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  • Universal Bay Condominium

    Universal Bay Condominium

    3-star

    Minato0.3 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating9.2.Superb86 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Universal Bay Condominium
  • Marina Sunrise Osaka Bay

    Marina Sunrise Osaka Bay

    3-star

    Minato0.4 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating8.2.Very good10 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Marina Sunrise Osaka Bay
  • Kiku's Room Kaiyukan

    Kiku's Room Kaiyukan

    3.5-star

    Minato0.1 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous17 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Kiku's Room Kaiyukan
  • GUEST HOUSE Rice Chikko

    GUEST HOUSE Rice Chikko

    2.5-star

    Minato0.2 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional28 Hotels.com guest reviews
    GUEST HOUSE Rice Chikko
  • Family Lodge Hatagoya Osakako

    Family Lodge Hatagoya Osakako

    2.5-star

    Minato0.4 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating10.0.Exceptional1 Hotels.com guest review
    Family Lodge Hatagoya Osakako
  • Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka

    Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka

    3.5-star

    Minato0.1 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating7.4.Good37 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka
  • TOMARO Osaka Bay

    TOMARO Osaka Bay

    3-star

    Minato0.7 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating10.0.Exceptional2 Hotels.com guest reviews
    TOMARO Osaka Bay
  • Reimeien

    Reimeien

    2.5-star

    Minato0.2 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating9.6.Exceptional5 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Reimeien
  • Osaka Tenpouzan-Apartment

    Osaka Tenpouzan-Apartment

    2.5-star

    Minato0.3 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating7.6.Good26 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Osaka Tenpouzan-Apartment
  • Bijou Suites Ferries Wheel View

    Bijou Suites Ferries Wheel View

    3-star

    Minato0.2 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Bijou Suites Ferries Wheel View
  • Port HOUSE

    Port HOUSE

    3-star

    Minato0.4 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating9.2.Superb39 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Port HOUSE
  • Osaka Port Hotel L'Espoir

    Osaka Port Hotel L'Espoir

    3-star

    Minato0.6 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous8 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Osaka Port Hotel L'Espoir
  • Omotenashi Bayside USJ House - 59-14

    Omotenashi Bayside USJ House - 59-14

    3-star

    Minato0.5 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Omotenashi Bayside USJ House - 59-14
  • HG Cozy Hotel No.14 Osaka Port Station

    HG Cozy Hotel No.14 Osaka Port Station

    3-star

    Minato0.5 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Guest rating7.4.Good3 Hotels.com guest reviews
    HG Cozy Hotel No.14 Osaka Port Station
  • Dot House Osaka Port

    Dot House Osaka Port

    3-star

    Minato0.4 kilometer to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Dot House Osaka Port
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Hotels

Simply put, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the biggest and most spectacular public aquariums on the planet, and one of the city’s most essential family attractions. This colossal, state-of-the-art facility is home to around 30,000 mesmerising marine creatures, from adorable Adélie penguins to graceful Pacific white-sided dolphins. The aquarium is just one of many delights that await visitors to Osaka’s scenic Bay Area. From the giant white Tempozan Ferris Wheel to the magical Universal Studios Japan theme park, you’ll struggle to fit everything this district has to offer into a single visit.

Things to see

The myriad residents of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan are housed across a series of beautifully themed zones. You’ll enter through an immersive tunnel-shaped tank and immediately encounter colourful Pacific fish and captivating cownose rays. The Japanese forest is home to impossibly cute oriental small-clowed otters, while at Monterey Bay you’ll see comical California sea lions. The star attraction, however, is undoubtedly the awe-inspiring whale shark, the largest known fish on the planet.

For another enchanting day out, head to nearby Universal Studios Japan. It’s one of the world’s busiest and best-loved theme parks, with nerve-shredding rides, immersive motion experiences and live shows based on your favourite Hollywood movies. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter allows visitors to explore locations from the blockbuster franchise, while The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman is an award-winning dark ride that brings thrill-seekers face-to-face with the iconic web-slinger.

Hotels in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

There’s a plethora of hotels near Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan for you to choose from. Some of the city’s most luxurious hotels are nearby – palatial residences boasting sensational amenities like shimmering swimming pools, full service health spas, state-of-the-art fitness studios, and rejuvenating saunas. You’ll find plenty of family-friendly mid-range alternatives such as Bijou Suites Ferries Wheel View, where everyone can enjoy home comforts such as flat-screen TVs, deep soaking bath tubs, free toiletries, and a lavish hotel buffet each morning. If you’re travelling on a tight budgets, there are also pristine guesthouses and hostels such as Universal Bay Condominium, offering handy essentials like laundry facilities and free WiFi.

Where to stay

The Bay Area is the best spot in Osaka for a fun-packed family getaway. Aside from its plethora of blockbuster, kid-family attractions, it’s packed with appealing amenities. Shopaholics will be thoroughly sated by the Tempozan Market Place, a gleaming waterfront mall packed with hip fashion boutiques and cute souvenir stores. The Marketplace is also home to the Naniwa Food Theme Park, where you can feast on Osaka’s numerous mouth-watering local delicacies in a delightfully colourful setting that will appeal to young and old alike. It’s the perfect place to sample treats like thick okonomiyaki pancakes stuffed with juicy fresh shrimp and smothered in tangy savoury sauce.

How to get to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Kansai International Airport is Osaka’s major international transport hub, served by direct flights from long haul destinations such as Los Angeles, Paris and Amsterdam. From here, you can reach Osaka Aquarium by train in under 90 minutes – take the Kansaikuko line to Bentencho station, then the Chuo line to Osakako station. A taxi should take 40-55 minutes, depending on traffic. If you’re arriving on a domestic flight, you’re more likely to land at Osaka International Airport. You can get to the Aquarium from here by train in a little over an hour – take the Osaka Monorail to Minami-Ibaraki station, then the Hankyu-Kyoto line to Sakaisujihommachi station, and finally the Chuo line to Osakakso. A taxi should take between 30 and 60 minutes.

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