Hello Japan - Japan Travel Guide

Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN

Travel Guide - Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN

InformationInformation

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

TweetsTweets

(((Alex Polkovsky))) ♿🇨🇦 @apolkov - 2019-07-20
@Robert_M_OK @MissChezza2 Oh... speaking of Osaka. Visit the Osaka Aquarium. https://t.co/8Bcq9G6A7v
You start at t… https://t.co/HE8MBYgszE
𝐀𝐌𝐘 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐙- 𝐂𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐎 @amypcastillo - 2019-07-20
Vlogger Seyah is back! And here's his own vlog about our recent trip to Japan! Watch him play with the deers at Nar… https://t.co/O5wPN3v46v
minami @meemeami - 2019-07-16
If any of y’all want info, this is a female ringed seal named Yuki. She lives in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.
Lbabinz 🇨🇦 @Lbabinz - 2019-07-15
Spent a night in Osaka but ended up switching hotels to be closer to the Shin-Osaka station. Took a day trip to the… https://t.co/fDwvBk1odO
MCCS Iwakuni @mccs_iwakuni - 2019-07-12
Explore Chinatown, downtown, & Harbor Land in Kobe. Also, visit the Kaiyukan Aquarium in Osaka, all with IT&T. Stay… https://t.co/cRUPJo2gQd
fi choi ❣️ @trinscendence - 2019-07-12
@Osaka_Kaiyukan When I went to this aquarium in February I saw this couple and now they have 8 chicks omg https://t.co/lTX0K5U2T9
Kürbis Gedeihe || wana @wanwanwana - 2019-07-09
@gyorzeppeli osaka, kyoto and nara are must sees for me. nara is gorgeous bc deers who mug you for food <3
osaka is… https://t.co/ST0gUhMpTr
Roxy Modesto @roxymodest - 2019-07-02
Basta pating, sweet lover? 😆🦈

Last day of 31, and I spent it (not) sleeping with the fishes ~

#RoxyInJapan @ 海遊館… https://t.co/Gi7uGZrom8
ryouta @ 2nd nanalive 🎤🎶 [605/300] @racknoa - 2019-07-02
I died for a day thanks to my cold so I didn't update but here we go!! Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium and ramen 🤒 https://t.co/cir7klnuU9
ryouta @ yuki's yeety nanalive 🎤🎶 [605/300] @racknoa - 2019-07-02
I died for a day thanks to my cold so I didn't update but here we go!! Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium and ramen 🤒 https://t.co/cir7klnuU9
Stirling Elmendorf @StirPhoto - 2019-06-28
The fantastic Osaka Aquarium by night... #peterchermayeff #amazingaquarium
#osakajapan #tokyophotographer… https://t.co/NNt6kwSLFM
Stirling Elmendorf @StirPhoto - 2019-06-27
The fantastic Osaka Aquarium by night... #peterchermayeff #amazingaquarium⠀
#osakajapan #tokyophotographer… https://t.co/uAmjaHy4cD
Fruitcup @dragonfruitcup - 2019-06-24
After lunch, we went to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. It’s one of the few aquariums in the world that has a whale s… https://t.co/em15mUrwUV
Rachel Hatch @RachelNZVR - 2019-06-24
Worthy mention
.. but so many questions @Osaka_Kaiyukan? Does this impact on the earths axis? Did this take a tota… https://t.co/Hc0Bk859pY
Shake The Box @ShakeTheBoxSays - 2019-06-22
From here you see the otters chilling on land, but later you can see them diving into the water from below!… https://t.co/mscYxshg3r
Shake The Box @ShakeTheBoxSays - 2019-06-22
It starts almost like a zoo, with surface level life, but then you spiral deeper down! Very cool layout!

#osaka… https://t.co/mqagJzSnDC
Shake The Box @ShakeTheBoxSays - 2019-06-22
Look at these two, can't even enjoy the moment without phones to take pictures. Youths these days.

#osaka #japan… https://t.co/qiSr1Yk7wY
Shake The Box @ShakeTheBoxSays - 2019-06-22
This crab wants you to know where the exit is!

#osaka #japan #japanphotography #travelphotography #aquarium… https://t.co/keQr9sFl2n
Vins @Biinsudesu - 2019-06-21
Osaka Part 2: Electric Boogaloo! Took a gander at making our personalized instant ramen at the Cup Noodles museum a… https://t.co/IMwJkHYGUm
ジェミ@ ナナライ2nd Reunion!! @nemu_gem - 2019-06-20
Things I'm most excited about for Japan: meeting Anzu, Ven, Yae-san, and Tiger, Osaka aquarium Kaiyukan, NANALIVE!!… https://t.co/JmMqzcFjSw
ジェミ@ ナナライ2nd Reunion!! @nemu_gem - 2019-06-20
Things I'm most excited about for Japan: meeting Anzu, Ven, Yae-san, and Tiger, Osaka aquarium Kaiyukan, NANALIVE!!… https://t.co/JmMqzcFjSw
Sharon @sharonpenguin - 2019-06-19
Most decent photo in this place 🤦‍♀️ The Place is so dark, either I turn black or the marine species whilst taking… https://t.co/aPIRpbglOA
The Ritz-Carlton @RitzCarlton - 2019-06-18
Take in the views at one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums, Osaka #Aquarium 'Kaiyukan'. https://t.co/rOHP41z2Gz
Milo W. @ Kyoto 🇯🇵 @OctoMilo - 2019-06-17
One of the coolest stops on our #Japan vacation so far was the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan! The area was really picture… https://t.co/Xs4eQbpWyv
Milo W. 🛫🇯🇵 @OctoMilo - 2019-06-17
One of the coolest stops on our #Japan vacation so far was the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan! The area was really picture… https://t.co/Xs4eQbpWyv
Milo Williams @OctoMilo - 2019-06-17
One of the coolest stops on our #Japan vacation so far was the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan! The area was really picture… https://t.co/Xs4eQbpWyv
MelonRain @MelonRainTV - 2019-06-11
It was a hectic day yesterday 😰
One side of osaka to the other. Spent an insane amount of time.
Legs definitely don… https://t.co/fOwnTNjTZq
pkbt 🦊 bitsummit/osaka @pkbeta - 2019-06-10
oh yeah I should mention I'm at the Osaka Kaiyukan/Aquarium. it's pretty dang big.
pkbt 🦊 home @pkbeta - 2019-06-10
oh yeah I should mention I'm at the Osaka Kaiyukan/Aquarium. it's pretty dang big.
Patrick @ TheCraftyPlayers @CraftyPlayers - 2019-06-07
@LeonJScheuber The aquarium in Osaka is also amazing, called Kaiyukan, and if you want to spend more time in Osaka,… https://t.co/i2XVHkCEX1

Notes

Information
Basic information about traveling to Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN.
Opening Hours
Opening hours of Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN.
Closed
Closed days or periods of Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN.
Price / Entrance Fee
Price of the entrance ticket or other fees for Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN (if applicable).
Access / Public Transport
How to get to Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN with public transportation.
Related Links
Official website of Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN or other related pages.
Address / Location
Address and map of Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN.
Recommended
List of other recommended sightseeing spots.
Tweets
Tweets related to Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN.