Kaiyukan is a large aquarium
near Osaka Port, and is located about 1 km south of Universal Studios
It is on the other side of Aji River and at just the mouth of the river.
It was opened in 1990.
This is one of the largest aquariums in the world, and it has the huge fish tank holding 5,400 cubic meters.
We can see about 580 kinds of water creatures.
First we pass through a tunnel of fish tank, then go to the highest
floor by elevator.
And we come down from there. Along the route, we can see 14 fish tanks.
Each tanks has one scene of the Ring of Fire and the Ring of Life areas
of the Pacific Ocean.
For example, they are tropical rainforest in Ecuador, Aleutian Islands, Japan Trench, Great Barrier Reef and so on.
And in the center of the route, there is the huge tank of "Pacific Ocean".
This aquarium is in the area of Tenpozan Harbor Village, a waterfront
redevelopment in Osaka.
Around Kaiyukan, there is Tenpozan Market Place, a commercial complex.
This area is called as Tenpozan.
Tenpozan is the lowest mountain in Japan. It is in the Tenpozan Park located about 500 meters northeast of Kaiyukan.
The height is only 4.53 meters, and was created artificially in 1831.
The stone triangulation marker is set up on the top, and is specified as a mountain on the map issued by Geographical Survey Institute which is the national institution responsible for surveying and mapping the national land of Japan and is an organization attached to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
Around the mountain, there is a hill, and the hill is higher than Tenpozan. (But the hill isn't a mountain.)
Tenpozan Climbing Club has been set up, and it issues a certificate of
climbing for the summiteers. (The charge is 10 yen.)
When you have gotten lost in the mountain (you can't find the top), the rescue team of the club leads you to the top bravely!