Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium © S.Kasugai

What is Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium features approximately 500 species of sea creatures and boasts a collection of 50,000 organisms. It is a very large aquarium featuring dolphins and beluga. There are two sections of the aquarium, the North Building which features the world of whales, and the South Building with the theme, "Journey to Antarctica". In the North Building, there is a large Kuroshio (Japan current) aquarium, underwater tunnel, and large screen "Ocean Theater" where visitors can see killer whales, dolphins and sea turtles swimming leisurely. In the South Building, visitors can learn about the various marine animals and environment encountered on a journey from Nagoya to the Antarctic. At Nagoya Port is an Antarctic research ship, "Fuji", permanently docked. The South Building exhibition introduces organisms encountered by the Fuji research ship and is divided into 5 sections, "Sea of Japan", "Deep-sea gallery", "Equator of the sea", "Australian waters", "Antarctic sea". There are also various events at the aquarium and the dolphin performance in the large pool is very popular. The dolphin’s jumps and ball handling can be seen at a very close distance, it is a very popular spot for tourists. In addition, killer whale and beluga training can be seen outdoors.


The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is accessible by subway from Nagoya Station. On the subway’s Higashiyama Line, transfer at Sakae Station to the Meijyo Line going toward Kanayama Nagoya Port and get off at the last stop. From Centrair (Central Japan International Airport), get off at Meitetsu Tokoname Line’s Kanayama Station, transfer to the subway Meiko Line going toward Nagoya Port and get off at the last stop.

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Description: Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Sights Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium (名古屋港水族館)
Address 1-3 Minato-machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 455-0033
Phone / Fax Phone: 052-654-7080
Duration 2Hour(s)
Business Hours Tuesday:09:30-17:30
Closed dates Monday Specific dates
Admission Fee Pay admission: 2,000yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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