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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4.02 weeks 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.
5.0in the last week
Incredible aquarium. One of the best I've ever seen. Great variety and the largest single tank I've ever seen in my life. It has giant Manta rays and whale sharks. Very nice Ray and shark petting area. Extremely well done.
5.0a month ago
Great Great Great Aquarium! !!!!
This was my first time back in about 15 years, it's only gotten bigger and better. They now have two whale sharks in their big aquarium!!
It's a great set up with all the exhibits surrounding the huge circular aquarium that allows you to spiral down giving you views of the big aquarium at different depths.
They really have a lot to see, too much to name, but recommend anyone living here or vacationing to come see this place.
It's super cool!
5.04 weeks ago
This is one of the best aquariums in the world. A nice survey of animals and ecosystems from all over the Pacific. The whale sharks are certainly impressive and the key draw to the location. However, there is so much more to see. Many exhibits are developed for kids, and many for learning no matter your age. As with all of.japan, there is a strong focus on cuteness, and kaiyukan has plenty. The exhibits are so well designed and the animals all look extremely well cared for.
5.02 weeks ago
I've been to aquariums all over the world and I think this is the best. Not expensive to enter either. We went during the week which we thought would be quieter but there were many young school groups. Was still a great experience but very packed at different stages. The whale sharks were amazing! Also has a very large touch pool to let you touch and handle various animals. Great for kids too!Loved it