We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (6,462)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“whale sharks”(461 reviews)
“sea creatures”(170 reviews)
“marine life”(156 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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in One Day in Osaka
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
Ways to Experience Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Reviews (6,004)
Filter reviews
3,161 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews whale sharks sea creatures marine life main tank big tank touch pool feeding times mola mola petting area the pacific ocean different species ferris wheel the main attraction chuo line clams santa maria on display
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,161 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good sized aquarium and plenty to see inside. Better go in the morning as it can be pretty crowded and when we went there on a Friday there were lots of group of primary students visiting. Not much food inside but can have lunch afterwards...More

Thank travelbean88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We almost skipped going to the aquarium because we've already been to the aquarium in Tokyo. I'm so glad we came anyway. The aquaruim is in the Tempozan complex so it is easy to spend the whole day in this area. We spent 3 full...More

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous we have visited several aquariums during our trips, many of them outstanding like those in San Diego, Vancouver, Mexico City, Alaska or Florida, so we were doubtful about visiting Osaka’s aquarium, but we are glad we did because this is surely one of the...More

Thank salomon v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a truly amazing experience to see all those unique fish life so closely. I've been to many aquariums and Osaka Aquarium is by far the most impressive. You can easily spend half a day there. We went to the aquarium from osaka Station by...More

Thank SapphireRose88
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was very popular. When buying tickets many surrounding venues can be added such as LEGO land, big wheel, a harbour cruise and many many more. In the aquarium take your time to see each exhibit they’re great. It covers many regions. The tank...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great aquarium featuring species from around the Pacific including Japan's Seto Inland Sea. Huge whale sharks and graceful sea turtles swimming around, and marine isopods that look like enormous pill bugs. The jellyfish exhibit was particularly well set up to show these beautiful creatures. There...More

2  Thank Clayton P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Osaka Aquarium in October 2018. Took a taxi from our hotel located near the Osaka train station, and it came out to ~1900 yen. We went on a Monday, which just happened to be a holiday in Japan. It was crowded, but not...More

Thank kevinyee888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from Osaka Castle, if you have only a limited stay in Osaka and must visit a touristy spot, this is the place to go. Great value for money. Multi-level viewing. Lots of interesting marine life coral, some amazing jellyfish and a penguin, shark and...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just not designed for the crowds it gets. Main tip here would be to walk through the first few levels as quick as you can as the most interesting sights are lower down and the space opens up a bit so its less...More

Thank Conor W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting aquarium....so child friendly! Not too busy and can comfortably go round within a reasonable length of time. I enjoyed my visit there!

Thank Amsa M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 389 nearby hotels
Hotel Seagull Tenpozan Osaka
122 reviews
.12 miles away
Hotel Reimeien
11 reviews
.17 miles away
Ryokan Fukuya
9 reviews
.18 miles away
Tenpozan Hotel
3 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 36,379 nearby restaurants
Fujiyatempozan Market Place
13 reviews
.10 miles away
Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Tenpozan Market Place
47 reviews
.09 miles away
Kushikatsu Tabehodai Kushimaru Tempozan Market Place
18 reviews
.06 miles away
Subway Tepozan Market Place
15 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,525 nearby attractions
Tempozan Harbor Village
212 reviews
.05 miles away
Osaka Culturarium Tempozan
41 reviews
.04 miles away
Mt. Tempozan
76 reviews
.21 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Foo Vung T | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
Kristi M
January 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better