Wow time is flying by! We’re already mid-month and I’m starting to count the weeks by my travel photography posts. This week’s picture is brought to you by our visit to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. I always try to go to zoos and aquariums when we travel (guilty pleasure) and I have to say this is one of the most beautiful aquariums I have ever been to. Its a must see (not to mention my obsession with penguins).
Their exhibits were out of this world. With it being one of the largest aquariums in the world, it is not surprising that the main big tank hosts the biggest fish in the world (and something I’ve become obsessed with over my years of scuba diving), the elusive Whale Shark. I couldn’t believe that the massive fish was swimming so calmly before me and little would I know it would be the last time I would see one. Hopefully one day that will be fixed.
This single-handedly solidified my love for Osaka!
The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyūkan?, known as the Kaiyukan) is an aquarium located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, Japan, near Osaka Bay. It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world, and is a member of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA).
The aquarium is about a five-minute walk from Osakako Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chūō Line, and is next to the Tempozan Ferris Wheel.
Address: １-１-１０ Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 552-0022, Japan
Hours: Every day 10AM – 7PM
Italicized reference from Wikipedia – Osaka Aquarium