The Kaiyukan in Osaka is the largest aquarium in Japan and at the same time one of the largest in the world. It is located in the Minato district near the port area of Osaka. Opened in 1990, it is one of the largest indoor aquariums with a total water volume of more than 11,000 tons is home to around 620 animal and plant species.
Timed tickets are required for entry currently in order to limit the number of guests per hour.
The main theme of the aquarium is the "Ring of Life" or the "Ring of Fire" and is represented by the arrangement of the more than 15 different pools. Each of the pools represents a specific region on the Pacific Ring of Fire and visitors can experience themed worlds on a tour from the Japanese forests to the Antarctic to the heart of the aquarium, the Pacific Ocean. In the latter, for example, there is a whale shark, the largest fish on earth.
In addition to these permanent exhibitions, the Kaiyukan also offers some interactive highlights, where you can get close to different animal species and sometimes stroke and even feed them. The aquarium has a souvenir shop and is located directly at Tempozan Harbor Village, a shopping and entertainment complex with many restaurants and shops.
About a 5-minute walk from Osakako Station.
В Осаке есть место, где Вы можете вновь вспомнить детство и перенестись в мир фантазий. Это место - ничто иное как студия Universal (Universal Studio Japan), также известная как USJ. Это место приносит много радости как детям, так и взрослым. Каждый вечер в студии проходит парад с иллюминацией; кроме того, здесь очень популярен парк Гарри Поттера. Так что если Вы находитесь в Осаке и ищете веселье и море приключений, загляните в USJ!
Super Nintendo World opened in spring 2021 inside of Universal Studios Japan. This is another of the special areas of USJ and fans of all ages can look forward to various attractions inside this permanent USJ area. To enter the special Super Nintendo World, guests must book a timed ticket slot when they purchase their USJ entrance ticket (like purchasing and booking tickets for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter). The iconic park is a detailed world reminiscent of Mario’s 3D world complete with the little plumber on the goal pole, piranha plants, and goombas!
Namba Yasaka Shrine is a unique and standout destination among Osaka’s sacred spots. Located in the Namba District, Namba Yasaka is famous for its impressive lion head-shaped building called Ema-Den, which measures 12-meters high by 11-meters wide! Ema-Den and the surrounding temple structures are all post-war reconstructions of the original buildings that were destroyed in air raids and fires in 1945. Once you enter the relatively small shrine complex, you will come face-to-face with the fierce Ema-Den. The lion’s eyes, slightly tilted down, seem to stare right at you and its wide mouth reveals pointed teeth. Although the Ema-Den’s appearance is intimidating, its open jaw is meant to swallow evil spirits and leave you with good fortune. Ema-Den becomes even more menacing when the sun goes down and its eyes glow against the night. Why not visit this enormous lion head and let it gobble up your worries? Aside from the lion head, Namba Yasaka Shrine is also a pleasant springtime spot thanks to its numerous cherry blossoms. On the third Sunday of January, Namba Yasaka Shrine becomes home to the Tug-of-War ritual, which is an intangible folk cultural property of Osaka City. The Shinto event is a celebration of the Japanese myth of Susanoo-no-Mikoto who killed the serpent god Yamata-no-orochi and freed people from hardship.