10 days in Japan - 10/29/2022 to 11/7/2022










Day 8-Hiroshima




Day 5- Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan-11/2/22

The Osaka aquarium is located in the Tempozan Harbor village of Osaka's bay area and is one of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. The aquarium was named "Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan" by the general public and opened in 1990 and was the largest public aquarium in the world.  The largest Aquarium in the world is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Osaka Aquarium are focusing on research on sharks and Rays. By 2016, Kaiyukan had successfully captivate and breeding 47 species of sharks, 37 species of rays, and 1 species of ghost shark, for a total of 85 species. In addition, the past eight surveys of tagging whale sharks have revealed that they can migrate to the Philippines and dive to a depth of 4,900 ft.


On our way to the aquarium there is a Tempzan Ferris wheel and Lego Land just from walking distance to the aquarium.


The aquarium is straight ahead.


The aquarium


The entrance to the Aquarium in on the right.


Tickets booths.


The aquarium is located on the Osaka Bay area.


The first thing you see when you enter the Aquarium is the Aqua gate.


The Aqua gate is a tunnel tank with various tropical fish.


Huge fish swimming above our head.


After exiting the escalator is the Japan Forest, which recreates a Japanese forest and holds Asian small-clawed ottersJapanese giant salamanders and many other native freshwater animals.



Resting on the wood trunks are two Aonyx Cinerea, Asian small clawed otter





Mandarin Duck (left) and Night Heron (right)



A variety of ducks enjoying their swim.



Nasua nasua, South America coati also known as the ring-tailed caoti.


Ecuadorian Jungle tank


Iguana on the top of the tree trunk on the left.



Giant Arapaina native of the Amazon and Essequibo basins of South America.




Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Capybara is a giant cavy rodent native of South America.


Aptenodytes patagonicus, King penguin


The King penguin is the 2nd largest species of penguin, smaller, but somewhat similar in appearance to the emperor penguin.


King Penguin are found in Antarctica.


A King Penguin swimming.


This is the Australia reef



Beautiful colorful fish and reef


Southern rockhopper penguin from the Falkland island


California Sea lion from Monterey bay having a blast. 


As you go down one level this is a view of the sea lions swimming under the tank.


NEXT.... Day 5-Aquarium continuation





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