Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

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Marvel at the beauty of the natural world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, devoted to the interconnectedness of all life and the brilliant diversity of underwater ecosystems. The aquarium holds about 30,000 species and is organized by geographical region, paying closest attention to the Pacific Ocean. Enter through the immersive tunnel tank, then look for the whale shark, the various species of penguins in the Antarctica section, and the interactive touch tank in the Maldives room, where visitors can pet sharks and rays. Our Amagasaki tour app makes visiting Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and other Amagasaki attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the best aquarium in the world. Very vast collection of sea fish and many other marine animals. They re-create several habitats accordingly for specific species, including antartica, Great Bari...  more »
  • We brought the Osaka Kaiyukan Pass, which gave us free entrance into the Aquarium, and discounts at other places in the Tempozan Harbor Village. The aquarium is huge, there is 2 whale sharks, the skel...  more »
  • I liked the zoning on oceans, jellyfish, crabs, huge section. And the dolphins who actively communicated with the cleaner their zone. Amaze huge slabs and various sharks. It is better to visit on a weekday. In the Metro, you can buy a ticket that includes unlimited travel on public transport.
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  • This aquarium is one of the best I've ever been to. This can easily take a whole day of relaxing and enjoying all the animals. There is so much to see as far as the animals go there are otters, capyberas, the whale sharks, sunfish, spider crabs and so many random animals! There were lots of animals I had never even seen before. This is not to be missed! The restaurant itself has great views of the bay. Great place to take kids and take pictures! Good time if you have an extra day before or after universal japan
  • This is a great aquarium, a place with so much to see even for regular aquarium fans like me. The sheer size and the variety of fish should be enough to persuade any visitor of Osaka to come to this attraction at least once. The downside of the place, though, is that there are simply too many people at any given time. I have never been here in the evening, but during the mornings and the day, it is very hard to enjoy any single tank because of the various people taking pictures, recording a video or having a simple chat with his/her company. You can't blame them though, there are no rules against enjoying a tank for yourself 😝 The other thing I found missing here was that being such a gigantic aquarium, this is more like a 'bazaar' should I say... of fish, rather than a coherent story. This shouldn't be a matter for people who just enjoy seeing a good variety of fish, though.
  • Hands down the best aquarium I've ever visited. It's organized in such a way as to make the visit simple, informative and fun. The escalator at the entrance will bring you to the top, from which a path circles back to the bottom, revealing the main tank in the centre after only a few turns. That tank is the highlight of the exhibit, not only because of the two whale sharks that majestically grace its water, but also for the appeal of the many other species of fish, rays and smaller sharks. The end brings you to a separate area where you can touch some sharks and rays back's, gently... and the requisite souvenir shop. All in all, fun for kids and adults as well. One last thing, visiting on a Friday evening, we found the place relatively quiet. A bonus in a populated city like Osaka, even if it was a rainy evening conducive to indoor activities!
  • Amazing aquarium! It is definitely a must see in Osaka. The aquarium is several level and you start I the top. This is a fantastic Aquarium if you are looking to see a lot of what Japan as to offer in its water. They have a huge tank in the middle of the aquarium with a whale shark that is swimming with other sharks and big and small fish. This a fantastic experience and recommend it over Tokyo's Aquarium. The price is better and the layout of the aquarium is much better.
  • The best aquarium I have ever visited. The large tank with the whale sharks and the giant stingrays is probably one of the greatest sights I have seen. You could spend the entire day here. Explanations are in English and there are feeding times as well. There is also a more extensive souvenir shop at the first level that is better than the one at the entrance. Overall, a very enriching and enjoyable experience!
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