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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Address: 1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6576-5501
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Faboulous variety of sea creatures

Been to few aquarium in few countries but this one still captures my heart with its variety. Worth dropping by.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to few aquarium in few countries but this one still captures my heart with its variety. Worth dropping by.

Thank Alaskancrab
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium features a gigantic five-stores tank in the middle with sharks, ray's and of course the whale shark. Also loved the otters, penguins and sunfish. It definitely makes for interesting observations of these creatures. Probably one of my favorite aquariums so far (having only the Sydney aquarium for comparison...) Near the end there is also a petting area to... More 

Thank Vivien L
takaratsuka city hyogo japan
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the staff are differently educated/ one are nice andothefare not.,i think that it is theri responsibility of their leader or supervisor. so you should educated them better. remember thet you wish we back. or you wish we never come back?

Thank F4023NZalbertos
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought Kaiyukan was very nicely laid out and easy to navigate. The stars of the aquarium in my opinion are the whale sharks! Amazing to see them. In fact I didn't even realize there were two in that huge main tank until walking down a bit farther. That central area has a lot of great different viewing points. You... More 

Thank laughayette
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good aquarium.. not so big.. they give visitors a chance to touch baby shark and stingray.. but i prefer the sea aquarium in singapore.. if you have visited the one in sg, u could skip this one

Thank Bifey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world and displays a variety of fish and marine life. Being conveniently located within Osaka City, it is well designed with plenty to see but crowded. As we walked down from the top floor of the aquarium, we were able to view the manta rays, whale sharks, blue fin tunas... More 

Thank chenoa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many types of underwater creature including shark, whales, seals, and otters. Very cute. Good for all ages especially kids.

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Central Coast, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 2.5 hours there. Ok. I was traveling alone and I had the time but going slow allowed me to gain a great appreciation for the place. It's pretty amazing, up,there with the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The distance from beginning to end is about a km and they have it marked on the carpet so you can... More 

Thank TreyBien
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has different sections like Pacific ocean,Mediterranean sea etc.and its has so may kinds of sea creatures. Normally,they have a time schedule for feeding the dolphins and mammals,so you should visit at the feeding time. Best thing was the Whale ....there is Arctic Ocean section end of the journey,there you can see penguins and beside this you can actually touch... More 

Thank ChodenTshering74
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exciting structure with multiple floors surrounding huge tanks. A wide variety of sealife and an educational visit for all ages. Information in both English and Japanese. The only downside was the appearance of large whale sharks, manta rays and hammerheads all in a relatively small tank with little else in it (no plant life, rocks, etc). Situated near the Tempozan... More 

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