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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

#2 of 887 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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 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 April 24, 2016 via mobile

I guess it's better than lots of cities. But I was impressed. Only fun because my 6 month old was wowed.. But if it was just myself and wife then it would have been a disappointment. Outside is so impressive but inside not. If you...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed April 23, 2016

The Pacific Tank in the aquarium was the area I was most fascinated by. It spans approximately three levels and interestingly, each level would enable you to view different sea creatures based on how deep they would swim in the open sea. There's also a...More

1  Thank Sookfern
Reviewed April 23, 2016

We went to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan to see the whale shark. It's fun, the aquarium is amazing, the souvenirs are nice. It was crowded because it was during summer holiday.

Thank adissama
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I consider the Kaiyukan, one of the best I have visited.....It is family friendly with "a touch tank" with tame rays .....The two whale sharks was a sight! WOW........Playful seals and dolphins too. Suggestion....do not stay till it closes......unless you have a car.....finding a cab...More

Thank hawaiiantraveler2016
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We planned a trip to the aquarium and had just bought our first subway ticket through the machine when a train assistant offered advice. When we told him our plan he said we should buy a one day pass which included admission to the aquarium...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Not too far away from the central area of Osaka and it is good for kids. The aquarium itself is not too big so half an day (about 2 hours) is just enough. Next to the aquarium, there is a ship called Santa Maria which...More

1  Thank Chuhong G
Reviewed April 20, 2016

The stuff are nice and friendly. The place was clean and organize. Interesting different kinds of an aquatic animals. A nice size tank in the center of the aquarium with 2 whale sharks and a lot of different fish. Very beautiful and relax.

Thank pimdao
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The place is easy to find if you are taking the subway. The line to get to the tickets wasn't that long, we had to come in early in the morning just when it opened. The aquarium has a lot of benches wherein you can...More

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours at the aquarium as a 'bonus activity' prior to taking an evening flight from Osaka. It was highly enjoyable. The otters, seals and touch pool (with stingray) were a highlight. The layout is very impressive - you take escalators to...More

Thank FamilyOf4OnHolidays
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Been to different aquarium and this one is average, especially when compare to the one in Okinawa. The whale sharks are much smaller than the one in Okinawa, so as the tank. They only have small glass walls and not one big screen.

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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!
Kirstie O
Hi, we're thinking of visiting tomorrow (Sunday), has anybody been and can vouch for how busy it gets on a Sunday? Our alternative is Monday but it's a bit less convenient. Thanks in advance! Kirstie
April 21, 2017|
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Response from A A W | Reviewed this property |
It will be very busy inside but still manageable.