Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
About Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
One of the largest aquariums in the world, and the most spectacular in Japan, housing over 30,000 animals in 15 displays reproducing real world environments.
One of the most spectacular aquariums in Japan, and one of the largest in the world, Osaka Aquarium is a must see for visitors to the city.
Sitting on Osaka Bay, the aquarium is home to over 30,000 animals representing 620 different species. Separated into 15 world zones recreating local habitats for the animals, each section is spectacular and educational.
The highlight of the aquarium is the Pacific Ocean zone - a massive 9m deep, 34m long tank containing 5,400 tonnes of water. This zone houses a huge variety of species including the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.
Other exhibits across the aquarium include otters, penguins, seals, rays, turtles, sharks, jellyfish, and many many varieties of fish.
There are two final things to be aware of when visiting Osaka Aquarium.
First, it can be incredibly busy so it’s best to visit early or late on a weekday. The weekends in particular will be incredibly crowded, and difficult to properly enjoy.
Second, please be aware that the aquarium does house dolphins, which some visitors may not appreciate.