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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

#2 of 930 things to do in Osaka Features Animals
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale sharks” (373 reviews)
“sea creatures” (140 reviews)
“marine life” (132 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I made a trip here while on our honeymoon. The place was so neat! The location, the surrounding sights, the attraction etc. I was a little skeptical at first about going to an aquarium, but I'm glad we did. It was more...More

Thank Elis M
Reviewed February 3, 2016

We not entrance the aquarium area, just visiting Tempozan for Santa Maria cruise but that day is close :( . the area of Aquarium is big for enjoy the bay, including the Mall, Legoland, Tempozan Wheel and bay area. if you have more time maybe...More

Thank sugiphang
Reviewed February 2, 2016

The aquarium is very big. A large varieties of fish to see.everyone can touch small sharks at the aquarium.

Thank natalya242
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Fun place to visit for an hour or so during rain. there were interactive touch tanks with stingrays, Sharks etc, which was popular with kids and adults. Not enough places to eat or drink in the facility or nearby

Thank L K
Reviewed February 1, 2016

My partner and I are very much aquarium people, and because there isn't one in the city we live in, we make sure to go to them whenever we're travelling. I would highly recommend this! The highlights were, of course, the huge whale sharks in...More

Thank pipitass
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I went there as a big kid and was amazed by a penguin that I had to stare at for about 10 minutes to see if it was real. Almost a year later, and I still don't know. The Japanese train network was a confusing...More

1  Thank Ariane T
Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place for family and for all ages. Informative and we enjoyed it. The Aquarium is just next to the shipping harbour. Great view too!

Thank Earnie L
Reviewed January 28, 2016

The aquarium can be reached by 10mins walking (depends on your pace) from Osakako Station and the admission fee was 2300 yen in August 2015. There are various sea creatures in the aquarium, from penguins, sharks, dolphins, walrus, giant crabs, rays, otters, turtles, jelly fish...More

1  Thank Fayluna
Reviewed January 27, 2016

There were some interesting displays such as the whale sharks and emperor penguins. The interactive pool where you could touch the sting rays were great too. Both my kids aged 6 and 9 enjoyed the experience.

Thank Shan T
Reviewed January 27, 2016

The Aquarium is located at a section of a parcel of land on its own, it's pretty amazing, once you get off the train station for the aquarium you immediately get signs pointing you to the location. The aquarium itself is great, there were huge...More

1  Thank DanielKJ
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Peter R
Can I rent a wheelchair there for my father? He is 78 years old and can't walk for long periods.
June 4, 2017|
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Response from isatto | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website, they do lend wheelchair. For wheelchair users Visitors who use wheelchairs in the aquarium are requested to come to the KAIYUKAN Information Counter located on the 2F of the Entrance Building to... More
How much is adult ticket?
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Hal T | Reviewed this property |
roughly $25.00 US per person. They do have special prices -- (i.e. child, senior, group, holidays). They also have prices that combine the aquarium and going on the ferry to the neighboring Universal Studios (separate... More
How much is adult ticket?
May 16, 2017|
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Response from umbrellahouseosaka | Reviewed this property |
It is 2300Yen for adult ticket. I recommend you buy a discount ticket which is ¥2,550YEN including one day unlimited travel pass!