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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale sharks” (407 reviews)
“sea creatures” (149 reviews)
“marine life” (138 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 November 11, 2015

I went to the place twice (November 2014 and June 2015) and I really love it. Fish and animals there are very unique and alert (does not tends to hide in the back of the rock or sleep far away where you can hardly see...More

Thank ikiatfuengfoo
Reviewed November 10, 2015

We went on a Friday afternoon and it wasn't crowded. We saw sharks, tropical fishes, sting rays, emperor penguins, and jelly fishes. There was a huge viewing area that allow people to see marine life in two floors.

Thank nwlake
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This isn't a "must-do" attraction I'd say, but for anyone staying in/around the area (or Universal Studios) then it's definitely worth it. The otters in particular are adorable! One word of warning - if you go early in the day, expect a lot of excited...More

Thank Jonouchi
Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a very impressive aquarium! I have seen many aquariums in Sydney, California, etc., but I was not as impressed as I was with this aquarium. The 5-storey high tank in the middle of the aquarium is truly impressive. I would not hesitate to...More

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed November 8, 2015

This would be up there with the top aquariums in the world. It was a fluke that we went there but it was a Monday and the things we wanted to see were closed. We very happily spent time there on what turned out to...More

Thank Ros G
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Beautiful aquarium, big and have lots of variety! Must go if you have young kids, they will enjoy it! souvenirs store also sell lots of cute stuff!

Thank Yuli A
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Pretty impressive. A 5 story high tank filled with whale sharks and manta rays, amongst other things. (Don't get hung up on viewing for hours at the first window you see though -- you'll be seeing it many times more as you spiral around the...More

Thank the_Sadie
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Well done aquarium, lots to see, huge tanks, particularly liked the jelly fish exhibit. Rent an audio guide for 500 yen it's well worth it. Don't go on the weekend if you can avoid it. I went on a rainy Sunday and the crowds pressed...More

Thank sidann
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Kaiyukan is one of the largest aquarium in japan. The aquarium has glass tubes which are 3 (maybe 4?) level of building. And the tube has 2 Whale shark which is the largest fish in the world. The shark is very famous for many japanese....More

Thank keidai
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Went to aquarium as it was raining heavily. It was ok although some of the tanks could have had more in to occupy their occupants (Dolphins) and others could have been larger. Given the countries love of shark fin soup, ironically, there were large sections...More

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Peter R
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
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
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!