Osaka Aquarium KaiyukanCurrently Closed
- 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
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan - Review
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 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
10 AM - 11 AM
82.84% 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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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Reviews
A good aquarium, some great sized tanks. It was very busy on a Saturday with many children and queues. There was the occasional quiet area but these were far and few between. The otters hunting amongst real shoals of fish was amazing. The Pacific Ocean tank was massive but still on the small size for huge whale shark. The jellyfish dark area was ethereal. Worth a visit possibly in the evening when it should be quieter!
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We walked, just 3 minutes from our hotel/condo. The huge shark & ray tank is incredible. We also enjoyed the side exhibits of fish faces and odd sea creatures. The aquarium maximizes it's small building with a spiral layout which enhances the experience. The adjacent mall and restaurants were a plus. We are glad to have spent time here on our vacation.
Honestly the best aquarium I have ever been to. Very educational, all animals had plenty of space and their upkeep was clearly top priority. There are so many different species here, some of which I'd never even heard of, never mind seen! And the layout is genius, allowing viewing of the same tank at different levels so you can see all the fish in there. The views to outside in the cafe aren't bad either!
This is a must visit place if you are in Osaka. The aquarium claimed to be the largest in the world. Looking at the collection of marine animals they have, I believed the aquarium has lived up to its Billings. The fishes and the all the marine animals on display have freedom to roam around with the setting close to their original inhabitants. One could easily engrossed with the exhibits and completely immersed into its beauty and appreciate the wonder of God’s creation. I truly wish I could spent more time on each exhibits.
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.