Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Overview

Topping the list of some of the most unique Osaka beautiful places is the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. With a structure that resembles giant blocks of Lego, this aquarium is one of the biggest in the world. It is here where you can see several thousand marine and other wildlife species not just from Japan, but also from Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, the Great Barrier Reef as well as the Monterey Bay. 

The Osaka Aquarium or Kaiyukan is one of the most popular aquariums of Japan and it is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village near the Osaka Bay area. Kaiyukan aquarium takes pride in being one of the largest public aquariums in the world. It’s pretty obvious that it will amaze all the visitors who will visit to check out the 30,000 marine animals from the Pacific Ocean. What really makes the Osaka Aquarium so special is allowing visitors to experience the best of aquatic life. They can do so by checking out their permanent exhibits and feeding sessions. Overall, the aquarium continues to attract people across all age groups to check out the diverse range of aquatic life in the aquarium. 


• Attend the feeding session of the fish to learn more about their habitat and living conditions
• Check out the aquarium at night to witness the unique experience of watching the aquatic life in a mystical setting. 
• Visit the permanent exhibits to understand life under water in a much better way. 
• Take a leisurely cruise in the Osaka Bay Area and enjoy the best views of the city from the sea.
• Experience the giant ferris wheel and enjoy the stunning views from the top of the ferris wheel. 
• Take the Captain Line and travel from Kaiyukan West Wharf and Universal City Port in a matter of 10 minutes. 

How To Reach

1. By Car: The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is 2 kilometres away from the heart of Osaka. Therefore, if you're driving, the Hanshin Expressway route will get you to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in 24 minutes. Do remember that this route has tolls.

2. By train: The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is 650 metres away from the Osakako station. If you're taking the train, use the Chuo line and the overall travel time can vary based on where you are in the city. 

Best Time To Visit

The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is open on all days of the year and comes with all types of experiences and activities.

1. Best Day of the Week: You can visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan at any day of the week as it is open throughout the year. However, we recommend visiting Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan during the weekdays as the chances of crowding is less and you can explore comfortably.

2. Best Time of the Day: Travel to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan at any time of the day, preferably between morning to afternoon. At this time, you can explore the park patiently and explore all that it offers.

Other Essential Information

Visitor Tips:

1. Google translate can come in handy to help you with any language barriers. 

2. Book the tickets to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan well in advance for a guaranteed entry into the aquarium. 

3. Osaka’s weather can vary from time to time, so it is best recommended to layer up and carry warm clothes

4. Carry both cash and cards, as you will need cash for shopping in smaller shops and stores. 

5. Download the map of Osaka on an offline basis to access at any time when you are in Osaka. 

6. Don’t forget to click pictures of the attractions that you visit to carry home as a souvenir. 

7. Children aged 2 years and younger can enter the aquarium for free of cost. 

8. There are different price categories of tickets for people spread across different age groups. 

9. There are no ATMs in the premises of the aquarium, so plan your visit accordingly. 

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