Connect with Living Creatures at Nifrel in Osaka
Discover, learn, and enjoy with the entire family at this uniquely interactive aqua-zoo
Curated by the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Nifrel is an interactive museum where you can learn all about the Earth's biodiversity while appreciating its beauty in a setting that’s more like an art museum. The visit will not only enrich your mind but also your senses, with an experience that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Stroll through the halls of the museum, which is divided into multiple zones, including “color”, “abilities”, “wonder moments”, “mimic”, “waterside”, “behavior”, “biodiversity” and “swim”. Each section highlights a different aspect of the various denizens of the ocean, allowing you to take in all the wonders of these living creatures and the otherworldly environment they inhabit. The main goal of the facility is to enable the connection of people to animals, nature, and to each other.
After taking in the exhibits, enjoy a drink or bite to eat at the museum cafē while gazing at living creatures in an open setting. After leaving the museum, be sure to stop by the neighboring Expo City shopping and entertainment complex, as well as the 1970 Expo Commemorative Park, both of which can easily be visited from Nifrel.
Access: From Shin-Osaka Station, take the Midosuji Line to Senri Chuo Station (about 14 minutes); transfer to the Osaka Monorail for Bampaku-Kinen-Koen Station (about 5 minutes); walk about 7 minutes to Nifrel.
NIFREL EXPOCITY 2-1 Senri Bampaku Koen, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu
Approx. 60 minutes