Updated: August 09, 2017
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan: One of the Most Popular Aquariums in Japan!

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is a really popular aquarium in Osaka. Their whale shark is really famous and it is the symbol of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. This aquarium is pretty huge and has different areas where you can watch, interact and play with fish and mammals!

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Osaka Aquarium

Osaka Aquarium is a famous aquarium in Japan. There are many areas with different themes, so it's really fun to visit. Just a five minute walk from Osakako station.

Things to do at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan offer a variety of unique experiences!
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There is a "new experience area" where you get to experience the similar environment as species live. In Arctic Region, you get to see ringed seals and you can feel the actual temperature that they live.
If you are lucky, you might be able to see this smiley seal! Isn't he so adorable?
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At Maldives Islands area, there is a space where you can touch stingrays!
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This is called Aqua Gate, where you can walk under the beautiful tunnel. It is breath taking experience, where you are surrounded by fish. Other than Aqua Gate there are more 10 areas where you get to see different fish and mammals!
You get to meet dolphins, penguins and whale sharks, which is one of the most popular ones!
You also get to eat whale shark soft served ice cream!

Price

Adult (Ages 16 and above): ¥2,300
Child (elementary school and middle school): ¥1,200
Infant (Ages 4 and above): ¥600
Senior (Ages 60 and above): ¥2,000
Infants who are ages 3 and under: free!

Open Hours

Open Hours for August: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm (August 11th to 15th are from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm)
Open Hours for September, November, December: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Open Hours for October: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Their open hours varies each month, so check their website!

Access

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From Kansai International Airport: Around 65 minute by train or 60 minute by limousine bus
From Osaka Intenational Airport (Osaka-Itami): Approximately 60 minute by train

- Around 35 minute from Shin Osaka station (Shinkansen)
- Approximately 30 minutes from Osaka station and Namba station
- Just a 5 minute walk from Osakako station

Enjoy Osaka's popular aquarium, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan!

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