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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” (456 reviews)
“sea creatures” (168 reviews)
“marine life” (154 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

The aquarium is just across away from Universal port hotel and to get there you can just reserve a boat that comes every hour. This aquarium is quite massive, with plenty of sea animals inside.. including penguins, sea lions, sea horses, mini crabs crawling on...More

Thank Lyna W
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Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely loved visiting this aquarium. It's so thoughtfully laid out! The path is clear and there is enough English signage to really learn about and enjoy what one visits. The clever way they've organized the tanks and walkways means you get to see some...More

Thank Kathrine S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful place where you can easily spend half a day. The theme of the aquarium is the marine ecosystems of the Pacific Ring of Fire, although you do get to see a few land animals as well. The layout is well done. The museum...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

As an aquarium enthusiast, I really admired the array of sea creatures and freshwater fish showcased here. Most of them appeared to be maintained properly in captivity since they appeared to flaunt themselves with bright scales and alertness. However, I preferred some of the animals...More

Thank Nisha A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best aquariums I’ve ever been to, I’ve seen them in various locations around the world and this one was one of the better. The staff are really friendly the exhibits and all the fish are great. Would be good for a family...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium is pretty big and has lots of sea creature in the facilities. The Whale Shark is the main show here but the entire building is well kept and very accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. I had a great day bringing my 1yo to...More

Thank 215fadilaf
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love to visit aquariums and have been to many around the world. The Osaka Aquarium isn’t particularly large, but they have a tremendous amount of variety, some very unique species I haven’t seen elsewhere and the tanks have many different views, which give you...More

Thank the_kuang
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think this Aquarium is great value for money! Only 2300 yen for an adult you could spend a couple hours here! Great informative displays and a massive tank with hammer head shark, whale shark, sting rays! Towards the end you can pat the slimy...More

Thank Bennymoran
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best aquariums and probably one of the few where one can see whale sharks up close, and a whole lot of other sea creatures and animals! Both children and adults will enjoy it.

Thank AL07ET
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A short walk from Universal Bay Condominiums to the Osaka Aquarium, Kaiyukan. Supposedly one of the biggest aquariums in the world. A fantastic attraction and well set up. Everything from dolphins, whale sharks, all types of fish (both marine and fresh) to seals, otters and...More

Thank Shane12734
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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
23 October 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better
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