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“Quite pretty, but in the end, just another aquarium”

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise
Ranked #2 of 881 things to do in Osaka
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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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Osaka, Japan
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“Quite pretty, but in the end, just another aquarium”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I should preface by saying I’m not the hugest fan of aquariums or zoos because they make me kind of sad, but this is a pretty nice aquarium. At the end of the day though, it’s just another aquarium. It’s medium sized and the most impressive part is the whale shark, although I also enjoyed the jellyfish. It’s hard to get a good view because lots of people will be trying to get pictures, but if you go on a weekday, it would probably be less crowded.

Visited June 2013
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“Huge aquarium!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Going at the height of a national holiday, the place was packed. But people were mostly kind enough to move along after taking pictures to allow others to see the various aquariums. But the main tank is huge, with various rays and sharks and even a whale shark! Definitely worth the trip. Plus lots of restaurants, a huge ferris wheel and a department store nearby.

Visited May 2014
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“It's ok”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Not spectacular but decent. Aquirium and a semi zoo in one. Kids loved.it. aquirium space was huge whale shark was impressive.

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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Visited the aquarium on a Sunday afternoon. It was a lot quieter than I was expecting, so it was easy to see everything and I didn't have to line up for any of the tanks.
I was lucky enough to be there for the dolphin feeding, otter feeding and seal feeding.
The touch tank was definitely a highlight, and the day I was there I was able to touch a few different types of shark.
The aquarium is definitely worth a visit if you're on holiday and interested in that sort of thing.
Good place for families and couples and the aquarium shop didn't seem overpriced.

Visited May 2014
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“Great Aquarium”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

The highlight would be the whale shark in the main tank, which also contains a good selection of sharks, rays and other fishes.
The kids will also love the 'touch tank' where they can touch sharks and manta rays. . . yes, touch them!
Interesting collection of jelly fish.

Visited May 2014
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