this one. It's not the biggest it's not the most amazing but I'll gladly visit it next time.

Visited April 2014
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“good for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

buy a combine ticket (Aquarium+one day subway in OSAKA) from tourist information at JR Umeda. It help you to save lots of money for subway ticket.

Visited May 2014
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