Osaka Aquarium, also known as Kaiyukan (海遊館, Kaiyūkan), is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka’s bay area, and is one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.
The journey to the Osaka Aquarium is awesomely good. The experience is amazingly just like I am walking through the journey to the Ocean. Be prepared for good stuff all the way till the end. Entrance to the aquarium is ¥2,300 for adults.
One of the world’s largest aquariums, the tanks at Kaiyukan hold nearly 11,000 tons of water. The marine life is displayed in 15 tanks, each representing a specific region of the Pacific Rim. The central tank, representing the Pacifc Ocean, is nine meters deep and home to a whale shark, the aquarium’s main attraction.
We slowly walk down from the 8th floor and slowly spiral down floor by floor and the view is amazingly beautiful. I am just amazed how it looks especially the beautiful blue sea.
I am pretty impressed with the overall structure and it is indeed an eye-cathing visit. We thought will spend 2 hours in the Osaka Aquarium but at the end we nearly spend more than 4 hours which is simply enjoyable.
Towards the end of the aquarium, there’s a mega touch pool where you get to feel and touch sea animals.. like sharks and ray
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
552-0022 1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Japan
Regular Operating Hours: Mon-Sun, 10AM-8PM
¥2,300 for adults aged 16 and over
¥2,000 for seniors
¥1,200 for children aged 7-15
¥600 for children aged 4-6
FREE for children under 3 years old
HOW TO GET THERE:
Take the Chuo line towards Cosmosquare and get off at Osakako station. It’s a five-minute walk to the aquarium from here