I went to Osaka Aquarium “Kaiyukan(海遊館)” which was selected Japan’s and Asia’s Best by TripAdviser Travelers’ Choise Award. Kaiyukan was really impressive, because it was characteristic of architecture. I don’t mention about outside but inside.
All of aquarium I’ve seen before has large floor space and a lot of water tank to show many kinds of aquatic organism. Kaiyukan has less floor space than them and has only 4 or 5 water tanks, but the water tanks are deep. For example, the Pasific Ocean tank penetrates 4 floors. Visitors go downstairs to watch various aquatic organisms from a different aspect.
Kaiyukan doesn’t train aquatic organisms. It means that visitors can’t see a special show like a dolphin show. All aquatic organisms simply live in a water tank which is a virtual ocean environment. Feeding time is only show in Kaiyukan. I could watch how a squid catches a fish. (A fish fed is not alive, so it isn’t inhumanity.)
Here is Japan, so visitors can buy Kawaii items in a shop. I wanted Penguin cushion. The eyebrows were really cute.