"Osaka Aquarium" Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium) Tip by OsakaHatter
Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium), Osaka: 36 reviews and 62 photos
This is one very very big fish tank. It's a well laid-out, interesting and informative centre, with a route that winds down around the aquarium, from surface creatures such as otters to the giant spider crabs in the darkest depths. Enroute you'll meet dolphins, penguins and the huge whale shark among others in a collection that represents much of the Pacific rim sealife.
Immerse yourself for a few hours - an honestly delightful way to spend an afternoon and probably one of the few must do activities in Osaka.
In my experience the best time to get there is mid afternoon during the week as the school parties seem to arrive in the morning while the weekends are characterized by swarming crowds.
The aquarium takes about 3 hours to walk around so this should allow you to finish just in time to see the often beautiful sunset across the bay.
Address: 1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku
Directions: Walk from Osakako Station on the Chuo subway line.
Take Exit 1 and wait straight ahead for around 200m to find the wheel straight in front of you. Tempozan Harbour Village and the aquarium are behind the wheel to the left.
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