When Nifrel opened in 2015 it immediately became Osaka’s most enticing attraction. Nifrel is located in Expocity, Banpaku Memorial Park and has been a hot topic among locals and tourists. It remains a dream destination for many visitors. But, what is it about Nifrel that makes it so special?
Nifrel brings together a profuse amount of aquatic life, fusion lighting, audio/video elements, and a unique art-gallery aesthetic to create an experience never seen before. In the ‘Interactive Aquazoo’, young and old can get up close to see eye to eye with lifeforms from all over the world in an environment like no other. This particular feature fulfils Nifrel’s mission statement of creating ‘connections of the senses’.
Seven Unique Installations
WONDER MOMENTS(1F/2F): Artist Takahiro Matsuo carefully sculpted an art installation space that allows you to enjoy the infinite wonder of nature and the universe. Via ニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
ABILITIES (1F): The all-white space helps you focus and enjoy a unique close up view of a diverse collection of sea creatures. Viaニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
SHAPES (1F): The feeling of infinite space in this room makes you a part of an art installation as you weave between the sea creatures. Viaニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
COLORS (1F): The slowly changing colors help you imagine the instantaneous changes, and endless possibilities of the ocean. Viaニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
WATERSIDE (2F): The changing space and light of this area creates an appreciation for the interwoven ecology of all living things. Viaニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
BEHAVIOR (2F): A playground for a plethora of tiny creatures. Stand next to the creek and be a spectator on their lives. Viaニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
BIODIVERSITY (2F): The long, double screens create three-dimensional images that tell you about the connection between humans and all living things, as well as outline the differences. Viaニフレル http://www.nifrel.jp/index.html
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