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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
From US$21.58*
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
From US$21.58*
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“whale sharks”(512 reviews)
“sea creatures”(178 reviews)
“marine life”(163 reviews)
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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to Kaiyukan twice, the first time was much better experience because we were there very early. This time the place is packed with people and we were not able to get a good look at a lot of the fishes; but kids enjoyed their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kimhimzi
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not much into aquarium, but this one stands out. There is a lot of different atmosphere, it's magical

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank François B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Some wonder if they should include the Kaiyukan Aquarium in their Osaka itinerary. Wonder no more and pencil the place in. For admission, we recommend Osaka Kaiyu Ticket that allows you entry to the aquarium (by passing the need to queue for ticket, just scan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank william h
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many aquatic animals here, but the main attraction would be the whale shark no doubt. There were also other seldom seen fishes such as the sunfish.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jevanSG
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not your average aquarium. I love everything about this place! Feels like i am a little kid again. Got carried away by looking at all the fishes and the highlight is the seal haha! Must visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cassandra U
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunning large tank, I could have spent hours watching the fish. Highlight though was the jellyfish tanks. Absolutely gorgeous.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Redseptember53
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing aquarium with many floors. Beautiful interior and exterior. You're even allowed to pet some animals on one floor. I suggest you come during the day because there are no artificial lights in some animals' habitats, so you'll just see them sleeping in the dark.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dino B
Reviewed 5 days ago

My son love whale shark and we purposely visit this place when we were in Osaka. It is beautiful and we stayed there for sometime to watch this amazing fish swimming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best aquarium we have visited. It has a big see through tank in the middle and you can view it at different levels. Well worth going. Actually visited earlier with school groups over 7 or 8 years.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved our visit to the aquarium! They have not one but two whale sharks!!! Very well designed aquarium with a fantastic touch pool with lots of rays and sharks. Don’t forget to stop by the cafe inside the aquarium (after you are done looking at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YChan2016
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from foovungt | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
January 11, 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.
October 23, 2017|
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Response from bobh866 | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better