The guiding principle of Kaiyukan is based on the theory, “The Gaia hypothesis” advocated by British scientist James Lovelock, which proposes that “all organisms and their inorganic surroundings on Earth are closely integrated to form a single and self-regulating complex system.”
“The Ring of Fire” is the circum-Pacific volcano belt which surrounds the Pacific Ocean. It overlaps “The Ring of Life” with its high-density biodiversity.
With the concepts suggested by these two “Rings”, Kaiyukan recreates natural environment around the Pacific Ocean as faithfully as possible.
It is our sincere hope that all the visitors feel and reconsider the preciousness and wonder of life and the importance of nature environment all round us.
Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN
1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka City, 552-0022, Japan
TEL +81-6-6576-5501 FAX +81-6-6576-5510
English speaking staffs are available.
Our tour around the Pacific Ocean, through 10 different areas, starts at the “Japan Forest”, where you can feel beautiful sun shine and fresh air of the forest. Meet a wide variety and number of animal species and plants of the Pacific Ocean exhibited in the world-leading volume capacity of 11,000 tons of water.