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.
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Update date:2024.03.05

Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-3 map map Map
[Regular 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), Closed for maintenance during the winter season
※Open everyday during Golden Week, July- Sep., winter break and spring break
[Admission fee]
[Adults(High School Students and above)]2,030yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students]1,010yen
Parking Lot
100yen/30 minutes (Open 24 hours maximum 1,000yen)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
*Purchase of individual admission ticket only
Available (specified locations only)
Available(Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (English in-house leaflet available)
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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  • The best thing to see in Nagoya
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.11
    A lovely place to enjoy with kids. You have lovely dolphin show, a great aquarium, a ship that depicts the life of a sailor with life size and life like models.
  • Horrifying animal cruelty, complete lack of humanity
    1.0 Reviewed : 2022.11.18
    This was the most unsettling and cruel experience for a human being to endure. The animals are kept in tiny cages that resemble torture. Killer whales, beluga whales and dolphins roam hundreds and...
  • Cool Aquarium
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.08.21
    Great visit to an awesome aquarium. All of the big mammals where very active and appear to be in good health. The have a pod of orcas kinda rare for an aquarium. The dolphins and belugas where good...

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