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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Aquarium is the biggest marine aquarium in Tokai region, where you can see shows involving killer whales, dolphins, and penguins throughout the year. In addition to these shows, you can also see more than 500 species of sea creatures, watch the film screening, and listen to the mini-lecture related to marine life. There are many attractions within walking distance from the aquarium, such as an amusement park with a big Ferris Wheel, an icebreaker boat, and a 53-meter high observation deck at Nagoya Port Building. You can basically enjoy everything by spending a full day at the aquarium!
- 1-3 Minatomachi, Minato, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 455-0033
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk from Exit 3 of Nagoyako Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Meiko line.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Opening Hours: 9:30-17:30 (Golden Week, Summer Vacation, and December 24th open until 20:00. Open in winter until 17:00)
Closed: Mondays (Closed days following national holidays. Open throughout all of Golden Week, from July to September, and Spring and Winter Vacations. Closed on certain days in winter for maintenance.)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- 2000 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Killer Whale and Dolphin Shows
The aquarium’s main events are the killer whale and dolphin shows. At the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, one can enjoy the full power of leaping killer whales and dolphins from the underwater observation window on the second floor, or from the outdoor observation deck on the third floor.
Penguin Feeding Time
Enjoy the penguin’s feeding time in the aquarium. Come watch the popular event where aquarium staffs feed the penguins with various types of treats from the sea. Be sure to check out this event, as you can learn a lot of great ecological information from the aquarium staffs.
Themed Exhibits in the North and South Buildings
At the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, the North and the South buildings are divided into different ecological themes. At the South building, you can see penguins, sea turtles, and you can also see many mysterious deep-sea creatures as you walk down through the slopes. On the other hand, at the North building, you can see killer whales and dolphins.