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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Tickets highlights

  • Visit the Osaka Aquarium, one of the biggest aquariums in the world with over 600 different species of animals

  • Admire aquatic creatures from the Pacific Rim as they recreate their natural habitat

  • Explore the aquarium's more than 15 enormous tanks and enjoy a virtual tour of the Pacific Ocean

  • Book Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Tickets and see the seals in the Arctic zone's largest dome-shaped ceiling tank

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
1-chōme-1-10 Kaigandōri, Minato Ward, Osaka, 552-0022, Japan

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  • If cancellation is made 30 days or more before the date of travel, 25.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made between 1 days to 30 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Tickets overview

Activity Location: 1 Chome-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka, Japan

Activity Timing: 

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 09:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3-4 Hours (approx.)

About Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan:

See the life under the ocean in a fun way at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get amazed by the massive Pacific Ocean Tank that houses various marine species like, whale sharks, manta rays, and a lot more. You can learn about the importance of the marine life through the conservation programs at the interactive exhibits in the aquarium. Book Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Tickets and walk through the tunnel in the center of the tank for a truly immersive experience, and explore different zones showcasing marine life from around the globe.

About Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Tickets:

  • See the amazing marine life with over 620 species of aquatic creatures from around the world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.
  • Walk through a variety of habitats, including Japan Forest, Aleutin Islands, Monterey Bays, Gulf of Panama and more.
  • Marvel at the stunning colors and patterns of fish, corals, & other creatures, and appreciate the natural beauty of the marine world.
  • Walk to the Pacific Ocean Tank, which is a massive tank with a diameter of 9 meters, showcasing a variety of aquatic life.
  • Explore the depths of the ocean in the Deep Sea exhibit, featuring rare and unique creatures that live in the depths of the ocean.
  • Interact with the friendly sea otters in the Sea Otter Sanctuary, learning about their playful personalities and behaviors.
  • Learn about the amazing abilities of eels at the Eel exhibit and how they use electric shocks to stun their prey.
  • Book your Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan tickets and be entertained and educated by the talented dolphins in the Dolphin Show.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The activity location is 10.2 km from the city center, it will take 15 min via Hanshin Expressway Route 16 Osakako Line/Route 16 route.
  • By Bus: Take a bus to Osakako station which is 650 meters away from the aquarium. You can reach the activity location from the bus station with a 9 minute walk.
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Tickets faqs

What are the most popular exhibits at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan?

Sure, here are the most popular exhibits at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan:

  • Pacific Ocean tank - One of the largest aquarium tanks in the world, it showcases a variety of fish and sea creatures from the Pacific Ocean, including tuna, rays, and hammerhead sharks.
  • Whale shark tank - This tank houses several whale sharks, which are the largest fish in the world. Visitors can watch them glide through the water and feed on plankton.
  • Otter exhibit - Visitors can watch cute and playful otters as they swim and play in their specially designed habitat.
  • Arctic zone - This exhibit showcases the marine life found in the frigid waters around the Arctic, including beluga whales, sea lions, and penguins.
  • Japan Forest zone - This exhibit showcases the aquatic creatures and environments found in Japan's forests and rivers, including giant salamanders, freshwater crabs, and koi fish.
  • Amazon River zone - This exhibit features a replica of the Amazon River and its surrounding rainforest, with species such as piranhas, electric eels, and anacondas.
  • Deep sea zone - This exhibit showcases the mysterious creatures that live in the depths of the ocean, including giant squid, lanternfish, and viperfish.

How many zones are there in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan?

