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Aquarium, Zoo and Art Museum

An experimental-based museum where visitors can experience the appeal of living things and nature with a sense of art.

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Aquarium, Zoo and Art Museum

NIFREL is a new type of museum produced by Kaiyukan that combines an aquarium,a zoo and an art museum. The concept of the museum is "KANSEI NIFREL" (appealing to your inspiration)," and the entire space expresses the theme by combining changing lighting, music, and videos. The exhibits are divided into eight zones according to theme: "Colors", "Abilities," "Swim," "WONDER MOMENTS," "Mimic," "Waterside," "Behavior," and "Biodiversity".

The most popular exhibit is the white tiger in the "Mizube ni fureru (Touch the Waterside)" zone. The white tiger is a rare species designated as an endangered species, and there are only about 250 of them in the world.
There is also a "Tiger Walk" where white tigers walk above visitors' heads, giving them a chance to closely observe their paw prints. The cafe "EAT EAT EAT" is adjacent to this zone. NIFREL's famous "water to eat," which has a wobbly texture, is also available.

If you get a clear stamp at the exit gate of NIFREL, you can re-enter only on the same day, and the area is also home to one of the largest large-scale complexes in Japan,LaLaport EXPOCITY and Expo Park. If you use the re-entry system, you can also enjoy the surrounding area and have a full day of fun.

There is direct bus service from Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station to EXPOCITY that is available only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. On weekdays only,there is free shuttle bus service from JR Senrioka Station, Hankyu Kita-senri Station, and Hankyu Minami- Senri Station front. Let’s make good use of the services.

Highlights

  • The exhibition space is divided into eight zones that are just like art museum, where you can see 2,000 living things of about 150 species.
  • The spaces are designed by using lighting, music,and videos to show the individuality of creatures in each theme,which are photogenic.
  • There are also shopping and dining spots nearby.
  • You can purchase tickets online 10 days prior to your scheduled visit.

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  • The name NIFREL derives from the concept of "KANSEI NIFREL" (Appealing to your inspiration).

    The name NIFREL derives from the concept of "KANSEI NIFREL" (Appealing to your inspiration).

  • The "Iro ni Fureru (Colors)" zone, where colorful fishes swim. It is a stylish exhibition space with changing lighting.

    The "Iro ni Fureru (Colors)" zone, where colorful fishes swim. It is a stylish exhibition space with changing lighting.

  • In the "Oyogi ni Fureru (Swim)" zone, the shadows of the creatures are used to create a sense of movement.

    In the "Oyogi ni Fureru (Swim)" zone, the shadows of the creatures are used to create a sense of movement.

  • The "WONDER MOMENTS" zone offers a mysterious art experience with a floating 5-meter-diameter sphere and an 8-meter-diameter circular screen on the floor.

    The "WONDER MOMENTS" zone offers a mysterious art experience with a floating 5-meter-diameter sphere and an 8-meter-diameter circular screen on the floor.

  • Aqua, the white tiger, a popular animal at NIFREL. You can enjoy watching him relaxing, and fierce appearance at mealtime from a short distance.

    Aqua, the white tiger, a popular animal at NIFREL. You can enjoy watching him relaxing, and fierce appearance at mealtime from a short distance.

  • The picnic café "EAT EAT EAT" with its lush greenery and open space has a total of 100 seats.

    The picnic café "EAT EAT EAT" with its lush greenery and open space has a total of 100 seats.

Reviews

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  • 陳建韋

    和一般傳統動物園、水族館不一樣的展示模式,讓生物和人可以直接互動式的接觸,而且又結合了藝術概念,是非常新奇而且有趣!

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Details

Name in Japanese
生きているミュージアム ニフレル
Postal Code
565-0826
Address
NIFREL in EXPOCITY, 2-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita City, Osaka
Tel
0570-022060
Closed
Open every day
※The museum is temporarily closed once a year for facility inspections.
Business Hours
10:00am-8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:30am-7:00pm
※Admission ends one hour before closing time.
※Subject to change depending on conditions. Please check the official website for the latest information.
Admission
<General Admission Tickets> Adults (high school students, aged 16 or older): 2,000 yen, Children (elementary and junior high school students): 1,000 yen, Infants (aged 3 or older): 600 yen
※Free for children under 2 years old
Access
2 minutes walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen Station
Credit Cards
Accepted (VISA, JCB, MasterCard)
Official Website
Official Website (English)