Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)4.6
The walk-through aquarium displays an abundance of marine life, especially of the Pacific 'ring of fire' volcano belt region. It covers 30,000 animals of 600 different species from fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. With a total volume of water reaching 11,000 tons, this is definitely one of the largest aquarium worth a visit.
A walkway winds its way down from the 8th floor to explore life from 10 different ocean regions and levels, from Antarctic penguins to a huge variety of tropical fish and floating jellyfish. The most popular is the largest 9 meter-deep tank, which houses a gigantic whale shark and different types of manta. There are English explanations throughout.
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 15.3km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a week ago
I didn't enter aquarium because it was late, and I was running low on cash. But what you can see for free is a spectacular light display outside the aquarium. Various animals from fish, jellyfish, dolphins, whales are displayed in colourful ,alternating light patterns with accompanying sound effects.
And behind it is the giant Ferris wheel of Osaka ! Where you can get a lovely view of the city and look at this aquarium, especially the display of the whale with fishes swimming towards it.
It's a distance off the Osaka loop which you get with JR passes ( can't recall exactly price but round trip back to the loop is
5.0in the last week
Very well maintained hot spot that's definitely a delight to visit whether for children or adults.
Especially love the jellyfish displays that were aesthetically pleasing and great for photographers.
All the staff there were super friendly and smiled pleasantly when they were assisting the kids at the stingray petting area.
There's a particular ice cream and snack corner in the aquarium with the greatest view of the sea, and it was the most breathtaking sight just as the sun was setting.
Try the special blue soda soft serve ice cream that's apparently a unique flavour just for the aquarium!
Tip: buy the tickets for the Ferris wheel/Ship/Aquarium together at a package price so that it's more worth it
5.0a week ago
The highlight of my visit is of course the whale shark. Pretty impressive being. The place is packed with tourists in the morning. So it's better to go late evening. Overall we had a good time. Best aquarium i have seen.
4.0a month ago
One of the few aquariums which hold whale sharks. Well laid out displays and interesting to see each display evolve as you walk down the height of the building. A little small when considering other internationally acclaimed aquariums. But they have made great use of space.
Please be aware that the displays get crowded during peak hours.
4.03 weeks ago
A well run aquarium in a multi storey building. Great place for visitors of young and old. Fishes of various kind and size are on display. A commercial building with shops selling gift items is just by the side of the aquarium. It also has a food court. Visitors can buy food and drink and take a rest there after a long walk. Really convenient.