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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

#2 of 997 things to do in Osaka Features Animals
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” (392 reviews)
“sea creatures” (141 reviews)
“marine life” (133 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Kaiyukan on a rainy afternoon and were amazed with the variety of marine life to see! The aquarium is a 10 minute walk from the train station with no visible signs - we just followed the crowd. It's located right next to the...More

Thank 967tree4
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wasn't initially planning on visiting the aquarium but we were expecting a lot of rain due to Typhoon Noru and we needed something indoors. I liked it and if you're traveling with small children I recommend it.

Thank macrockstherok
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have 7 hours before take off, so I go to this place with no plan before. This aquarium is so cool, good concept. I made a right decision to go there. Very good place.

Thank Radityandaru
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the aquarium at 6pm (2 hours before closing) and were able to see it all. The tickets were pricey and even young children free on other things were charged a reduced admission. There is a lot to see so plan for at...More

1  Thank scs557
Reviewed 5 days ago

the best aquarium i've been to by far. amazing selection of marine life. great infrastructure and information on all species.

Thank Kenneth-London76
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a big fan of aquariums, and this is probably the best one I have been to yet. Especially loved the stingray pool where you can touch and even feed them. Would recommend going with your family or on a date.

Thank Maya S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Aquariums are sort of my thing, I'm not crazy about keeping wild animals in small enclosures... but they're my guilty pleasure, and I make a point to visit them wherever I travel. PROS: *This aquarium is built around a massive central tank at the center...More

Thank SMcGowan36
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaiyukan has a good population of creatures, both aquatic and amphibious. The first part of the passage is chaotic, but as one goes along, the crowds thin out and there's more space to enjoy the different enclosures and tanks and their inhabitants. It was crowded...More

Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to many aquariums around the world; Osaka Aquarium has a massive whale shark in their water tank which as introduced is the only aquarium to have it; It also a big "touch pool" in which you can tap and touch rays and sharks!

Thank raywang_Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were at the aquarium there was a dangerous number of people - it was very poorly managed in terms of crowd control and in terms of safety - if there was a fire or something of the sort alot of people would have...More

Thank harlemfamily
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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
16 May 2017|
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Response from umbrellahouseosaka | Reviewed this property |
It is 2300Yen for adult ticket. I recommend you buy a discount ticket which is ¥2,550YEN including one day unlimited travel pass!