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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
From $20.77*
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
From $20.77*
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“sea creatures”(177 reviews)
“marine life”(161 reviews)
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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely aquarium with exhibits which were categorised by areas such as the ring of fire. There were seats in front of the giant tank where visitors cld sit and watch the marine animals in it. My favourite part was the cafe which sold delicious ice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Purplechemistry
Reviewed 2 days ago

Where else can you find not one, but two living swimming whale sharks! I was so giddy and excited to see them. Truly a must see

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pioneer699197
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd probably had a better time if it wasn't too crowded. During that time there were several schools that were during school trip. We were basically surrounded with them and it was really loud. The animals were pleasant and healthy and I love the huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gjie2cute
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was one of the better Aquariums we have seen. But it can be very busy and crowded so suggest going early. Dont get caught up trying to get a view of the whale shark tank at the first window like most tourists. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WC0016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here on our last day in Osaka, and it was a nice way to spend the afternoon. It’s a little out of the main district but easy to find via train. There was another aquarium we went to in Hiroshima, which we felt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephaniewalden1992
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The aquarium is in Osaka Bay. You begin on the 8th floor and walk down, seeing many of the huge tanks on several different levels. Staff members in scuba gear swim in the tanks to feed the fish and clean the tanks. We saw otters,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TokyoVisitor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was given a recommendation to visit this place and I did. While I enjoyed the exhibits and animals, the penguins and seals were charming, in the end this is still just an aquarium. So keep that in mind if you are deciding to include...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jazyq
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had some time before our flight and decided to take the subway to the aquarium. It was a couple of hours and easily accessible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anditravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice aquarium. Easy to find with convenient subway connections. Takes one hour or so to view all the displays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SantaFeM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many aquariums around the world but what struck me as different about the largest aquarium in the world was how the layout was planned. The tour starts at the top and you spiral your way down, which allows you to see the different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from foovungt | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Shelley M | Reviewed this property |
Check if your hotel sells the tickets. we stayed at universal port and they sold the tickets and ferry tickets also. Very easy and not crowded day we went. Never saw any lines to get it. Well organised. Enjoy.
Ann T
October 23, 2017|
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Response from bobh866 | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better