At “Kaiyukan Aquarium” in Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, you can learn the ecology of various living creatures living in the sea. “Kaiyukan Aquarium” is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village, where you can meet various sea animals such as whale sharks, sea otters and penguins. You will be especially overwhelmed by the appearance of large animals such as whale sharks. In addition, Kaiyukan Aquarium is one of the leading aquariums in Japan that has been rated as the Asia’s No. 1 aquarium in a certain ranking. Not only Japanese people, but also foreign tourists are highly popular as they rank high in tourist attractions that they want to visit in Japan.
It owns 14 aquariums in an 8-story building, and is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. It’s too big, and when you look slowly, the day goes by in no time.
About 60% of the visitors are repeaters, as with the theme parks such as Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan. Once you visit it, it will surely have the charm you want to visit again.
Among the Kaiyukan Aquarium, which can see various ocean worlds, the first thing that is overwhelming is the “Aquagate”. If you walk in the submarine tunnel, the whole area is the sea itself, and you can see fish and rays that you can not usually see from below.
In the “Japanese Forest” where otters and sea otters meet, and in the zone named “Aleutian Islands”, you can also understand the relationship with rivers, forests, volcanoes, etc. There, while it is an aquarium displaying marine life, you can once again feel the greatness of the diverse habitats and natural world.
The ‘Pacific’ zone is a great place to see whale sharks, sharks, rays and horse mackerels that are popular because they are dynamic. Because it is a dome-shaped water tank, you can see the seal belly and sea turtle swimming.
In the Kaiyukan Aquarium where many people are always in a row, it is quite difficult to spend time and leisurely visit on weekends and summer holidays. At that time, it is after 17:00 that it becomes the target time zone. Less crowded in the daytime, the production of the aquarium changes from the daytime sea to the nighttime sea, and you can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere that is totally different from the daytime. In addition, for those who are interested in the ecology of living things, it will be a valuable time to know the state of night activities and sleep behavior.
The huge aquarium is designed to allow you to observe living creatures from various depths. Therefore, you can observe living things from various angles. It is devised so that you can observe the figure of a living thing close to the natural environment. The kinds of creatures on display at Kaiyukan are quite varied. Many living things entertain the visitors, from whale sharks showing dynamic swimming to adorable tropical fish.
Approximately 30,000 of sea creatures of 620 species provide an impression and the entertainment of the real life, and teach you the wonderfulness, preciousness, and marvel of life.
Let’s hit the road to dynamic sea around the Pacific Ocean where everyone, from child to adult, can enjoy.
When you enter the Kaiyukan, you go through the tunnel called the “Aqua Gate” as if you feel being in the sea. The scene spreading overhead is so much fun. It is one of the aquarium which you can see powerful presentations of the whale shark. The figure fishes swimming elegantly is fantastic, and it can heal your mind.
Sea-otters and penguins, seals, and many other sea creatures are waiting for you.
The event is held there every season, so everytime you can enjoy without getting tired even if you visit here many times.
In Kaiyukan, feeding show is prepared for every spot 1 to 3 times per day. It may be slightly difficult to see all the feeding shows of various water tanks, so probably, it is good to check the time of show in advance and to decide the turn to observe. Especially feeding show of pretty animals, such as an otter, a sea otter, a penguin, a dolphin, and a sea lion seal, is popular.
You will be cured by the figure in which the favorite animal having a meal.
There are many wonderful attractions in Kaiyukan besides the highlighted points. Please visit the world’s largest aquarium “Kaiyukan” and experience the wonder of the creatures living in the sea.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Kaiyu-kan (Kaiyu-kan Aquarium)|
|Adresse:||Kaigandori 1-1-10 Osaka Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022 Japan|
|Access:||Osaka City Subway Chuou-sen line "Osakako-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
|Price:||2,300 yen (over aged 16)|
1,200 yen (Aged 7 - 16)
600 yen (Aged 4 - 6)
Free (Children under aged 3)
Please refer the official web page.