Osaka (Day 14 – Dec 2015)

It was a lazy day for us as we ramp down our travelling and prepare to head back home the next day. We headed up to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館, Kaiyūkan) which is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka’s bay area. We had our lunch at Tempozan Harbor Village before heading to the Aquarium.

After paying for the entrance fee, we made our way up on a long escalator towards the 8th floor. From there, it slowly spiral down floor by floor around the central tank.


Some of the tanks stretched over several floors, making it possible to observe the animals from different depths and perspectives.



The aquarium had penguins, dolphins and seals at close proximity separated by glass walls. Jaydon enjoyed the Penguins and Dolphins and we did stop for a little longer when we were at the Penguins and Dolphins enclosure.


There were free touch pool where we could touch live shark and stingray. Jaydon was too afraid to touch any of the live animals. He did well posing with Jaws though. 🙂



As we exited the Aquarium, there was a busker performing at the opening area of Tempozan Harbor Village. It was entertaining and we stopped and watch the show.


We went back to the train station and head up to Namba Park . We did not manage to venture much on the first day when we are in Osaka. Since it is our last day in Osaka, we decided to revisit this interesting place that we caught a glimse during our first day in Osaka.


Namba Park is not exactly a park but rather  a shopping center in Namba. There were lots of exclusive shops and the complex has interest architecture with gardens on top of the roof . Its design is beautiful and it was present walking around the complex. It seems that every level has a certain specialty, and we enjoyed the home-deco and food section.


We had our dinner before heading outside where the gardens are lighted up for the Christmas Winter Illumination.


We departed from Namba and decided to do our last walk toward Shinsaibashi before heading back to the hotel.


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