Osaka Aquarium

Sightseeing information about Osaka Aquarium in Japan.


Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)4.6

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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.

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Reviews

5.0a month ago

Best to visit during the early hours to avoid the incoming traffic. Take your time to enjoy the Penguins, dolphins, fish and the main attraction: whale sharks. There are stingrays, otters, and other sea creatures as well. There is information located at every corner to help you identify the different types of area animals and plants. Both flora and fauna look healthy and good. There are helpful arrows to guide your way but they're not necessary as the wound route is straightforward. You can touch stingrays and sharks as well but make sure you keep their restrictions in mind when touching these creatures. There are chairs available at corners in case you get tied and just want to admire the view. This trip is both educational and fun for the whole family.

5.03 weeks ago

Huge aquarium! The aquarium is beautiful! It took us three hours to see all the exhibits. There is a giant tank in the middle that is four or five stories high, and you never miss a chance to see these cool exhibit. Giant manta rays, whale sharks, and many, other fish and mammals you'd probably only see at this place. The exhibits were awesome and although a bit crowded at times, you can find some spots towards the top where you can just sit and observe, and beautiful classical music plays as the fish swim peacefully in their tanks.

5.03 weeks ago

Best to come during early hours or early night time to avoid the big crowds. The aquarium is pretty huge with a descending design so you ‘feel’ like you are going deeper into the ocean. There are several seating areas and also a cafe halfway through the aquarium. A large variety of fish and other sea organisms. I spent quite a few hours just watching. Would definitely come again.

5.0a month ago

Osaka aquarium is a huge aquarium with many sea creatures, I had an enjoyable time there amidst the crowd during a November weekday. In terms of crowds, I had to wait a little to see exhibits but nothing overbearing.

Their centerpiece is a large 3 stories aquarium filled with sharks, mantas, stingrays and not to forget fishes. You'll get to see the magnificence of these large creatures in front of you. Other interactive activities includes the chance to touch the sea creatures in a shallow pond.

5.03 weeks ago

Huge tank in the middle with shark is the main attraction along with other marine life. Also we liked in the end before coming out can touch fishes in the water. It’s great experience to touch few variety of dishes. The whole aquarium is very well designed as you go up all the way in the beginning and eventually come down slowly by watching fishes of all kind.