Escape to a beautiful underwater world filled with dozens of species of marine life and fresh water animals waiting to be admired. Hammerhead sharks, capybaras, dolphins, sea otters, penguins and even a colossal whale shark inhabit the aquatic wonderland.
Let’s commence your nautical guide through one of Japan’s most impressive aquariums!
Osaka Aquarium, also known as Kaiyukan resides in Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka’s bay area. Don’t worry about not being able to find Kaiyukan—just look for the giant Tempozan Ferris Wheel!
Osaka Aquarium Admission
Adult: HK $161
Child: HK $84
Purchase your tickets with Tripsle here.
Kaiyukan displays 15 tanks, each exhibiting a specific region of the Pacific Rim.
Witness the enormous finesse of the whale shark living peacefully among an abundance of pacific marine life.
Playful small-clawed otters and other freshwater dwelling animals settle into this cozy habitat.
Watch different species of penguins waddle around, coexisting is their chilly environment.
Delight in the energetic nature of Pacific white-sided dolphins and watch them flaunt their jumping and swimming skills.
The Aqua Gate tunnel gives you the illusion of walking through the depths of the ocean.
Floating Jelly Fish
Enjoy the different species of jellyfish as they gracefully dance through the water displaying their illuminated exteriors.
Observe the most exciting part of the day—feeding time!
Watch 12 species of marine animals and mammals chomp on lunch, a site usually only visible in the wild. This time of day can be especially crowded, so be prepared! Check here for daily feeding times.
Food and Souvenirs
Tempozan marketplace resides next to Kaiyukan. The mall contains around 10 restaurants, a food court and plenty of places to buy souvenirs, clothing and aquarium merchandise.
Fast-Food restaurants: 11am-8pm
(Hours vary by store and the mall closes on the same dates as Osaka Aquarium)
Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho
Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho is a food theme park within Tempozan Marketplace. The site holds twenty restaurants, all of which present traditional food culture of the Osaka region.
How to get to Osaka Aquarium
1. Bullet Train
Travel from the Shin-Osaka Station, changing lines to Osaka (Umeda) Station and then getting off at Namba (Shinsaibashi Station).
Duration: 30 minutes
Take the Chuo subway line to Osakako Station
The aquarium is also a 5-minute walk from Osakako Station of Osaka City Subway Chuo Line.
From Osaka Station
Duration: 45 minutes
From Namba Station to Tempozan Stop
Duration: 40 minutes
Captain Line transfers people to and from Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium
Duration: 10 minutes
Price: 700 yen one way / 1300 yen round trip
Frequency: 1-2 ferries per hour