NIFREL is one of a popular spot in EXPOCITY. It is loved by people of various generations. NIFREL is not just an aquarium, so you can find and enjoy new experience there in NIFREL!
What is EXPOCITY?
One of the popular spots in Osaka is EXPOCITY in Suita. It is Japan’s largest complex which opened on November 19, 2015. There, multicomplex entertainment facilities gather together including NIFREL, OSAKA REDHORSE WHEEL, a shopping mall called “Lalaport Expocity” and a big movie theater.
What is NIFREL?
Among all 8 entertainment facilities of EXPOCITY, NIFREL was the one attracted the most attention of its opening. It is partly because for NIFREL’s unique concept. NIFREL is the first facility produced by “KAIYUKAN”one of the most famous aquariums in Osaka. However, NIFREL’s concept is quite different from that of KAIYUKAN.
NIFREL is a one-of-a-kind facility that allows visitors to intuitively experience the beauty and wonder of living creatures. Based on the concept of connecting through the senses and featuring various artistic elements, this facility brings to life the wonder of living creatures and nature. Therefore, we can say that NIFREL is a “living” museum rather than just an aquarium. The name of NIFREL “ニフレル” literary means “touching the sensitivity” in Japanese. If you want to see and feel crystal-clear water, wonderfully colored fishes, and unique animals, please visit NIFREL. NIFREL will enrich the hearts of children and grownups alike.
NIFREL’s director Hiroshi Obata says that NIFREL is aiming at the only one living museum in the world, so it is to be designed to enjoy creatures and nature intuitively and closely as if to enjoy the art.
NIFREL is using the method of “installation” to show its exhibitions. Installation is an interactive display method of collaborating with lighting, music and image.
If you walk into NIFREL, you can find and enjoy 7 zones of “color”, “technique”, “figure”, “wonder moments”, “waterside”, “movement” and “connection” under the theme of connection with the various life and characteristics.
The curators who play a role to connect people and creatures, people and nature, and people and people welcome you, and support your encounter with creatures while communicating.
NIFREL Hours & Admission Fee/Access
10:00-20:00(Last entry 19:00)
※Time schedule may be changed according to the season.
Open throughout the year
〒565-0826 2-1, EXPOCITY Senri Bampaku Koen, Suita
2-min walk from Osaka Monorail Banpaku-Kinen-Kōen Station
Adult(16 years old and older/High school student): 1900yen
Elementary and Junior high school student: 1000yen
Infant(3 years old and older): 600yen
INQUIRIES TEL : 0570-022060