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Kaiyukan

One of the world's largest aquariums that will make you want to go back again and again.

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, this aquarium is located in Osaka. The aquarium, which recreates the natural environment surrounding the Pacific Ocean, is home to a total of 620 species and 30,000 living things.

After passing through the "Aqua Gate," a tunnel-shaped aquarium where tropical fish swim, visitors can take an escalator up to the 8th floor and walk down a slope to see various creatures in a large aquarium. Each of the aquariums is a sight to behold, including the“Antarctica" with its penguins, the "Tasman Sea," where you will be welcomed by Pacific white-sided dolphin, The "Great Barrier Reef," where colorful fishes swim around, and the "Coast of Chile," where you will be amazed by the sight of sardines swimming in schools in one direction.

The main attraction is the "Pacific Ocean” tank, where whale sharks and other large sharks and rays live together. With a depth of 9 meters, a maximum length of 34 meters, and a water volume of 5,400 tons, this huge tank will give you a feeling of being under the sea as you watch the fishes swim by. The new "Jellyfish" area is also popular, where you can be healed by the graceful swaying jellyfishes in the space that looks like a galaxy.

You can enter the aquarium as many times as you like on the same day by completing the re-entry procedure. If you enter after 5:00 p.m. The lighting is a little darker and the atmosphere is more romantic. You can also take a peek at the night life of the fish, such as those that are active during the day but are more relaxed.

For those who want to know more about the creatures, the audio guide is recommended. You can take your time to observe the creatures while listening to the explanations with special earphones (Rental fee: 600 yen per unit).

Highlights

  • One of the world's largest aquariums with a total of 620 species and 30,000 living things on display.
  • As you follow the path through the tanks, you'll feel like you're taking a walk under the sea!
  • Re-entry is allowed, so you can enjoy the whole day.

Photos

  • An eye-catching and unique appearance

    An eye-catching and unique appearance

  • The "Aqua Gate" gives visitors a sense of the beginning of their journey under the sea.

    The "Aqua Gate" gives visitors a sense of the beginning of their journey under the sea.

  • The lively "Antarctica" tank, where the aquarium's popular penguins gather.

    The lively "Antarctica" tank, where the aquarium's popular penguins gather.

  • The "Pacific Ocean" tank, the largest in the museum, is overwhelmed by the majestic sight of whale sharks swimming in it.

    The "Pacific Ocean" tank, the largest in the museum, is overwhelmed by the majestic sight of whale sharks swimming in it.

  • The flickering jellyfish have a soothing effect on us, and we can't help but stare at them.

    The flickering jellyfish have a soothing effect on us, and we can't help but stare at them.

  • If your timing is right, you may even be able to catch them at mealtime!

    If your timing is right, you may even be able to catch them at mealtime!

Reviews

19
  • 童賢

    館內的展示環境非常用心,模擬了不同海洋環境的自然景觀,每個展示區域都讓人感覺仿佛置身於生物的自然棲息地。

  • 文文

    暑假人超多非常擁擠,很多動物區直接跳過就沒看。

  • 林偉堂

    亞洲第一水族館,很適合帶小朋友來。

  • 柯南

    海遊館為全世界最大的水族館,水中動物種類豐富,中央的大魚缸吸引遊客目光,從大阪市區前往大概45分鐘有電車可以抵達交通算是方便。

  • Sandy Kou

    館內廁所很多到處都有休息的座椅,年紀大的長輩走累了隨時都可以休息,設計上人性化很貼心。

Details

Name in Japanese
海遊館
Postal Code
552-0022
Address
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
06-6576-5501
Closed
Irregular holidays
Business Hours
Subject to change, check the official website.
Admission
Subject to change, check the official website.
Access
5 min. walk from Exit 1 of Osakako Station on the Osaka Metro Chuo Line.
Credit Cards
Accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)