There are 16 zones in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, each showcasing a different ecosystem and its inhabitants. Here are all the zones:

  • Aqua Gate - A welcoming entrance that leads visitors into the aquarium.
  • Japan Forest - An exhibit that showcases the aquatic creatures and environments found in Japan's forests and rivers.
  • Aleutian Islands - An exhibit that showcases the marine life found in the cold waters around the Aleutian Islands, including sea otters and puffins.
  • Monterey Bay - An exhibit that recreates the underwater kelp forest ecosystem found off the coast of California.
  • Tasman Sea - An exhibit that showcases the marine life found in the Tasman Sea, including the Weedy Sea Dragon.
  • Pacific Ocean - One of the largest aquarium tanks in the world, it showcases a variety of fish and sea creatures from the Pacific Ocean, including tuna, rays, and hammerhead sharks.
  • Ecuadorian Rainforest - An exhibit that features a replica of the Amazon River and its surrounding rainforest, with species such as piranhas, electric eels, and anacondas.
  • Great Barrier Reef - An exhibit that showcases the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef, with species such as clownfish, reef sharks, and manta rays.
  • Maldives - An exhibit that recreates the coral reef ecosystem found in the Maldives, with species such as blacktip reef sharks and sea turtles.
  • Antarctic - An exhibit that showcases the marine life found in the frigid waters around Antarctica, including beluga whales, sea lions, and penguins.
  • Deep Sea - An exhibit that showcases the mysterious creatures that live in the depths of the ocean, including giant squid, lanternfish, and viperfish.
  • Japan Deep - An exhibit that showcases the deep sea creatures found around Japan, including the Goblin Shark.
  • World Safari - An exhibit that showcases the unique ecosystems and marine life from around the world.
  • Amphibians - An exhibit that showcases various amphibian species such as poison dart frogs and axolotls.
  • Insectarium - An exhibit that showcases various insects and arthropods.
  • Discovery Zone - An interactive exhibit where visitors can learn more about marine life through interactive displays and activities.

Are there any shows or performances at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan?

Yes, there are several shows and performances held daily at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, including a penguin parade and a sea lion show.

How many species are there at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan?

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is home to over 30,000 individual marine animals representing more than 620 species from around the world. It would be difficult to name all of the species individually, but here are some of the most notable ones:

  • Whale shark
  • Giant manta ray
  • Japanese spider crab
  • Pacific bluefin tuna
  • Jellyfish
  • Penguin
  • Sea otter
  • Giant octopus
  • Beluga whale
  • Electric eel
  • Axolotl
  • Sea turtle
  • Sea lion

Which is the oldest exhibit in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan?

The oldest exhibit in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is the Deep Sea zone, which features a collection of deep-sea creatures that are adapted to live in extreme conditions, such as high pressure and low temperatures. The exhibit includes animals like the giant isopod, which can survive for long periods of time without food, and the deep-sea anglerfish, which has a bioluminescent lure on its head to attract prey. The exhibit was part of the original design of the aquarium when it opened in 1990, and it has been updated over the years to include new species and information about the deep-sea ecosystem.

Are there any restaurants or cafes at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Here are all of the dining options available:

  • Cafe Terrace "umi" - Located on the first floor, this cafe serves light meals, snacks, and drinks with a view of the aquarium's main tank.
  • Ocean's Restaurant - Located on the second floor, this restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes, as well as meat and vegetarian options, with a panoramic view of the harbor and city skyline.
  • Aqua Gate Market - Located near the entrance, this food court offers a range of casual dining options, including Japanese and Western fast food, as well as snacks and souvenirs.
  • Aqua Kitchen - Located on the third floor, this restaurant offers a buffet-style dining experience with a variety of Japanese and Western dishes, as well as a salad bar, dessert bar, and drinks.
  • Cafe del Mar - Located on the third floor, this cafe serves coffee, tea, and light snacks, as well as a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Souvenir Shop "Kaikyokan" - Located on the first floor, this shop sells a variety of souvenirs, gifts, and snacks inspired by the marine life and culture of Osaka.

Is Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan suitable for children?

Yes, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is a great place to take children, as there are plenty of exhibits and interactive displays that are designed to engage and educate children.

Is Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is wheelchair accessible. The aquarium has elevators and ramps throughout the facility, and there are also wheelchairs available for rent at the entrance.

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