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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4.03 weeks ago
Nice 2 hour tour. Feeding time Whale Sharks and other fish in biggest Aquarium 10.30 and 15.00. Allow at least 30 but better 60 minutes to get to the tank. Lower floors are less crowded.
Best tip will be: there is plenty of space later at the tank. At the first possible site highest floor everybody lines up for the Whale sharks and few floors down you have seats and no waiting time.
5.0in the last week
Beautiful aquarium. Great fun and education for kids on species of marine life, where they are found, preservation etc and activities like penguin and shark feeding. Gorgeous jellyfish display! A cool escape from the summer heat, it takes a couple of hours to mosey through at relaxed pace. Food court available.. extremely busy and a little expensive though.
5.0a month ago
It was beautiful. I love the serenity of just sitting there and look at the big tank. They have a majestic whale! The aquarium is so clean it barely has any fish smell in the open area. Pictures don’t do this aquarium justice. Did I mention they have a whale?
5.0a week ago
We really enjoyed this Aquarium on our trip to Osaka. Perfect for families! It does tend to get crowded and it’s also quite dark in there. I lost the people I was with and the Aquarium is big so took me a while to find them again 😂 Also no signal. I loved how there was an absolute huge variety of marine animals to see. The surrounding area of the Aquarium is also stunning. I want to go back!
5.0in the last week
It's a great aquarium, with huge tanks that you can look at from many different floors. The only problem are the tourists, that do not understand walking in lines so everyone can see... Do not even try to get to the first windows for the whale shark tank, there's plenty of room later down where you can see the tank without being pushed.