KAIYUKAN Aquarium in Osaka

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  • Osaka KAIYUKAN Aquarium

  • Osaka KAIYUKAN Aquarium Japan Forest At The Top Floor

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  • Osaka KAIYUKAN Aquarium With Dolphins

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Facts & Figures

The KAIYUKAN Aquarium in Osaka is one of the most spectecular and largest aquariums in the world. The 15 tanks are made out of 346 tons of acrylic glass and containing 29000 animals. The different themes of the KAIYUKAN Aquarium are related to the Ring of Fire zone (Pacific Rim) in the Pacific Ocean. Best Ryokans in OsakaExplore Ryokans in Osaka
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The absolut highlight in the with 9m depth largest tank is the huge Whale Shark.

  • KAIYUKAN Aquarium:
  • Opening Hours: - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (last entry 7:00 pm)
  • Opening Hours: - 9:30 am to 8:00 pm (last entry 7:00 pm) in May, October, mid of July till August
  • Admission Fee - 2300 yen (adults), 2000 yen (Senior 60+), 1200 yen (Child 7 - 15), 600 yen (4 - 6), free (till Age 3)


The KAIYUKAN Aquarium opened for the public in 1990. In March 2013 the aquarium got extended to make room for more exhibition space.


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KAIYUKAN Aquarium is located near the Osaka Bay within the Minato-ku (ward) in Osaka.

How to get to KAIYUKAN Aquarium?

  • 5min from Osakako Subway Station served by Chuo Subway Line

Sightseeing spots


15 tanks - full with marine life from the Pacific Rim

KAIYUKAN Museum Shop - many products (related to ocean and nature) are sold at this place

Tempozan Marketplace - first food theme park in Japan full with Kansai cuisine

Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel - the Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel located nearby the aquarium offers great views from 112.5m above ground

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.


Osaka World Performance Festival (mid Sep)
Great performances are displayed at the Tempozan Marketplace and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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