Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka

4.2
#1 of 807 in Parks in Kinki
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.
Create an itinerary including Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
map
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
5,456 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The aquarium is awesome and there are many things to do around that area as well. The aquarium huge.. .the biggest I have been too....huge variety of fish!!!!  more »
  • I was a little unsure how this place would be but it was so good. I just wanted to stay and watch the whale sharks all day. There were many different areas of fish depending on where they were from in...  more »
  • My favorite aquarium. This day in birthday went with my boyfriend. Go together for the first time since has been from excitement. There were a lot of people, but it was great. I needed time off! Beautiful sea most and although I wasn't reasonably of beauty and fun! Otters love to see tension AGARD ⤴ ︎. This is the second time that still want to go.
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ( In my opinion ) This is the world's best aquarium, with a beautiful sightseeing spots right after you get your ticket. The aquarium path is pretty wide, but sometimes it still makes you stuck if you come on holiday and some attraction is ongoing. Tons of souvenirs are ready to buy near the exit door, including dolls, medals, key chains, and more. The aquarium's exterior glows colorful lights at night. 30+ restaurants at Tempozan Market Place ( Only 100m away ). *Very recommended.*
  • Osaka Aquarium has to be one of the coolest aquariums I’ve been to. The are multiple levels. The main attraction is probably the whale sharks. There are two whale sharks and you can view them from multiple levels. There are certain times that the whale sharks are fed, be sure to view them during feeding time - a very cool sight to see! There are areas where you can pet some of the marine animals as well! Overall, a very cool experience!
  • Best aquarium I have ever visited. The exhibits were plentiful and varying. It includes animals such as penguin, sea lion and dolphin. There were even live feeding sessions where we could see the animals performing tricks which is definitely a must see! Moreover, special exhibits showcased fishes that have weird / abnormal body shape or features. It is definitely a must go if you are in Osaka.

Plan your trip to Osaka

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Osaka

The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Osaka by other users

7 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans