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Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN

Travel Guide - Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN

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In the Osaka Harbor Village complex, this is one aquarium that is worth a visit. Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN is one of the largest aquariums in the world. The aquarium exhibits 580 species of fishes and animals live in the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium's 14 tanks replicate 10 areas in the Pacific Rim and some areas in Japan, and each floor where these tanks are displayed represents different ocean levels. The distinctive-looking building itself is also fascinating.
You start by taking an elevator to the top, before you begin a slow, winding descent on foot down a walkway which winds its way around the aquarium's giant main tank containing 5,400 tons of water. Here, a variety of sharks, rays and other marine life share their quarters with the aquarium's star attractions, two enormous whale sharks. They are an awesome sight, particularly when they swim right in front of you.
If you want to beat the crowds, get there for opening time. Long queues are the norm especially on weekends and holidays. Presentations have both Japanese and English captions and an environment-friendly slant to them. The aquarium also offers guided tours that takes you to the workplace of the aquarium keepers.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 10:00 - 20:00 *admission until 19:00

ClosedClosed

  • Irregular

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission: 2,300 yen (General, Adult)
  • Admission: 1,200 yen (Child)
  • Guided Tour (A, B): 500 yen
  • Guided Tour (Backyard Tour): 900 yen
  • Guided Tour (Premium Tour): 1,000 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Osaka-ko Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line (C11)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-3-9, Doshin, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0035

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Jessica @presinzanoj - 2019-11-15
These renderings remind me of @Osaka_Kaiyukan https://t.co/fipe43RQya via @northjersey
Alex SC @reallyalexsc - 2019-11-14
Fascinating wander around the Osaka aquarium. The mind boggles at the engineering required for their Pacific Ocean… https://t.co/iM7KGQoctq
Japantravelphoto @Japantravelpho1 - 2019-11-14
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Japantravelphoto @japantravelphos - 2019-11-14
🔴#The Osaka Aquarium #Kaiyukan is an #aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, near Osaka Bay. It is one of… https://t.co/dycjxkXkXN
Japantravelphoto @japantravelphot - 2019-11-14
🔴#The Osaka Aquarium #Kaiyukan is an #aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, near Osaka Bay. It is one of… https://t.co/zuhFIS3jQt
Japantravelphoto @japantravelphou - 2019-11-14
🔴#The Osaka Aquarium #Kaiyukan is an #aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, near Osaka Bay. It is one of… https://t.co/qVWrwabazs
Japantravelphoto @japantravelpht - 2019-11-14
🔴#The Osaka Aquarium #Kaiyukan is an #aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, near Osaka Bay. It is one of… https://t.co/5Xze7NoMIw
Erin Eclair @ ✨Commissions Open @erineclair - 2019-11-05
I spent an hour looking for plushie to buy at Osaka Kaiyukan (Aquarium)

Pls help me decide 🤣
I'm weak with plushies related to the sea
raffriday @skitchyio - 2019-11-05
Appreciated the view of Osaka and the Kaiyukan Aquarium. Also loved the Tempozan ferris wheel https://t.co/Xrgl11CDzo
rafwednesday @skitchyio - 2019-11-05
Appreciated the view of Osaka and the Kaiyukan Aquarium. Also loved the Tempozan ferris wheel https://t.co/Xrgl11CDzo
Jesse Olson @JesseOl99640190 - 2019-11-04
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dana 🍑 check pinned @SKyungjae - 2019-11-03
Heading to the world's largest aquarium (osaka aquarium kaiyukan) with family friends and all i could think of is T… https://t.co/mszD9wAxEX
dana 🍑 jae’s girl @SKyungjae - 2019-11-03
Heading to the world's largest aquarium (osaka aquarium kaiyukan) with family friends and all i could think of is T… https://t.co/mszD9wAxEX
dana 🍑 stream moonwalk @SKyungjae - 2019-11-03
Heading to the world's largest aquarium (osaka aquarium kaiyukan) with family friends and all i could think of is T… https://t.co/mszD9wAxEX
sativa hybrid 🍓 @kiIlIaCam - 2019-10-31
Went to the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium in Japan a few years ago and got a plush whale shake that I decided to name 'Ka… https://t.co/Fc1uyUnNWr
OsakaBob_Official @Bob_OGTB - 2019-10-29
Good morning! Okini! #OsakaBob here♪
On a rainy day there's no place I'd rather be than #Osaka's #aquarium… https://t.co/ki9inS1O0K
gobanana @gobanana8 - 2019-10-29
I gave my coworkers some souvenir from Okinawa.
I didn’t know that there are whale sharks at Kaiyukan in Osaka.
I t… https://t.co/Jue6H7RVBT
ikay del valle @attyikay - 2019-10-28
Not just a school of fish... This is an entire University 😬🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈 @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JAPAN) https://t.co/5nQZTSkg4p
kobe-taro @kobetaro5 - 2019-10-26
@ur_my_sunshine7 I heard the aquariums last only 30years.
Kobe suma aquarium was 34years ago. after 1-2years Osaka… https://t.co/R0wpL1rkPd
Anton Tabuena @antontabuena - 2019-10-24
That's why. (That’s why)... I still get jelly! @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JAPAN) https://t.co/AxnQsZKX8I
The Mainichi (Japan) @themainichi - 2019-10-20
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan to release its popular whale shark into the Pacific for research purposes
https://t.co/49u6Ne0PD6
Kingnoob @XxKingNoob360xX - 2019-10-19
While on Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. I found this cute birdy https://t.co/8Q8aeP5Pe2
Kreyma 🛫🇯🇵 @RheinlandChief - 2019-10-19
Today we visited the Kaiyūkan Aquarium here in #Osaka. One of the biggest in the world. At it was beautiful and stu… https://t.co/Vq1w03APCG
The Mainichi (Japan) @themainichi - 2019-10-18
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan to release its popular whale shark into the Pacific for research purposes
 
