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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
from US$20.83*
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
from US$20.83*
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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.
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to get to following the signs from the station. Even getting there at opening time there were so many foreign tourists and strollers that from the train through the entire exhibit it was hard to move. People were pushing and shoving to get to...More

Thank aab1001
Reviewed 3 days ago

The aquarium is incredible! It was very busy on the day we chose to visit, so getting a ticket took some time in the very hot sun. It was very very busy in the aquarium so I recommend pushing through the crowds early on to...More

1  Thank kewhills
Reviewed 4 days ago

Missed this attraction when I was in Osaka 2014. So I made it a point to visit this trip. I got the OSAKA KAIYU Ticket from Osaka Metro which incl entrance fee Plus the card give you unlimited for the day. The Aquarium starts from...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We to the aquarium foolishly on a saturday morning. Too many people you couldnt really enjoy the displays. Nice tanks but lacking info about the fish and environments, only a small picture of the fish and name next to it. Maybe worth while to get...More

1  Thank kiribatigirl88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Aquarium itself is fantastic, this was my third Aquarium visit in Japan this week, having done 2 in Tokyo and this one. The first was Sunshine Aquarium on a Saturday, which was pretty packed heaps of children, but not to bad , the second...More

Thank Mick N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a jr train (using rail pass) from Kyoto to Osaka today and spend most of the afternoon in this massive aquarium. You follow a tunnel around most of the way with fabulous enclosures of fish and other waterside animals e.g. capybara, puffins, otters....More

Thank Caoimhe L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My ultimate goal of going to Osaka. My 4th aquarium visit and the biggest one. It has 3 big whale sharks, quite sure not as big you'd find in the ocean. They have very different way of showing the Jellyfish so its extra point for...More

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely aquarium. You see a lot here. Feel the different sensation here. Next to the wheel, so can go in two different attraction.

Thank bobywsaputra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whale sharks are surely the selling point. Having been to Okinawa before, it is difficult not to compare them during the visit. You get to see more or less the same creatures but at Osaka Aquarium, I cannot fail to notice the seats arranged...More

Thank EnLeung
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my opinion, the dolphins looked depressed and needed help. I hope this place either release the dolphins or at the bare minimum increase the space for them... It appeared they only have enough space to swim up and down the “small tank”. It left...More

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January 13, 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.
Kristi M
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.
Ann T
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better