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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.7/5
356 Reviews
Aquarium
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Winter (December - March): 9:30-17:00 Other seasons: 9:30-17:30 Japanese holidays, summer vacations: 9:30-20:00 Admission stopped at one and a half hours before closing. Closed on every Monday and the second day of Japanese legal holidays. (The above opening hours are in Japan time, and there may be temporary changes. Please refer to the official before you travel.)
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 1-3 Minatomachi, Minato Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Phone: +81-52-6547080

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a big aquarium. lots of animals inside. including whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and penguins. helpful staffs and lots of events

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  • troyh545
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    Dolphin show disappointment

    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. Posi...

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  • DonnaLynette
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    Just fabulous!

    My husband & I had 1 day free in Nagoya & we decided to visit the aquarium. It's super easy to get to on the subway & it's such a beautiful aquarium. We loved the dolphin show, which is visible from y...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583082095000+0800)/
  • AraleMelbourne
    AraleMelbourne
    Australia
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    Well Maintained - but concerned about the orcas

    This aquarium was a lot better than the kyoto one as it is larger and has both orcas and beluga whales. The orca training is in the side pools of the stadium. We recommend taking the seats on the h...

    Reviewed on /Date(1579263335000+0800)/
  • BenLee88
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    Well run Aquarium for young n old!

    The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is one of the best i ever visited! The killer whale is one of the rare ones you will ever get to see. plus the dolphins n belugas, it makes the experience really goo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577150738000+0800)/
  • 48HTLee
    48HTLee
    Singapore, Singapore
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    Rare find

    We went with 2 teenagers and 11 yr-old. Very impressed with tanks of belugas, orca, sardines which we have not seen over in Singapore SEA aquarium. Their dolphins performance is in Japanese only and n...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577019953000+0800)/

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Introduction

Located in the Port of Nagoya, the Public Aquarium was built in the novel shape of a metal ball. Based on the theme of "A Journey to the Atlantic", visitors pass through five different aquatic regions, where they can also watch IMAX movies and check out marine shows. The aquarium provides visitors with a deep understanding into the marvelous marine world of the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and Antarctica.
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