Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Viewing the world-class water tank which replicates the marine environment of Pacific Ocean at “Kaiyukan”
World-class aquarium which reproduces the environment of the Pacific Ocean.
30,000 animals and fishes of 620 species are being displayed. There is Pacific Ocean exhibition where the popular whale shark and mobula ray are displayed, and Aqua Gate, a tunnel-shaped display where tropical fishes are displayed.
Moreover, there is Antartica display with penguins and an interactive area where visitors can actually touch sharks and rays, allowing visitors to enjoy the great experience.
Exploring the Pacific Ocean
Based on the theme of “living together with other animals”, the aquarium tries to replicate the realistic environment of the ocean.
The message underneath this exhibit is to allow visitors to recognize the beauty of life and the importance of the natural environment.
The star of Kaiyukan, whale shark
In the middle of the aquarium, there is a large Pacific Ocean water tank and other small tanks surrounding it.
You will feel like you are actually in the water when seeing the massive whale shark and the other fish swimming in the main tank.
Seeking for relaxation
There are other animals like penguins and dolphins waiting for you too.
The ringed seal with cute expression is also a popular animal at the aquarium.
Many types of animals
At Kaiyukan, there are many marine animals being displayed.
Although each sardine may be small, seeing them in a large number is very stunning.
Illuminating Kaiyukan in the nighttime
The limited-time illumination will display animals to the wall and the floor of the aquarium.
The exciting show with many animals projected will likely be a good part of your memory.
- Name of the facility
- Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
- 1-1-10, Kaigandori, Minato-ward, Osaka-shi
- Nearest station
- Osakako Station (Osaka Metro Chuo line)▶5 min. walk from exit 1
- Nearest bus stop
- ■Tempozan Harbor Village (Osaka city bus) Right by the stop.
※Line 88 from Osaka station, Line 60 from Nanba station bound for Tempozan
■Kaiyukan (Nankai bus) Right by the stop.
※Only available on weekends (Available every day during summer)
■Tempozan (Limousine bus from Kansai International Airport
- Business hours
- 10 am-8 pm (Last entry at 7 pm)
※Time may vary based on the season.
- Admission fee
- Adult (High school student, 16 years old and above): 2,300 yen
Child (Elementary, Middle school student): 1,200 yen
Infant (4 years old and above): 600 yen
Senior (60 years old and above): 2,000 yen ※ID required