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Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Tours

Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)
One of the largest public aquariums in the world, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is home to various species from the Pacific Ring of Fire and aquatic environments around the globe. Learn about local species such as Asian otters and giant spider crabs, and see other creatures, including sea turtles, sharks, penguins, and a host of tropical fish.

The Basics
The aquarium collection is divided into sixteen exhibit spaces, most structured to mimic the world’s marine habitats like the Ecuadorian rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Visit during the day to see 27 tanks of aquatic animals, hear talks by animal caretakers talks, and see feedings, or head over in the evening, when the animals swim under simulated moonlight. You can also combine an aquarium visit with a cruise on Osaka Bay aboard a replica three-masted sailing ship or a ride on the Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is popular with families and animal lovers.
  • Pre-purchase tickets online to save time.
  • Audio guides in five languages, including English, are available for rent.
  • The aquarium is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge.
  • The aquarium’s amenities include coin lockers, a nursing room, and a prayer room.

How to Get There
The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is in the Tempozan Harbor Village in the western part of Osaka, about a five-minute walk from Osakako subway station, near the Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

When to Get There
The aquarium is open daily throughout the year, though hours vary seasonally. Check the calendar before your visit for the latest schedule of feeding times and keeper talks.

Tempozan Harbor Village

The Osaka Aquarium is part of the larger Tempozan Harbor Village, an entertainment and shopping complex on Osaka’s waterfront. After touring the aquarium, head out for some shopping at the Tempozan Marketplace, taste local specialties at the Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho food theme park, which is fashioned after the streets of Osaka in the 1960s, ride the 369-foot (113-meter) ferris wheel, or take a cruise in Osaka Bay.
Address: 1 Chome-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka, Kinki 552-0022, Japan
Admission: Varies
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

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Street Go-Kart Group Tour in Osaka

Street Go-Kart Group Tour in Osaka

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Extremely exciting and a must-have experience when visiting Osaka, Japan. Just imagine yourself on a custom made go kart specifically tailored to realize the Real Life SuperHero Go-Karting experience! Dress up in your favorite character costume, and driving through the city of Osaka. All eyes on you guarantee! "Once is never enough"! REQUIREMENTS: 1. To drive a vehicle legally in Japan, it is mandatory to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) or Japanese translation of your domestic license. Without this, it is illegal to drive in Japan and you will not be allowed to join our tour. 2. Please be aware, we advise all customers to show up with proper attire (no heels, no sandals, or long skirt.) 3. Be taller than 150cm (Please contact Street-kart directly if you are worried about size restrictions.)
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[4 Minutes] Osaka Tour: Osaka Introductory Helicopter Flight

[4 Minutes] Osaka Tour: Osaka Introductory Helicopter Flight

This 4 minute introductory flight are great for kids and first-timers who are interested in flying. The flight will take place in the Osaka Bay area, and within view of Universal Studios Japan, and the Tempozan Ferris Wheel.
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[15 Mintues] Osaka Tour: Osaka Sightseeing Helicopter Tour (Long)

[15 Mintues] Osaka Tour: Osaka Sightseeing Helicopter Tour (Long)

This 15 minute tour in Osaka is a perfect plan for those who want to try a new radical helicopter sightseeing experience. The sightseeing tour takes place over Universal Studios Japan, Kyocera-dome, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, International Exhibition Centre, Cosmo Tower, Nakanoshima, and Umeda Arrivals and departures are from Maishima heliport.
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Takoyaki Cooking Class

Takoyaki Cooking Class

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Learn how to make takoyaki, a Japanese snack popular in Osaka, during a cooking class. Discover and taste the different flavors that can be created, and take your new skills home as a souvenir you can enjoy again and again. Ingredients that may be used in these stuffed dough balls include octopus, shrimp, tuna, squid, corn, cheese, or scallops, as well as a variety of sauces.
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[25 minutes] Cessna cruising Osaka 1 - Touring the Tentenkaku and Old Tombs

[25 minutes] Cessna cruising Osaka 1 - Touring the Tentenkaku and Old Tombs

[25minutes] Cessna cruising tour in Osaka!! It is a plan to explore from the sky with a small plane around Osaka city where there is Osaka Castle and Tsutenkaku, and around Kashiwa where the old tomb groups sleep. We look down on each ancient burial mound such as the Daisenryo burial mound where the Nindeok emperor sleeps, the Hyakusho Bird Burial Mounds group, and the Tsuka mural burial mound. Recommended for Kansai sightseeing and free research. The aircraft selected the topic Cessna.
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[25 minutes] Cessna cruising Osaka 2 - Touring the Tsutenkaku and USJ

[25 minutes] Cessna cruising Osaka 2 - Touring the Tsutenkaku and USJ

[25minutes] Cessna cruising tour in Osaka!! There is no better way to enjoy the mesmerizing view of Osaka than from the sky! In addition to Osaka Castle and Tsutenkaku, it is a plan to enjoy the bay area, Universal Studios Japan and Kaiyukan from the air. From a small plane, I have not seen Osaka yet. Recommended for anniversary dates, proposal surprises, and Kansai sightseeing. The aircraft selected a cool Cessna.
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