Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

This aquarium in the Tempozan Bay Area is the world's largest aquarium. It is even more popular now as they have drastically changed how guests view the exhibits, including the Pacific Ocean Tank where you can see whale sharks leisurely swimming about. Enjoy a wide variety of Pacific-Rim themed exhibits to see and enjoy including California Sea Lions, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and a fish tank with a tunnel from which you can observe the animals.

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Update date:2024.06.25

Osaka Osakashi Minato-ku Kaigandori 1-1-10 map map Map
10:00-20:00 (Entry until 1 hour before closing) *Depending on the season. Check the website for details.
2025/1/8, 9
[Admission fee] [Adults (High school students/1Over 6)] 2,400yen [Elementary and junior high school students] 1,200yen [Toddlers (3 years old and over)] 600yen [Sinia (65 and over/Certificate required) )] 2,200yen
Parking Lot
※[Weekday]200yen/30 minutes (Maximum charge Friday1,200yen)
[SaturdaySundayPublic holiday/Specific Sunday]250yen/30 minutes (Maximum charge Friday2,000yen)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, etc.)
Not available (Smoking is not permitted inside the building)
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Available (Available to the extent possible upon request)
Halal certified
Available (Tenpozan Market Place 3F)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000 yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (only if you are using a pet carrier. Please note that we do not allow pets to enter the facility with any part of their body sticking out of the carrier. The size of the carrier is limited to 50cm x 20cm x 30cm in height. We may refuse entry to pets that may be a nuisance to other guests, such as dogs that bark a lot.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Outstanding aquarium
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.06
    Outstanding! Such beautiful displays and such a great variety of species. Includes a colossal tank with a pair of whale sharks! Maybe the best aquarium I’ve ever seen.
  • Nice Japan
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.26
    It is one of the biggest aquarium in Japan. Very nice colkection. It s very easy to reach from train station. They have max qty of visitors in 30 min time slot, so it s not too crowded to see popular...
  • Does Not Disappoint
    4.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.21
    An enjoyable experience. Each tank has a geographic theme representing unique Pacific Rim biodiversity. We enjoyed all of it. It was artful and lovely.

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