https://t.co/49u6NdJeLy
The Mainichi (Japan) @themainichi - 2019-10-18
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan to release its popular whale shark into the Pacific for research purposes
 @Osaka_Kaiyukan
https://t.co/49u6NdJeLy
🇯🇵Japan ・ Japanese 🇯🇵 @LittleKobeinAm1 - 2019-10-18
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↑ Look those super cute sea lions pillows. Can you believe they are pillows? They are from… https://t.co/LdocRlYU9l
Joanne R. Raquel @joanneraquel - 2019-10-17
Small face and a round body... Yup Mom had to call this seal sushithebeagle @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JAPAN) https://t.co/4l9Zo2VNwg
Joseph Morales @JusaAverageJoe - 2019-10-17
You turn me in to a big softie! Who doesn’t love some swirled soft serve? 🤤#JustaAverageJoe @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KA… https://t.co/aFo9cJQVoP
Kay/Kae 🐱🌸 @NyaruKSJ - 2019-10-17
Yesterday we went to Osaka aquarium kaiyukan forgot to post here https://t.co/ZPHGI6o8Lt
Linvalin in Japan @Linvalin_twitch - 2019-10-17
Day 8: Went to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan!
So many moods in one place. 🤭
What's everyone's fav fishie? Mines the puffy… https://t.co/QaIZXYLzMh
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2019-10-16
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Kaiyukan Aquarium - The vertical tank with its whale shark
https://t.co/XZPnqDVS31 https://t.co/qgJhxPMrgU
散々な昨日も_早々に忘れFly[❤💜] @cielmelodies - 2019-10-14
@himawaarikiiroo Kaiyukan, the aquarium :D And there's a ferris wheel nearby too :D
Besides that, I would recommen… https://t.co/ohvpWlR0L9
JATRABRIDGE @jatrabrige - 2019-10-13
#osakatravel
Near Kaiyukan Aquarium, there is 'Takoyaki cooking class' where a professional tell us how to cook Tak… https://t.co/kSFQk23ZgZ
Dan✯Nolan @Zoggykins - 2019-10-12
@ThinkJamieKean @TextFont Osaka kaiyukan gift shop has to be the best aquarium gift shop in the world

So much love… https://t.co/7CyqMgRDKt
Laura Penrod is 3 cats in a trenchcoat @Cheerio_Buffet - 2019-10-12
Please look at my seal plushie that's based on a real seal at the aquarium I went to (Yuki-chan at the Osaka Kaiyuk… https://t.co/ESVCKSqOlF
Laura Penrod is a 290 y/o ghost, or 3 cats, idk @Cheerio_Buffet - 2019-10-12
Please look at my seal plushie that's based on a real seal at the aquarium I went to (Yuki-chan at the Osaka Kaiyuk… https://t.co/ESVCKSqOlF
Laura Penrod 🍕🤠🍕 Pizza Cowpoke @Cheerio_Buffet - 2019-10-12
Please look at my seal plushie that's based on a real seal at the aquarium I went to (Yuki-chan at the Osaka Kaiyuk… https://t.co/ESVCKSqOlF

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