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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

Manuel @ManuelRocamora - 2020-08-15
Amazing progress on #UAM (Urban Air Mobility): By 2023 @SkyDrive SD-XX world’s smallest #eVTOL would provide servic… https://t.co/SGpW45s04x
Michael Lambe @deepkyoto - 2020-08-11
Kintetsu’s Kaiyukan train is a refreshing sea-themed ride created to celebrate the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium's 30th a… https://t.co/3JNPUhMZbr
Kevin O’Shea 🇨🇦🇯🇵 #NatureEducator @MadForMaple - 2020-08-08
Rode on the #Osaka Kaiyukan Hanshin train today! 30th anniversary of the Aquarium! #Japan #Kansai @BeingKansai… https://t.co/BIKalDL6J6
JapanTravel.net @JapanTravelNet - 2020-07-30
Kaiyukan is an aquarium in Osaka where you can see many popular fish such as whale sharks.

@JapanTravelNet… https://t.co/NUbLv83t1i
JapanTravel.net @JapanTravelNet - 2020-07-30
Kaiyukan is an aquarium in Osaka where you can see many popular fish such as whale sharks.

@jpntravelnet… https://t.co/z8439qCUrM
favorite accomplice @ HD David Peepee @masqueradetea - 2020-07-27
@tochyaan I LOVE HIM
I LOVE THE AQUARIUM
LET ME CRY WHILE I SEE WHALE SHARKS AT THE KAIYUKAN AQUARIUM WITH HIM IN OSAKA
Suzu @MisterPriince - 2020-07-24
I had a lot of fun at my first aquarium visit and I was inspired to make my first fancam. I hope you like it… https://t.co/jYGiTaOIeq
Rob Nguyen @sbxjap - 2020-07-22
@AniMiaOfficial I do that too! I go to McDonald’s and aquariums in each place I visit. So far Japan still has best… https://t.co/f8vK8BaQnM
Holly is Very Tired 🏳️‍🌈⚔️ @🏡 @chaoticute - 2020-07-19
I had a dream about being back in Japan, so I thought I’d share pictures from the tiniest aquarium. It’s in the mal… https://t.co/UYBFIbTtdv
andy 🍓🦊✨ #STARGAZER // ʙʟᴍ @kangtakumi - 2020-07-17
a j-jam qrted my yona whale shark tweet w/ 'i want to go to kaiyukan' which upon googling is an aquarium in osaka .. girl me too tf lets GO
-𝕁𝔸𝔼- #BlackLivesMatter @chxrroz - 2020-07-12
I just noticed that this photo I took in Osaka’s aquarium Kaiyukan was exactly at the same spot in this random meme… https://t.co/6x0ZaPFrla
-𝕁𝔸𝔼- #BlackLivesMatter @chxrroz - 2020-07-12
I just noticed that this photo I took in Osaka’s aquarium Kaiyukan was exactly at the same spot in this random meme… https://t.co/6x0ZaPFrla
-𝕁𝔸𝔼- #BlackLivesMatter @chxrroz - 2020-07-12
I just noticed that this photo I took in Osaka’s aquarium Kaiyukan was exactly at the same spot in this random meme… https://t.co/6x0ZaPFrla
livedxaM61 @Maxdevil16 - 2020-07-09
@Thatgirlfeels Will do! I bought it after visiting Kaiyukan aquarium in the Tempozan Harbor village in Osaka :)
Christine Ye ʬ⁸⁴ @Christine__Ye - 2020-07-08
I wanted to visit Japan for the third time for spring break before we went on lockdown. Hoped to explore more of To… https://t.co/NiFl6MI3ec
Shigehiro Kuraku 工樂 樹洋 @sighex - 2020-07-05
Tap to enlarge. Today's was photographed at Osaka Aquarium #Kaiyukan as the yesterday's. Animal caretakers there ar… https://t.co/47jEa3uYjv
🙇‍♀️ thankful for dice 🙇‍♀️ @tlo_hpmi - 2020-07-04
Is there place you recommended to visit in Osaka?
He recommended Kaiyukan Aquarium, Tempozan Ferris Wheel Park, and Dotonburi.
🙇‍♀️ thankful for dice 🙇‍♀️ @tlo_hpmi - 2020-07-04
Is there place you recommended to visit in Osaka?
He recommended Kaiyukan Aquarium, Tempozan Ferris Wheel Park, and Dotonburi.
🙇‍♀️ thankful for dice 🙇‍♀️ @tlo_hpmi - 2020-07-04
Is there place you recommended to visit in Osaka?
He recommended Kaiyukan Aquarium, Tempozan Ferris Wheel Park, and Dotonburi.
悲しみ怒り力に変えて🔥 @talitatops - 2020-06-13
@femmedumpling From April this year, the Hanshin line has released these Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) trains and I am… https://t.co/BOXohov4pv
Nigelファン @MarvenNigel - 2020-06-11
Hi @Nigelmarven. I just found a nice photo. If I'm not wrong, this is a photo from Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN(… https://t.co/rFtSvr6is9
A&C Stay @ac_stay - 2020-05-26
#Osaka Aquarium #Kaiyukan will reopen its doors for visitors from June 1st :) However, the number of visitors per h… https://t.co/uOJUcLwmcs
Colin "T-Shirt Space Ninja" Tomele @ManiacalV - 2020-05-21
@cc_culogrande That's a Yuki-chan plushie, who lives at Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka.

YOU CAN BUY THEM!

https://t.co/s7mf66dLvl
gabriel robledo @gabriel71947027 - 2020-05-14
After that I went to Osaka, that's famous for its huge river. Here I met Tanaka San, since the first time he saw me… https://t.co/uobuUxfzJe
gabriel robledo @gabriel71947027 - 2020-05-14
But we decided to visit both, Osaka's castle and Kaiyukan's aquarium. It was so exciting, that I actually can't dec… https://t.co/dlOvoPJNzH
Anton Dy @antondeey - 2020-04-28
In a parallel universe, this may just be underwater. Or it might just be too much #homequarantine @ 海遊館 OSAKA AQUAR… https://t.co/XuT2NG4WNf
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2020-04-26
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Kaiyukan Aquarium - The vertical tank with its whale shark
https://t.co/WKu3OiHDUe https://t.co/To9M6RPKEd
Law Turley (TreacleA) @LawTurley - 2020-04-25
Happy #WorldPenguinDay 🐧🐧🐧

These guys courtesy of the incredible 大阪・海遊館 @Osaka_Kaiyukan which is the best aquarium… https://t.co/xv5ZwID3ml
Law Turley (TreacleA) @LawTurley - 2020-04-25
Happy #WorldPenguinDay 🐧🐧🐧

These guys courtesy of the incredible 大阪・海遊館 @Osaka_Kaiyukan which is the best aquarium… https://t.co/xv5ZwID3ml
🌷 𝖖𝖚𝖎𝖓𝖓𝖊 𝖑𝖆𝖗𝖘𝖊𝖓 🌷 @quinnecl - 2020-04-23
@slugspoon it was at the kaiyukan in Osaka, which is honestly the holy grail of aquarium gift shops
🌼 𝖖𝖚𝖎𝖓𝖓𝖊 𝖑𝖆𝖗𝖘𝖊𝖓 🌼 @quinnecl - 2020-04-23
@slugspoon it was at the kaiyukan in Osaka, which is honestly the holy grail of aquarium gift shops

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