I love 海遊館 Kaiyukan, Osaka. -
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館, Kaiyūkan) is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka's bay area, and is one of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.
Marine life is displayed in 15 tanks, each representing a specific region of the Pacific Rim. The central tank, representing the Pacific Ocean, is nine meters deep and home to a whale shark, the aquarium's main attraction.
Visitors start their tour of the aquarium on the 8th floor and slowly spiral down floor by floor around the central tank. Some of the tanks stretch over several floors, making it possible to observe the animals from different depths and perspectives.
Osaka Aquarium is located at Osakako Station on the Chuo subway line.
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Japan's true tropical (well, technically subtropical) paradise, Okinawa 📷: @yama_ok5
Personally, I avoided Okinawa for years, thinking it would be nothing special (not sure why I thought this, but I was very wrong!).
An easy flight from Tokyo or Osaka (or other major cities in Japan), Okinawa is perhaps Japan's most "hidden" gem. Not just for gorgeous beaches like this, but also its fascinating culture and great food.