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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Osaka - Bay Area
Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) 
# 5   of 22 most visited
sights in Osaka

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Osaka Aquarium, also known as Kaiyukan (CV, Kaiyūkan), is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka's bay area, and is one of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.

Marine life is displayed in 15 tanks, each representing a specific region of the Pacific Rim. The central tank, representing the Pacifc Ocean, is nine meters deep and home to a whale shark, the aquarium's main attraction.

Visitors start their tour of the aquarium on the 8th floor and slowly spiral down floor by floor around the central tank. Some of the tanks stretch over several floors, making it possible to observe the animals from different depths and perspectives. New exhibition space was added to the aquarium in March 2013.

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How to get there
Osaka Aquarium is located at Osakako Station on the Chuo subway line.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:10:00 to 20:00 (from 9:30 in May, October and mid July to August)
Admission ends one hour before closing
Closed:Small number of irregular closing days
Admission:2300 yen

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Hotels and Ryokan
Osaka offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets. The most convenient base for exploring the city and its surroundings is the Umeda district around JR Osaka Station. Also convenient is the Namba district, the city's prime nightlife area. The Shin-Osaka Station area does not offer much entertainment and dining options, but is most convenient for travelers using the shinkansen.
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Hilton Osaka Hotel
Very convenient high-class hotel just across from JR Osaka Station.
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Hotel Granvia Osaka
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Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
Directly connected to the terminal building, this is the most convenient hotel at Kansai Airport.
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InterContinental Hotel Osaka
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Remm Shin-Osaka
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Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Well established, leading hotel conveniently located above Nankai Namba Station.
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The Ritz-Carlton Osaka Hotel
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English Links
Aquarium Kaiyukan
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