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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

TweetsTweets

OsakaBob_Official @Bob_OGTB - 2019-01-19
It's #Kaiyukan!!!
And it's near the harbor so you can see lots of boats while you're visiting the fishes🐠🦈
Plus the… https://t.co/DdwU3XaJmM
Rob Nguyen @sbxjap - 2019-01-19
Honestly one of the biggest tanks we’ve ever seen. Sharks are all over it, even laying around on the bottom! 🦈 @ 海遊… https://t.co/libl1lQETz
Rob Nguyen @sbxjap - 2019-01-19
They even had dolphins! Even caught one leaving a streak of 💩 poop! 😂 @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JAPAN) https://t.co/ZQHj7k62yw
VGR @VeeeGR - 2019-01-19
I went to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan to see the round seal and I was not disappointed https://t.co/sLgIe11wRy
[‎​jInGjO£] @JingJoe_ds - 2019-01-19
📷Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible🤔 Kaiyukan(Osak… https://t.co/62kfhrSpjg
ArinAnimates @ArinAnimates - 2019-01-18
Missing the @Osaka_Kaiyukan Aquarium especially all the jellyfish!
Pics from my #japantrip https://t.co/8c7fuEYq68
Maid Mama @Maid__Mama - 2019-01-18
@ArinAnimates @Osaka_Kaiyukan Best aquarium for jellyfish ahhh
Rob Nguyen @sbxjap - 2019-01-18
We go to an aquarium almost every place we visit. We’ve been to 11 different aquariums/sea life parks! This one is… https://t.co/2ZJ1cK5vH3
「RIIIIIƘƘᐱH・BITΞƧ」 @The_Episiarch - 2019-01-16
I know the whale sharks are supposed to be the main attraction at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, but personally, the thin… https://t.co/UE6FR0UGyW
Nicole Clement @w36500days - 2019-01-15
Kaiyukan, Osaka, JPN

We waited until 5Pm since the aquarium has a night version. It was cool to see a more mysteri… https://t.co/jEUYfXW84R
The Neko Kennel @TheNekoKennel - 2019-01-15
Where am i now? The more i travel the more interesting things i see!

