The Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) is an aquarium located in the Japanese city of Osaka. The aquarium was opened in 1990 in a purpose-built building designed by architect Peter Chermayeff. The aquarium is part of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world with a walk-through area that consists of 27 tanks that display marine life mainly from the Ring of Fire area of the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium has an interactive area where people can visit the animals in close proximity and occasionally get the opportunity to touch them.
You can get to the aquarium by using the subway system, the closest station to the aquarium is ‘Osakako’ Station on the Chuo Line. If travelling to the aquarium by car, there are plenty of parking lots in the area.
Opening Times and Admission
The aquarium is open daily, 10am-8pm. Admission to the aquarium is set at 2300yen per person.