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Kaiyukan Winter Event Information! (Opening from November 22, 2016)
In this winter, we will hold again the illumination and penguin parade. Please enjoy it.
Kaiyukan Winter Illumination
Front of Kaiyukan, we will held large-scale illumination for limited time. Two huge Whale shark of lights come up. Please enjoy your romantic night like Kaiyukan.
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 – Sunday, March 5, 2017
※Except following closed day: January 11 & 12, February 15 & 16, 2017
Time: 17:00 – 22:00 (partly, 17:00-20:00)
Fee: Free charge (Admission fee of Kaiyukan required in partly)
The Santa Diver
Diver will swim with whale sharks “Yu-chan” and ”Kai-kun” or Pacific whitesided dolphin. Christmas is coming to Pacific Ocean tank.
Date: Tuesday, December 1– Sunday, December 25, 2016
Time: 13:15 – Pacific Ocean tank (with whale shark)
14:00 – Tasman Sea tank (with dolphin)
15:30 – Pacific Ocean tank (with whale shark)
＊each time about 30 minutes
Fee: Free charge (included in Admission fee of Kaiyukan)
King penguins appear outside Kaiyukan and parade in front of you! Please encourage their toddling with full force.
Date: Monday, December 26, 2016 – Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Saturday, January 7 – Monday, 9, 2017
Time: 13:45 ～ , 15:45 ～ (plan)
Fee: Free charge (For entering Kaiyukan, another admission fee is required)
※Every event may change contents by circumstances.
※All the photographs are sample images.
In Aqua Gate, you can feel spring by colorful fishes exhibiting!
The chance to experience as if walking under water. In the tunnel-shaped tank of 11m in total length, group of Crimson sea-bream are exhibiting only in spring. You can enjoy the experience as if surrounding petals of sea! Sea goldie, Square-spot fairy basslet, Flame fairly basslet, etc, they are swimming around like petals of cherry blossom are dancing and coloring under water.
《Place》 "Aqua Gate" Kaiyukan Entrance building 3F
《Fee》 only the admission fee of Kaiyukan
《Period》now being held (ending date has not been determined)
Special exhibition of an ocean sunfish, a marine creature popular for its unique appearance and behavior
Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN is currently exhibiting an ocean sunfish at the Seasonal Exhibit tank on the 6F for a limited period of time. Visitors can enjoy its unique and attractive appearance.
Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN voted the Japan's and Asia's Best in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2014
Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN was selected as Japan’s and Asia’s best aquarium by TripAdvisor®, the largest travel site in the world. In the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ Awards 2014 for Zoos and Aquariums, which are given to top zoos and aquariums worldwide based on reviews and opinions posted by TripAdvisor travelers, the KAIYUKAN ranked first in both Japan’s and Asia’s top aquarium categories. It is a great honor for the aquarium to receive high recognition by visitors from both Japan and abroad. Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN strives to make continued efforts to convey beautiful natural environments created by precious marine life to visitors.
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