Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Osaka Aquarium features the display of two whale sharks. Osaka Aquarium obtains its Japanese name from the Japanese word Kaiyukan literally means 'Playing in the Sea Pavilion'. In this aquarium, visitors can enjoy creatures as if they are playing together in the sea. Osaka Aquarium consists of 15 water tanks centered on a single huge tank holding 11,000 tons of water (the world's top-class by volume). Osaka Aquarium is home to 580 species and 30,000 marine animals from the Pacific Rim everything from strangely delightful jellyfish, to playfully chortling sea otters, to dolphins, penguins. Among them, giant whale shark, the largest fish on earth, named 'Kai-kun' is the most popular creature of all.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Last entry one hour prior to the closing time. Extended hours during holidays.
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Tempozan District, Minato Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture.
Five minutes walk from Osakako Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line.
OSAKA AQUARIUM MAP
Osaka Aquarium is indicated by the red marker.
For a larger version of this map see: Osaka Aquarium Map
Author: Craig Fryer