Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 1 Chome-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 552-0022, Japan
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-665765501
  • Ticket Price: 2300 JPY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids
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About Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

The Osaka Aquarium, also known as Kaiyukan, is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka's bay area. It is one of Japan's most spectacular and grand aquariums. Spread across 8 floors, the aquarium is home to some of the most beautiful and stunning creatures of the aquatic world. Travel on the suggested route and descend a spiral slope, viewing the tanks along the way. The Central Tank is around 9 metres long and houses the aquarium's main attraction, the whale sharks.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Ticket Prices

  • Adults (16+): ¥2300
  • Seniors (60+): ¥2000
  • Elementary and Junior High school students (7-15): ¥1200
  • Preschool child (4-6): ¥600
  • Children under 3: Free

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission is one hour before the closing time.
  • The opening hours vary by season.

How To reach Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan by Public Transport

  • Osaka Station

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  • 95% of people who visit Osaka include Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in their plan

  • 76.03% of people start their Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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70.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

People normally club together Dotonbori Area and Tempozan Ferris Wheel while planning their visit to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Reviews

  • Such a cool aquarium! It may seem like a strange place to visit as a tourist, but if you're a fan of marine life, I highly recommend it! The main tank at the center of the aquarium was truly spectacular. It was my first time seeing a whale shark, which was really awe-inspiring. Their exhibits were very nicely displayed, and most had English translations. They also have these cute stamps in each exhibit room that you can collect in a booklet, and it's a fun way to keep kids (or silly adults) engaged and exploring.

  • A great place to take the whole family. Very large building that spans multiple floors, there's lots to see and will take hours to see it all. There is a section towards the end where you can interact with stingrays and other small fish. The exterior of the building looks incredible at night, I would recommend doing what we did - arrive in the late afternoon, that way when you're finished, you get to see everything lit up. Well worth a visit if you are in Osaka bay!

  • This is a great aquarium, a place with so much to see even for regular aquarium fans like me. The sheer size and the variety of fish should be enough to persuade any visitor of Osaka to come to this attraction at least once. The downside of the place, though, is that there are simply too many people at any given time. I have never been here in the evening, but during the mornings and the day, it is very hard to enjoy any single tank because of the various people taking pictures, recording a video or having a simple chat with his/her company. You can't blame them though, there are no rules against enjoying a tank for yourself 😝 The other thing I found missing here was that being such a gigantic aquarium, this is more like a 'bazaar' should I say... of fish, rather than a coherent story. This shouldn't be a matter for people who just enjoy seeing a good variety of fish, though.

  • One of the top 3 Aquarium in Japan. You have to simply visit here if you are in holiday with family. The kids surely will love this place. Large selection of fishes, nicely displayed exhibition, and even English translation in every nook of the aquarium. If you’re fond of marine life, it’s simply a must visit aquarium in Japan.

  • The aquarium was a standard recommended tourist destination at Osaka, so we decided to give it a go. It is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. While the displays we're good, the place was fairly crowded and at certain spots, it felt more like a crowded market Street compared to a beautiful aquarium where one goes to enjoy serenity of nature. Alas, once you get over the crowds, there certainly are some amazing exhibits. For the big tank, I would recommend continuing your walk down the spiral walkway to reach mid level, where there often is less crowds and there are seats which you can sit and enjoy the fish swim. Towards the end there is a tank of stingray which children can touch. My son enjoyed the experience, but I was not game enough to do it. Overall it's another tourist attraction worthwhile a visit to say you have done it but definitely worthwhile for families with younger children.

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