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
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5.0in the last week
Phenomenal place. It will take you through different climatic zones and species native to them. The main aquarium is stunning and will make you sit and marvel at the beauty of sea life. The jelly fish room is extraordinary. It costs 2300¥ which is definitely worth it. There is a small cafe inside that serves food and drinks.
5.03 weeks ago
I am a HUGE fan of aquariums. They are calming and offer valuable amounts of research and preservation to different species. This aquarium feels no different. It has many tanks offering a plethora of fish from all over the world. It has multiple layers to view every major tank on, so you can view the was the fish and other marine life react the further you go. There is a cute Cafe at the bottom that offers quick snacks, because it's quite a tell to get down there. The petting exhibit allows you to touch sting rays and sharks, which is awesome! All in all great time had by all!
5.0a month 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
5.0a week ago
Recommended. Dun miss this place. Family fun and orientated.
See big big sad whale shark. Nicely set up aquarium with lots of fishes. Everything is great. You can smell pengium also. First time I smell them.
Can touch some of the fishes and sea life. See their eggs etc.
Beside this the area is nice as well, can do some family shopping the whole area is very lively and welcoming.
5.0a month ago
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