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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6576-5501
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of...

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.

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Visited with my partner. Spent almost 5 hours here so a decent day. Thought it was good value for money, plenty of species on exhibit. Favourites included sea otter, snow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my partner. Spent almost 5 hours here so a decent day. Thought it was good value for money, plenty of species on exhibit. Favourites included sea otter, snow crabs and whale sharks. Thought the main tank could have have some sort of decoration in it rather than just being plain.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although I was quite sad that animals are caged for human entertainment I found that this aquarium was brilliant. I wide range of animals and some fascinating large sea animals. Definitely worth a visit with a large local foodcourt and shops nearby is was an eye opener.

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Thank LaiSim
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the best aquariums I have visited. The big aquarium in the middle of the building is fantastic! Would recommend!

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Thank Claerli
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This aquarium is unlike any other I have ever been to. Make sure you have an entire day as you will need it to see all of the amazing sea life this aquarium has to offer.

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Thank Crystal A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with family during golden week. was a bit crowded but there is ample room for people to move around. Tour starts from top floor and you walk down in spiral track to look at marine life from different view points. the tour is divided in different segments and you can get an audio guide for 500 yen. it was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit here but too crowded. Visited during the Japan New Year + School Holidays, hence the aquarium was too busy & pack with childrens. Hard to take any pictures because of the crowd lol... overall we enjoyed our tour here.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's said this is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. It felt like it. It's a long trip through. You'll see many of the same tanks but from different angles and levels. Get different perspectives on the same creatures you saw before. I really enjoyed my time here, seeing the big whale shark, crabs, sea lions, and more.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this aquarium! Definitely beats the one at home in Seattle. Would agree with the other reviewers in that the marine life seems content. There are stamp stations around the aquarium that our kids loved collecting. We bought the souvenir booklet in the gift shop. But if you wanted to save money, you can bring a notebook.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aquarium is a bit run down but clean and well kept. Viewing the otters was a bit disappointing as the platform was small and even with a small crowd, you don't get to see much. The creatures of the sea were quite impressive especially the huge glass one but nothing else to really go "wow" about.

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Thank E L
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A huge aquarium, well worth to visit, but there are many aquariums in the world that provide much better experience.

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