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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” (448 reviews)
“sea creatures” (160 reviews)
“marine life” (145 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many amazing species with the whale sharks the advertised stars of the show. See them at feeding time, it’s very impressive. Playful seals are also very fun for the kids. Animal lovers may bemoan some of the smaller tank sizes, which is the only reason...More

Thank Sajed C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a lot of aquariums around in Japan, but this one has been my favorite. It's huge with amazing exhibits and a lot of different creatures to see. Highly recommended!

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As is the case with most aquariums around the world due to maintenance, this aquarium is not cheap. We still found this enjoyable especially the multi level tank. It goes without saying that you will enjoy this more if you go during less busy times...More

1  Thank pianocello
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is recommended if you happen to not have anything else to do or your children just want to learn about new interesting fishes that we didn't know existed. Definitely enjoyable as they have multiple attractions like getting to see the otters, the Sea lions...More

Thank Lovenia24
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Osaka Aquarium is very popular with Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Parts of it were very unique and tasteful however, they do not seem to have grasped the principal of what is cruel to animals and what is not. Enclosures for seals and the...More

Thank antonialivestotravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were impressed by the size of this aquarium and the range of fish and other animals that were kept there.

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is awesome and there are many things to do around that area as well. The aquarium huge.. .the biggest I have been too....huge variety of fish!!!!

1  Thank adam02018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little unsure how this place would be but it was so good. I just wanted to stay and watch the whale sharks all day. There were many different areas of fish depending on where they were from in the world. At the...More

Thank Kyrie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First off: it goes without saying that like all tourist traps, try not to come here when it's busy as heck. Not weekends or public holidays. But honestly, even during school time there will be a ton of school kids of course. Alright, so, if...More

1  Thank Rickie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and modern aquarium with plenty to see and do! The whale sharks were incredible to see, and the exhibits are very well done. We spent around 4 hours there. Tip: Buy the Osaka Kaiyu Ticket (City Plan) to get admission to the aquarium...More

3  Thank Brandon W
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lindamichelle1
14 January 2018|
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Response from Foo Vung T | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
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Kristi M
11 January 2018|
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Response from Shelley M | Reviewed this property |
Check if your hotel sells the tickets. we stayed at universal port and they sold the tickets and ferry tickets also. Very easy and not crowded day we went. Never saw any lines to get it. Well organised. Enjoy.
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Ann T
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better
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