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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise
Ranked #2 of 930 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love it!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

I've been to the Monterey Bay aquarium and the one up in Seattle. The Osaka one is pretty great, though I didn't have to deal with any crowds. Food is the #1 attraction in Osaka and the aquarium is a surprising 2nd.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Size does not matter Singapore”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Let's face it. Aquariums have sprouted in most cities globally from my homeland Kuala Lumpur to Singapore to Australia. But in my opinion, the Kaiyukan takes the podium. Yes, it does not have the largest tank as what Singapore Oceanarium had right now but it certainly feels that it was constructed for a genuine need of studying and preservation of our ocean and mother earth. They have a pretty huge tank with huge Whale Sharks and huge stingrays which appeared well taken care of. The divers were cleaning the tank. The seal trainers appeared bonded with their animal. At the end of the 6-7 storey exhibits, there is a section on the disappearing Falklands and Mauritious region which is worth reading.

Visited November 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Whale Sharks”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just incredible, don't miss out. The whale sharks and the other species on offer is amazing. The spider crabs were incredible too!

Visited November 2013
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Osaka, Japan
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“Plexiglass Nightmare”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Too expensive, too crowded, and not enough starfish.
Or sea-stars. Whatever.
Went there wanting to see starfish, was promised starfish, did not see hardly any starfish.
The jellyfish were pretty cool, that's why this I'm giving this two stars instead of one.

I'm also giving this two stars for the TWO starfish that I got to see there.

Get your act together, Kaiyukan.

Visited August 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Must see in Osaka”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Large selection of marine life represented here although most of the sharks shown are baby sharks (of course it's understandable). I do appreciate that they take effort to have english translations in the labels all through out the facility. Transportation - take the Chuo Line to Osakaku station and walk from there to the Kaiyukan (the Osaka Aquarium)

Visited November 2013
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