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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5.0a week ago
Just beautiful.. no comparison at all..worth to spend time and money. Hundreds of species of sea creatures.. incredible to see sharks.. unbelievable small small sea creatures..one of the most fascinating place in Osaka.. you can actually spend around 3 hours in there and won't regret even a single minute..every passing minute makes it more and more interesting and more and more adventurous..the real adventure comes at the end and leaves you just just awestruck.. must visit place of Osaka. Very well connected with train. Very well maintained and managed.
4.02 months ago
I was in awe of the whale sharks. You have to go during their feeding time. We saw the 3 p.m. feeding. I suggest you pick a spot somewhere on the middle level by a window and watch the entire spectacle. The cost of admission was simply worth seeing the whale sharks feed on plankton. There was a diver right at the mouth of one of the whale sharks helping to shovel in the plankton.
Basically the pathways in the aquarium revolved around the gigantic main tank where the whale sharks are. You start at the top and slowly spiral around the huge tank. In separate tanks of their own, you also see other creatures on the opposite side of the huge tank such as penguins, dolphins and seals. I might have given this a 5, but I have been to other aquariums that do a better job with dolling up the environment. This aquarium was quite minimalistic in terms of its decorations and signage.
But to see the whale sharks was wonderful! For me, this was the must-see attraction in Osaka.
5.0a month ago
It’s a beautiful aquarium with a large variety of sea life. Great way to get away from the heat and the crowds. You can spend hours here so plan accordingly. It’s air-conditioned. A great way to keep the kids entertained for hours. It’s a place the while family will enjoy. they have a really cute gift shop and lockers for you to save your items if you don’t wanna carry them.
5.02 weeks ago
Osaka’s Aquarium Kaiyukan is a must-visit. It has several unique exhibits which will put you in awe of all its marine wildlife.
Bought an entrance ticket + train ticket combo at the Namba station, where I was able to save a few bucks.
They also have lockers for rent where you can place all your belongings. Amazingly, I lost my locker key while exploring the place and it was returned to the staff. Thank you, honest Japanese citizen and Kaiyukan staff.
In total, it takes 2-3 hours to walk through them all. Great experience!
5.0in the last week
Featuring one of the largest saltwater tanks in the world, there is no shortage of aquatic creatures one can experience at this location. There are (paid) stamps that children can collect for an extra bit of their fun. After an escalator ride from the entrance, you will enter a rain forest housing otters and will begin descending down in a sprial-like path with the main tank housing whale sharks, sharks, manta rays, and other larger aquatic animals on your left, and smaller exhibits to your right such as dolphins, and tropical fish. The end of the route features a tank where you can also touch fish so have fun.