Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

This large aquarium is located in Minato Ward, Nagoya City. It is comprised of two buildings; the North Building and the South Building. The South Building is notable for exhibits that recreate five parts of the world's oceans, namely Japan, Australia, the Equator, Antarctica, and the deep sea. Check out the ''sardine tornado'' in its large tank as well. The North Building, which is themed around Cetacea classified marine mammals, displays species including the common bottlenose dolphin and beluga whales. Its biggest attraction is the dolphin shows held in its main pool, which happens to be Japan's largest. The dynamic performances are popular with people of all ages.

Spot details

Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-3
[Normal season] 9:30-17:30
[GW/summer vacation]9:30-20:00
[Winter season]9:30-17:00
Monday (The day following if it falls on a public holiday), maintenance closed in Winter
[Admission fee]
[Adults (high school students and above)]2,030yen
[Elementary and junior high school students]1,010yen
Parking Lot
100yen/30min(Open 24 hours max 1,000yen)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
※Purchase of individual admission ticket only
Available (designated place only)
Available(Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (In-house leaflet, event schedule English support)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 24, 2020 (Information as of May 21, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Great for young families! Got out of the heat!
    5.0 Reviewed:2022.07.08
    Great family place to cool off from the humidity and view ocean life! Dolphin show, Penguin walk and my favorite the Spider crab that makes you want to eat lunch!!
  • Hurt beluga
    1.0 Reviewed:2021.05.15
    When cetaceans face an aggressor in the wild, they are able to swim away. When they are in captivity like in Nagoya Aquarium, there is nowhere to go but to live with them in such a confined space...
  • Dolphin show disappointment
    2.0 Reviewed:2020.10.02
    This was the first time in years I’ve been to this aquarium, and the first time with my family. Overall, it was a disappointment. It’s expensive to get in, and you don’t get what you pay for...

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