Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

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Marvel at the beauty of the natural world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, devoted to the interconnectedness of all life and the brilliant diversity of underwater ecosystems. The aquarium holds about 30,000 species and is organized by geographical region, paying closest attention to the Pacific Ocean. Enter through the immersive tunnel tank, then look for the whale shark, the various species of penguins in the Antarctica section, and the interactive touch tank in the Maldives room, where visitors can pet sharks and rays. Our Osaka tour app makes visiting Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and other Osaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We wanted to visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan because it was highly rated on a number of websites we visited and because it boasted whale sharks. One might argue the ethics of keeping such a...  more »
  • We have been to a number of aquariums in the past and this has got to be one of better ones I’ve been to. There are a lot of marine species on display and they show things well across the worlds...  more »
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  • Best to visit during the early hours to avoid the incoming traffic. Take your time to enjoy the Penguins, dolphins, fish and the main attraction: whale sharks. There are stingrays, otters, and other sea creatures as well. There is information located at every corner to help you identify the different types of area animals and plants. Both flora and fauna look healthy and good. There are helpful arrows to guide your way but they're not necessary as the wound route is straightforward. You can touch stingrays and sharks as well but make sure you keep their restrictions in mind when touching these creatures. There are chairs available at corners in case you get tied and just want to admire the view. This trip is both educational and fun for the whole family.
  • Huge aquarium! The aquarium is beautiful! It took us three hours to see all the exhibits. There is a giant tank in the middle that is four or five stories high, and you never miss a chance to see these cool exhibit. Giant manta rays, whale sharks, and many, other fish and mammals you'd probably only see at this place. The exhibits were awesome and although a bit crowded at times, you can find some spots towards the top where you can just sit and observe, and beautiful classical music plays as the fish swim peacefully in their tanks.
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