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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5.02 weeks ago
Went here during non-peak season where there were quite a number of people, but not that packed that we could still stay longer in each exhibit.
This is a well-designed aquarium that I really enjoyed staying in every exhibit to observe the creatures.
Groups that came here were mostly couples, or families with kids; the kids surely loved and were really excited to see the animals.
Overall it was an enjoyable experience.
Tip: Google Lens works great to find out more about each of the animals here.
5.0a month ago
I loved this aquarium, it was full of variety and had some fun shows. The stuffed animals they sell here are also a plus, beyond cute. The whale sharks are really amazing to look at as well! IT is their mascot after all...
The place is fairly large, not huge, but big for an aquarium in Japan. There is a lot to explore, so be prepared to spend a whole day here if you enjoy taking your time and enjoying the place.
There is nice places to eat, though I didn't try anything, but the shows are fun to sit and enjoy, good entertainment for guest.
5.0a year ago
This aquarium is so big and it exhibits a lot of different sea creatures
5.010 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.
5.02 weeks ago
It is said that Osaka Aquarium is the biggest in Japan , well it was wonderful seeing the stingrays , sharks and especially the jellyfish. A lot of species to see with detailed descriptions or audio guides. Celebrating the 30th anniversary. This beautiful building has elevators for wheelchair access and ramps, restrooms are available almost in every floor. This experience is recommended for couples , children can become easily bored.