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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Closes in 12 min: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
from US$20.65*
General Admission to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
from US$20.65*
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“sea creatures”(172 reviews)
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See the wide range of habitats that make up the Pacific Rim on a tour of this fascinating aquarium, which takes you from one environment to another and lets you feel as though you’re underwater.
Closes in 12 min
Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in One Day in Osaka
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6576-5501
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Reviewed yesterday

This aquarium is built in such a way that we start from the very top (8th level I think) and slowly make our way down on a gentle slope in big circles around the huge tanks. We love how we could see the animals so...More

Thank WendyL3563
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a 10 min ferry from Hotel Universal Port to the aquarium. A lot of fun activities eg. finding all the stamps, seals & dolphins playing in separate tanks, touching of stingrays, etc. Worth the trip especially for kids. V

Thank JorinGoh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent one afternoon at the Osaka Aquarium. We enjoyed the exhibits and overall design of the building. We took so many photos of this memorable trip.

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Osaka Aquarium located near the Osaka Bay Area.Many interesting fishes from various part of the the world, including jelly fish as well. You can touch the sting ray and baby shark! The whale shark, spider crab and sting ray are the main attraction....More

1  Thank joongyc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's my 2nd visit to the aquarium & I absolutely love this place. It's within 10mins walk from Osakajo stn. Try avoid the weekends as It was rather crowded. It's 8storey place. Lots of viewing windows for the main tank (whale sharks, rays, sharks) and...More

Thank jamz1980
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

By far one of my all time favorite stops in Osaka. Great deal to purchase the aquarium entrance fee and Ferris wheel package. We spent a lot of time admiring the large viewing tank with the large trevally, rays and whale shark! We were warned...More

Thank HawaiiBorn69
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was packed in places, allot of people. However, the layout is good, and once you get past the first couple of tanks, space frees up in the aisles. The aquarium itself has a huge select of difference creatures, and the path through the tanks...More

Thank STJK84
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited here on the 8th of Oct, 2018 which happened to be children's public holiday. It wasn't as busy as I had expected given this. We especially loved the jellyfish tanks, they were really beautiful and feeding time with the whale...More

1  Thank sam_wise_0404
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very relaxing place to go to and it reminds on our appreciation of animals. The aquarium is very well-maintained, clean and the location is very accessible. My parents, my husband and 3 year old daughter all had a great time!

Thank Jillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visit , the highlight for me was the 2 whale sharks , plenty of viewing windows and seats to sit and relax . Very well structured and many mammals and fish to see. Dolphins, penguins ,sharks and even NEMO makes it wonderland...More

1  Thank MrsGee2013
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Foo Vung T | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in Dec, the Otters were a huge bunch and playing joyfully.
Kristi M
11 January 2018|
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Response from Shelley M | Reviewed this property |
Check if your hotel sells the tickets. we stayed at universal port and they sold the tickets and ferry tickets also. Very easy and not crowded day we went. Never saw any lines to get it. Well organised. Enjoy.
Ann T
23 October 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I would say Saturday is better
Peter R
4 June 2017|
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Response from isatto | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website, they do lend wheelchair. For wheelchair users Visitors who use wheelchairs in the aquarium are requested to come to the KAIYUKAN Information Counter located on the 2F of the Entrance Building to... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Hal T | Reviewed this property |
roughly $25.00 US per person. They do have special prices -- (i.e. child, senior, group, holidays). They also have prices that combine the aquarium and going on the ferry to the neighboring Universal Studios (separate... More