#foggy #corgi #dog #thenekokennel suzume.shim… https://t.co/jDm4eTkRmp
Nikki 🐸@birthday🎊 @thefroglesbian - 2019-01-14
@pikachuslutR @ratboyryan Also kaiyukan is a really nice aquarium, they have whale sharks! If u like anime den den… https://t.co/As0TmcwUcX
Nikki 🐸@うどん県🍜💖 @thefroglesbian - 2019-01-14
@pikachuslutR @ratboyryan Also kaiyukan is a really nice aquarium, they have whale sharks! If u like anime den den… https://t.co/As0TmcwUcX
Sleepy 🍊🌪️ @srippiP - 2019-01-10
Based on the chunk of aquariums I've been too so far, i think the top 3 are
1. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
2.… https://t.co/kRGUHK3xMz
#TWICE 10-10-10-10 @ccjeongtzu - 2019-01-07
I'm not sure but looks like Mina's whale cushion was bought from Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Aquarium Website:… https://t.co/yZFYOFBVho
TZUYU 10-10-10-10 @ccjeongtzu - 2019-01-07
I'm not sure but looks like Mina's whale cushion was bought from Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Aquarium Website:… https://t.co/yZFYOFBVho
🐸🐶 #TWICE 10-10-10-10 @ccjeongtzu - 2019-01-07
I'm not sure but looks like Mina's whale cushion was bought from Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Aquarium Website:… https://t.co/yZFYOFBVho
Franky So @franky_so - 2019-01-06
Today we went to the Osaka aquarium. Beautiful clear sky from Osaka harbour. Went to many great temples and made fr… https://t.co/n036OjTHNL
Bioluminescent Ocean @BioluminescentO - 2018-12-31
@Osaka_Kaiyukan Beautiful aquarium! I loved every moment of my visit! Hope to come back soon!
Chris Hercules @chris_hercules - 2018-12-30
Here is part 2 of me throwing a ninja star for the first time in Osaka Japan earlier this year at the Kaiyukan Aqua… https://t.co/bSiNLfsU3d
OsakaBob_Official @Bob_OGTB - 2018-12-29
@cbp_SAZAe Actually I bumped into it yesterday at Tempozan's Marketplace & thought of you. They even had sets conta… https://t.co/5A9FddPTSn
Gigg Vorasit T @GiggVorasit - 2018-12-27
Deep submerge #giggsjourney #throwback #japan #osaka #kaiyukan #aquarium #shark https://t.co/OfQnNocunb
Paolo Young @paolo_young - 2018-12-25
You’re my candy baby, you’re my trick or treat, you’re my chocolate with a little something in between 🍫… https://t.co/HT0cpSZUY0
Paolo Young @paolo_young - 2018-12-23
You’re my candy baby, you’re my trick or treat, you’re my chocolate with a little something in between 🍫 @ Osaka Aq… https://t.co/rgawiVDhqw
Mappy Cruz @mappycruz - 2018-12-22
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ❤️ @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JAPAN) https://t.co/Xo3vzyMm2P
Chris Brindle @brinster1 - 2018-12-20
@gus_wing @Osaka_Kaiyukan Parker is really jealous of you going to the aquarium and seeing the whale shark.
Ian Thompson @gus_wing - 2018-12-19
Sound is off as it’s just background chatter. Watch the #whaleshark emerging from the blue. This is @osaka_kaiyukan… https://t.co/VCydrtfKtK
JetPacific @Jet_Pacific - 2018-12-19
Osaka is a large city located on the Japanese Island on Honshu. Osaka welcomes well over 9.4 million tourists per y… https://t.co/fA7Fp19ZGm
딸기사슴¹²²⁶ @paulisteu2618 - 2018-12-17
12/16 Osaka: Find T corner, Kaiyukan (Osaka's aquarium)

CM: The penguins did a T
YH: Penguin-san
CM: When I say 'p… https://t.co/jtDxTOfsQj
딸기사슴¹²²⁶ @paulisteu2618 - 2018-12-17
12/16 Osaka: Find T corner, Kaiyukan (Osaka's aquarium)

CM: The penguins did a T
YH: Penguin-san
CM: When I say 'p… https://t.co/jtDxTOfsQj
Farah Karim @seramyfay - 2018-12-16
In Osaka! Today visited Osaka Castle grounds, Osaka Museum of History, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (So cool!) and r… https://t.co/V2NDADgN4V
CRYSTAL @Crystallngg - 2018-12-11
I get a little too touchy even for sharks and stingrays. #sorrynotsorry @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JAPAN) https://t.co/8AITNBFwCy
🍆Dechanique🍆 @dechanique - 2018-12-10
Yesterday we went to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, boasting the largest aquarium in the world and two whale sharks!… https://t.co/aRTeCIFFII
Ben Hope @BenHope_ - 2018-12-09
Genuinely never thought I'd be able to see a whale shark or manta ray in my life. @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN (JA… https://t.co/TlvIQcJrAH
Tim Moore @Tinnogo - 2018-12-08
Spent a day at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan to see the big whale sharks. It’s one of the largest aquariums in the wo… https://t.co/ODrYm51C0D
Al J. Dayo @WindArcherAj - 2018-12-05
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Japan. I really enjoyed this tourist spot in Japan. Filled with stunningly amazing sea cre… https://t.co/IuY6BZCPQM
Roxel V. @WindArcherAj - 2018-12-05
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Japan. I really enjoyed this tourist spot in Japan. Filled with stunningly amazing sea cre… https://t.co/IuY6BZCPQM
TalesfromtheFandom @talesftfandom - 2018-12-03
@JuddWinick If you ever go to Osaka, they have a wonderful exhibit at Kaiyukan Aquarium to see them up close.

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