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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6576-5501
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of...

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.

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Exciting aquarium

I love the underwater world and they had a lot of cool creatures! Also possible to pet the smaller sharks and the smaller sting rays. Had a lovely day in this aquarium.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Eirik H
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Barcelona, Spain
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Roberts Creek, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The huge 5 story high fish tank that you visit from each level by way of a spiraling ramp is pretty amazing. The very small size tanks for marine mammals and birds (dolphins, seals, sea lions, and very many penguins) was disturbing. There is a well displayed interactive 'touch the fish' area. I am sure kids and families will love... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the underwater world and they had a lot of cool creatures! Also possible to pet the smaller sharks and the smaller sting rays. Had a lovely day in this aquarium.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is actually simple; not many aquariums but they manage it very well. I got to see many sea creatures I haven't seen before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course, you went to an aquarium in your life....but you need to feel the sense that its in japan!. Well Maintained, great exhibits, and well worth it!.....

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was pretty cold for outdoor activities in end of Jan and beginning of February, so the aquarium is the perfect way to spend a morning with the kids. It wasn't crowded because we got there right when they opened. Definitely recommend this for family with little kids. The penguins were so cute.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is out of this world! As soon as you walk inside, its amazing! You walk through different sections with different animals and sea life from around the world. My partner and I visited here in the off chance and glad we didn't miss it. We spent a few hours wandering through, mesmerised by the dolphins, whale sharks, sting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dot Whale is the most interesting fish in this aquarium ........ And also another fish from small to big ........ Nice and fun place for kids ........

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my partner. Spent almost 5 hours here so a decent day. Thought it was good value for money, plenty of species on exhibit. Favourites included sea otter, snow crabs and whale sharks. Thought the main tank could have have some sort of decoration in it rather than just being plain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I was quite sad that animals are caged for human entertainment I found that this aquarium was brilliant. I wide range of animals and some fascinating large sea animals. Definitely worth a visit with a large local foodcourt and shops nearby is was an eye opener.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best aquariums I have visited. The big aquarium in the middle of the building is fantastic! Would recommend!

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