7 Reasons to Go Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will surely catch your eyes with its magnificent structure that screams “Come and visit me”. It is also one of the biggest aquariums around the world and it is the pride of Asia and even Japan. Being one of the top attractions, the place will not disappoint you as they offer the vast marine life that will entertain you. Therefore, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is a must-visit because of these:

1. Female whale shark “Yu­chan”

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The infamous, one and only female whale shark is one of the attractions found in the aquarium. Be amazed at the gentle giant as it swims lap after lap in one of the biggest tanks you will ever see with the other fishes and other whale sharks. Yuchan also swims along with hammerhead sharks, Manta-rays, and others.

2. Various exhibits

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An aquarium wouldn’t be complete without any exhibits. The place is not only for your eyes but also for your brain. Be informed with the marine life and at the same time enjoy the different sea creatures that the aquarium has to offer. You can always opt to visit the “Aqua Gate” water tank, “Japan forest” or just wander along the aquarium.

3. Beautiful marine life

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Since it is one of the biggest aquariums, expect to see various kinds of marine animals. The aquarium caters fishes, amphibians, crabs, sea lions, jellyfish, turtles, sea otters, dolphins and more. It is home to more or less 620 species and 30,000 marine animals. Guaranteed, these creatures are well taken care of.

 4. Jellyfish tank

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One of the most visited areas in the aquarium, this offers an incredible sight of the galaxy themed jellyfish tank, showcasing the beauty of the jellyfish. You can find small and tiny jellyfish alongside with the huge ones. They look so amazing, especially in groups. There are also seahorses inside the tank.

5. Feeding

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Witness how the sea creatures are being fed in the aquarium. The penguins are the highlight in feeding show as the aquarium keepers feed them while entertaining the guests. You will see how the animals chomp on their food like there’s no tomorrow. When visiting, make sure to check out the schedules first.

6. Winter Illumination

If you are traveling in Osaka during winter then, do not miss to witness the Kaiyukan Winter Illumination which usually happens from last week of November until the first week of March. The use of color and light to create the biggest illuminations of various objects will definitely leave you excited.

7. Gift shop, hotel, food, and Ferris wheel

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There are gift shops where you can always buy souvenirs for your friends. If you want, you may also stay at the hotel here. If you’re hungry, there are food stalls readily available. Located next to the aquarium is the Tempozan Ferris Wheel which has colored lights that indicate the weather forecast for the following day.

Have a good trip and travel!

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Asia, Japan, Kansai Region, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture