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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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Great family visit

Went there over the Christmas holidays in 2016. Kids really loved it, the adventure of running thru the aquarium looking for stamps on their books made it an interesting session... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there over the Christmas holidays in 2016. Kids really loved it, the adventure of running thru the aquarium looking for stamps on their books made it an interesting session for the youngest @ 5. Look out for the petting aquarium at the end!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as a spare of the moment while in Osaka. Amazing! So many different species and you can see most of the big one from multiple angles from above and below water which is fascinating. Some great jellyfish towards the end of the walk.

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Thank Hamsterman11
Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was brilliant such a surprise. We were looking forward to the whale shark but there was so much more. It took a couple of hours to walk around but well worth it. You get to see many animals up close and personal. Highly recommend.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bring my family here and it is a good value if you buy a combo with daily (unlimited) train pass. I mistook it as the largest akuarium (which should be in okinawa). But nevertheless have a good time for kids here.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is may be subjectively, i love so much about fish and another water animal. So this is the one you must visit at Osaka. From the smallest creature to biggest fish, from mammalia to mollusca. You willl find so many kind of species here.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whale shark, huge arapaimas swimming with huge pacus and piranhas, capybaras, and giant isopods. My favorite things about this place. They have seals, otters, and weird dolphins that enjoy drinking water, it sounds weird but if you've been there you know what I'm saying. Great place to bring young children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great set up, and a great place for families, i love the way that you start at the top and every level you go down is one level down in the sea

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it's not a bad place but I found the aquarium in Nagoya and Kobe better as they had dolphin shows. I personally found the Sunfish and Whaleshark rather unique.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many angles and so much to see in the main tank- we sat in various spots in contemplation for considerable amounts of time. The whale sharks alone... The sea otter, giant salamanders, night heron (love herons, another one off the list!) and smug seal were among the many other highlights outside of the main tank.

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit on a hot or rainy day. There is a central tank in the middle and you walk around it. I love the Japanese crabs because they look like they come from outer space wth their long legs.

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