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.
5.09 months ago
This aquarium is so big and it exhibits a lot of different sea creatures
5.07 months ago
One of the bigger and better aquariums in Japan. When you go there are plenty of school kids around but they are well behaved and stick to their groups. Managed to see some awesome sealife and the crabs looks tasty. Would be great for a family visit with a young family or on your own as a tourist like I did. Either way it was plenty of fun.
5.06 months ago
We really enjoyed this Aquarium on our trip to Osaka. Perfect for families, however it does tend to get very crowded and there’s not a proper queuing or walk way system. I loved how there was an absolute huge variety of marine animals to see. The surrounding area of the Aquarium is also stunning. I would highly recommend visiting 👍🏼
5.09 months ago
I highly recommend this place. It was fun got to see plenty of exotic creatures in the aquarium. I fancy the preserved specimen room the most. You guys should bring a notebook when coming here since they have stamps for ya to check-in.
5.08 months ago
PRO TIP - Time your visit to coincide with whale-shark feeding time. The whale-sharks themselves are mesmerizing as they become almost-vertical, taking in giant gulps of krill and water. Meanwhile the surplus krill change the dynamic of the tank, as the school fish rise to the top to feed, and the predators stalk the school fish. Felt like we saw 2 completely different shows.