Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Day Cruises > Sightseeing Cruise
$90.25
Duration: 5 hours
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Visit one of the world’s largest aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and ride a replica of the ‘Santa Maria’ around Osaka Bay on this half-day tour, led by an informative guide. At the aquarium's Pan Pacific exhibits, get up close to a Japanese giant salamander at the Japan Forest, an adorable sea otter at the Aleutian Islands, and a ring-tailed coati at the Gulf of Panama, among other creatures. Then board your sightseeing vessel for a journey past Osaka landmarks around the bay.

In the afternoon, meet your guide at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Nishi-Umeda station. After a train ride to Osaka station, follow your guide on foot to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, named the Best Aquarium in Asia by TripAdvisor. Located at the Tempozan Harbor Village, Kaiyukan recreates natural marine environments centering on the Pan Pacific Life Zone with more than a dozen exhibits.
Start your tour at the Aqua Gate, a 36-foot-long (11-meter) tunnel-shaped tank that provides the sensation of walking underwater while surrounded by colorful schools of tropical and subtropical fish. During more than 2 hours at Kaiyukan, you’ll find a wide variety of animal and plant species, from Antarctica to the Tasman Sea.
Kids get hands-on experience at interactive exhibits, including a touch pool where you can feel the texture of sharks and rays swimming right in front of you.
Then hop aboard the Santa Maria, a replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship that is approximately twice the size of the original vessel. Enjoy a 50-minute sightseeing cruise around Osaka Bay while viewing magnificent landmarks such as the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
Once you've taken in the sights, disembark at the West Wharf with your guide and return on foot to Osaka station, where your half-day tour ends.
Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

Visit one of the world’s largest aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and ride a replica of the ‘Santa Maria’ around Osaka Bay on this half-day tour, led by an informative guide. At the aquarium's Pan Pacific exhibits, get up close to a Japanese giant salamander at the Japan Forest, an adorable sea otter at the Aleutian Islands, and a ring-tailed coati at the Gulf of Panama, among other creatures. Then board your sightseeing vessel for a journey past Osaka landmarks around the bay.