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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Holiday Travel Guide

Experience the diverse marine ecosystems of the Pacific in this comprehensive aquarium, which hosts otters, penguins, seals and even whale sharks. 

Delight in the diverse world below the waves at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. The goal of this institution is to bring together the various species found around the Pacific Ocean in one place, and to care for and conserve them. Explore this high-tech aquarium and get close to playful penguins, live like an arctic seal or watch whale sharks feeding.

Enter the aquarium through the Aqua Gate, a tunnel that passes through a water tank. As you walk through it, look for cownose rays and other colorful fish gliding elegantly above you.Each tank is devoted to a specific geographic region or ecosystem. Head to the Japanese Forest section to see native species in a recreated natural environment. Marvel at small-clawed otters splashing about or giant salamanders slithering around.

Other tanks focus on different ecosystems found around the Pacific Rim. Check out California sea lions, porcupine fish from the Panama Gulf, emperor penguins from Antarctica and leaping dolphins from the Tasman Sea. The Great Barrier Reef section is particularly striking, displaying the fluorescent inhabitants of the world's largest reef. Photograph the brilliant schools of butterflyfish and damselfish.

After meeting the inhabitants of the Pacific's coastal regions, delve into its deeper waters at the ocean section. Watch the whale shark, a plankton-feeding behemoth, glide alongside carnivorous hammerheads. Schedule your visit to coincide with the hammerhead feeding; it's an interesting spectacle.

Discover the ocean floor at the Japan Deep tank, where otherworldly giant spider crabs crawl about on spiny claws. You can also learn about mysterious forms of deep-sea life, like the giant isopod. Nearby, a tank inhabited by luminescent jellyfish is as mysterious as it is beautiful.

Kids will love getting closer to the water species at the touch pool, where visitors can skim the backs of harmless sting rays as they scoot by. Feel the extreme living environment of Arctic seals on the aquarium's fourth floor, where the room temperature matches that of the Arctic.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located in the Minato-Ku district of western Osaka, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Osakako subway station. There is an admission fee for the aquarium, which is open daily, except for some days in January and February. Check the aquarium’s official website for details.

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Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
1-1-35, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$123 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Konohana, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Universal CityWalk Osaka and Universal Studios Japan. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Legoland ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (259 reviews)

"The hotel was very new and staff were very helpful. But I wish there were more stores around the area. It was in the middle of nothing except on 7-Eleven and the train station."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan,2021

Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Universal Bay Condominium
Universal Bay Condominium
3 out of 5
2-7-33 Chikkou, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$103 per night from 24 Feb to 25 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Minato, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Osaka Culturarium Tempozan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Legoland Discovery Center. Universal ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (94 reviews)
Clean, bright and spacious

"The apartment is exactly like the photos. The only drawback is that the front desk is closed under the circumstances therefore the services such as free rental (kitchenware etc.), printing, airport transfer are not available. Also they requested guests to upload photo ID in advance in place of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep,2020

Universal Bay Condominium
The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
6-2-52 Shimaya Konohana-ku, Osaka
The price is SG$128 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Konohana, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Universal CityWalk Osaka and Universal Studios Japan. Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Osaka Castle are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,465 reviews)

"I’m a gold member so I got a room upgrade. However there was little confusion of free breakfast at checking in. Took a bit long to check in. The staff I talked is less smile. But the hotel is amazing. Look fancy, clean, and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov,2020

The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
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Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
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1-1-35, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$123 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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Universal Bay Condominium
Universal Bay Condominium
3 out of 5
2-7-33 Chikkou, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$103 per night from 24 Feb to 25 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
6-2-52 Shimaya Konohana-ku, Osaka
The price is SG$128 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka
Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka
3.5 out of 5
1-5-15 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$92 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
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Kiku's Room Kaiyukan
Kiku's Room Kaiyukan
3.5 out of 5
4-10-25 Chikko, Minato, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$134 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
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2.5 out of 5
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Bijou Suites Ferries Wheel View
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3 out of 5
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Marina Sunrise Osaka Bay
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