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
Okay so obviously an amazing aquarium, the best I've ever seen. You begin at the top and work your way down through the water column and every exhibit is really cool. Plus they have 2 whale sharks. However there are a lot of Chinese tourists even at 10:00 (opening time) on a Thursday. This isn't the fault of the aquarium so I won't reduce the rating but the larger groups of people and associated noise reduce your ability to focus and enjoy the experience.
4.0in the last week
The place was worth to visit, but please consider the waiting line take 30 minutes. Buy the ticket in advance whether in Seven 7, or any travel app. Notes for the aquarium management, please build wider place for the dolphin and penguins to let them more room to explore. Also, please be strict with the animal touching area some of the visitors seem to force holding fish fin. Recommend to provide guard in each point of aquarium for the stress-free life of the fish.
5.0a week ago
Good aquarium with a lot to see. Super sized tank. Touched some sharks and rays. Saw some penguins, a bit of mammals and a ton of fish.
Not even pricey.
Very worth visiting.
The only downside to this wonderful place is the amount of visitors they get.
5.03 weeks ago
Best aquarium I’ve ever been to!!! The whole place is a huge eight-floor big fish tank with great marine animals in it.
The place is not a simple window display for the animals but an idea-aligned curated show with a deep thoughtful philosophy. Really cool and inspiring.
They also have petting zone for stingray and fish.
Nice location by the sea, 5 mins to the train station, next to a ferry wheel where you can have a bird view of the city.
Definitely a must-go. Loved it.
5.03 weeks ago
Awesome! Is not very big, but the space is well used. The tanks are deep and you can walk down to see the different creatures living in the different depths of sea. And I love whale sharks. They are huge and gentle. I love the place.