One of the largest public aquariums in the world, Osaka Aquarium, also known as Kaiyukan, is home to various species found in the Pacific Rim, most specifically, in the "Ring of Fire."
With 27 of the largest tanks in the world, the aquarium houses 16 main exhibits with the goal of reflecting the sea life's natural habitat. Guests can learn about all of the sea creatures through themed exhibition halls and interactive activities. Only a thin sheet of glass separates visitors from the denizens of the deep, from whale sharks and sand-scuttling spider crabs to jellyfish, otters, seals, dolphins and penguins.
Osaka Aquarium is in the Tempozan Harbor Village in the west of Osaka, a five-minute walk from Osakako subway station and close to the Tempozan Ferris Wheel. The site is set near a number of restaurants and shops.