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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

#2 of 930 things to do in Osaka Features Animals
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale sharks” (370 reviews)
“sea creatures” (140 reviews)
“marine life” (130 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a good 4 hours reading the descriptions of the various exhibits. It helped me to understand the balance of nature and appreciate wildlife in the water so much more. 2 highlights were the megs display where the sharks and manta rays were swimming...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends suggested me to visit Osaka Aquarium when I'm at Osaka and I won't regret it. Thank God I heed their advice! It's such a great place! We took the ferries wheel and saw beautiful landscape! We went to the aquarium and also watched...More

Thank Josephine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy transport to aquarium. Must buy buy Osaka kaiyu ticket aquarium + subway for adult. Worth going. Many interesting fishes to see.

Thank Phyllis L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Osaka Aquarium is a very fun and educational experience. It's very easy to get to by public transport. Unfortunately I went on a rainy day and there was already a big line up in the morning. So make sure you go early! It was very...More

1  Thank Sharizaard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best aquariums in the world and definitely the best I've been to. Highlights were the long penguins and whale sharks. Be prepared to spend many hours wandering around Thai fantastic place

Thank bourkecm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon in Kaiyukan to get away from the summer heat. Lots of creatures very big and very small. We caught the feeding times for the dolphins and sea lions. Very entertaining. Plus the whale sharks (there are two) and dolphins were really lovely to...More

Thank jeanne_peg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Osaka aquarium is pretty good ..not so big though... the one in zhuhai is much much bigger.. good for little kids

Thank Nokia_Girl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very big and lots to see. You see everything really close. The kids will love it. Get the aquarium pass at the subway station to get unlimited travel for extra $2-3 yen for the day.

Thank Cwcwiw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This big tank is by the Bay, easily acceded by public transportation and enjoyable marine life. We came and spent 2hours there with exciting experience and informative basic oceanography. It you travel with children, this place should be never missed.

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to visit the aquarium but left feeling disappointed. Found the enclosures to be small and overcrowded, bordering on cruel. Especially the dolphins and penguins!!

Thank SarahLake2016
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Peter R
Can I rent a wheelchair there for my father? He is 78 years old and can't walk for long periods.
4 June 2017|
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Response from isatto | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website, they do lend wheelchair. For wheelchair users Visitors who use wheelchairs in the aquarium are requested to come to the KAIYUKAN Information Counter located on the 2F of the Entrance Building to... More
How much is adult ticket?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Hal T | Reviewed this property |
roughly $25.00 US per person. They do have special prices -- (i.e. child, senior, group, holidays). They also have prices that combine the aquarium and going on the ferry to the neighboring Universal Studios (separate... More
How much is adult ticket?
16 May 2017|
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Response from umbrellahouseosaka | Reviewed this property |
It is 2300Yen for adult ticket. I recommend you buy a discount ticket which is ¥2,550YEN including one day unlimited travel pass!