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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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USD 585.82*
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise
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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” (427 reviews)
“sea creatures” (154 reviews)
“marine life” (142 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is suitable for families with kids. Do not need to spend too long here, maybe just in the morning. If you buy 1.5days Universal studio tickets, you can head to Universal Studio after lunch and rest (3pm entry for half day ticket at...More

Thank Wiwan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Biggest, awesome aquarium I’ve seen so far! 8 storeys high, it features a lot of the beautiful creatures you only get to see in books, even the most exotic ones.... come early to avoid the crowds and the kids on field trips. Do get the...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed yesterday

Visited with my teenage kids, the place was ok, I wouldn't say they were bored, but they were not super excited either. I think it's more catered for younger children, perhaps up to 10-12yrs old. Explanations all in Jap. Visitors had a chance to touch...More

Thank crabcrabby
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the largest aquarium in the world, Kaiyukan was an amazing experience. Suitable for kids and family visit. There is a market outside of the aquairum, so after a half day visit, we had lunch in the market, and it's near to train station as...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really expected more. The main tank, although containing some spectacular fish, felt rather empty, there was no colour, it felt cold. The other tanks are OK but again, not as good as Singapore.

Thank charlestidswell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The layout of the aquarium is great as you descend down around the tank. Know when the feeding times are so the kids get to see all of the animals and fish active. There are also bathrooms and resting areas located every 1~2 floors as...More

Thank ChangDe H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Must see when in Osaka. the central Aquarium with the whale sharks is stunning. When I was there, three divers were also in the tank maintaining the tank but also interacting with some of the residences. It is a fantastic place to be and see...More

Thank Vivien2223
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Aquarium was a tad too gloomy through out the walk. Low lights made it difficult to see the fishes. Aquarium is easy to access from Osakako station. Glad to see the whale shark - not common to see. Quite a range with dolphins too!...More

Thank uusheehy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved all the sea animals!!! It was easy to walk through and lots of free space for people to view teh sea creatures. Well thought out and amazing diversity. Touch zoo was very nice, except some lame tourists tried to scare other tourists touching a...More

Thank Tanyaling
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can’t believe the volume of good reviews for this place. I’m from the UK and visited with an Australian friend after seeing the good reviews and top place to visit in Osaka. Had I known there were dolphins or penguins here I would not...More

Thank Joanna489
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Ann T
23 October 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, the weekend might be better during the late Fall/Winter, no children from school programs.
Peter R
5 June 2017|
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Response from isatto | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website, they do lend wheelchair. For wheelchair users Visitors who use wheelchairs in the aquarium are requested to come to the KAIYUKAN Information Counter located on the 2F of the Entrance Building to... More
16 May 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