Osaka Aquarium Kaiyūkan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyūkan information

Location
Osaka , Japan
Address
1-1-10 Kaigan-dōri
Getting there
Subway: Chuō line to Osakakō, exit 1
More information
www.kaiyukan.com
Prices
adult/child ¥2300/1200
Opening hours
10am-8pm
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Kaiyūkan is easily one of the world's best aquariums. An 800m-plus walkway winds past displays of sea life from around the Pacific 'ring of fire': Antarctic penguins, coral-reef butterflyfish, unreasonably cute Arctic otters, Monterey Bay seals and unearthly jellyfish. Most impressive is the ginormous central tank, housing a whale shark, manta and thousands of other fish and rays. There are good English descriptions, but the audioguide (¥500) gives more detail. Expect lots of families and school groups.