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“Enjoyable trip to a huge aquarium..with whale shark”

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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$92.55*
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise
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$607.66*
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Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto from Osaka
Ranked #2 of 997 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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Enjoyable trip to a huge aquarium..with whale shark”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Took the Captain Line cruise over from Port Universal Hotel’s pier. It was an enjoyable ride to Tempozan. Went around 11am on a weekday, not particularly crowded. Took an elevator up to the top floor to start walking down and enjoy the aquarium. They have viewing seats along the way where you can take while enjoying the aquarium.

When you enter Kaiyukan, please remember to buy the passbook for Stamping at every stamp counter along the way when visiting Kaiyukan, my daughter enjoyed not only the aquarium but the stamping counter which show the cute sea creatures. I particularly like the touch pool at the end of the visit which everyone has to wash their hands prior to touching the fishes and stingrays.

Really enjoyed looking at the 2 whale sharks. But The mola-mola sunfish are in such a pity condition. Heart breaking to see it.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore
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“Enjoyable Visit”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

It may not be the biggest and newest Aquarium in Asia, but it is definitely well organized and well maintained. For example, the marine animals are categorized according to different regions of the world. Both the adults and the children enjoyed the visit there!

Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“An surprising place in Osaka”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

If you bring young kids with you, this place is a must go. My two kids love it. There is no show in the aquarium. You can see all kinds of fish. At the end of the aquarium, you can even touch them. It is better than the zoo in Osaka.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“worth a visit”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

the marine life and tanks are well maintained. we bought the kaiyu ticket that includes unlimited subway rides for 1 day in Osaka. well worth it.

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Perfect for a couple of hours”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

This aquarium is rather small, but makes use of vertical space very well, with a good sampling of creatures big and small. Loved the scheduled feeding times during which you learn a bit about each animal being fed. The whales are stunning.

Visited November 2013
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