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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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Address: 1-3 Minato-machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0033, Aichi Prefecture
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+81 52-654-7080
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

For summer it closes at 8pm

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A Morning at the Aquarium

An easy journey on the subway found us at the aquarium which is located at the port in Nagoya. Entrance prices were reasonable. Your first port of call will be the dolphins, orca... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ed N
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An easy journey on the subway found us at the aquarium which is located at the port in Nagoya. Entrance prices were reasonable. Your first port of call will be the dolphins, orca and beluga whales which were all a first for us. The viewing area for the dolphins was brilliant and we could have sat there for hours watching... More 

Thank Ed N
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average in terms of things to see or do, compared to other aquariums in other cites. Not crowded. Walk in surrounding area / Port of Nagoya a relaxing experience in sunny weather with cherry blossom.

Thank AYH238
Bangkok, Thailand
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157 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were mixed reviews for this aquarium. I have been the Osaka aquarium, which was larger, and so many other aquariums. However, the highlight features of the Nagoya Aquarium were the dolphins, and whales. The entrance showed bottoms of large dolphin, killer whales, and beluga whales swimming and the skeletons of these mammals. Climbing the escalator up, there were several... More 

Thank asdaSap
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for an educational trip. I am personally a killer whales lover, therefor I am able to spend the whole day sitting in the middle / front of the cover to look at them the whole day. There are also show time for the dolphin and killer whales + others animals, do remember to take a map at the entrance.... More 

Thank Nnuhhead
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting way to spend a morning touring a Japanese ice breaker that completed many expeditions to Antarctica. There is also an observatory and aquarium.

Thank gineer
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1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place is nice for family bonding and educational trip.The place is about sea creatures and they are friendly to the people.They are very entertaining especially the dolphins for it has its own show that shows their talents or skills.No one cant like this place.No age is necessary here, for everyone who visit the place will be happy and entertain.

Thank Cathrine J
Doha, Qatar
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77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was one of our itineraries during our latest Japan trip this March. I was surprised to see their massive tanks housing dolphins, killer whales, and other marine life. The view of these tanks from the ground level was pretty spectacular, especially that their carpets can trick you into thinking you are stepping on sand - that was really nice!... More 

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Fuji, Japan
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

As far as aquariums go, this one is one of the most ordinary I've been to and its a 2000Yen ticket. I've visited 2 in Tokyo, 1 in Yokohama, 1 in Numazu, and several in the US as well. Numazu is the only one I could say is worse, and only by a fraction. The layout of the exhibits is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We only have a few hours at the aquarium. While it's not very big, they have plenty to offer. The dolphin and orca shows are among others. They offer more than just entertainment. While I don't really agree with captivity, but the aquariums give my kid the best chances to see, and learn about these beautiful mammals.

Thank urbanhideaway
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

You are very mistaken if you think this place is just another "Ocean Park". The place is totally dedicated to marine life and the exhibitions are carefully designed. The only drawback is the seemingly forceful establishment of visiting route, that it's slightly tedious to re-visit an attraction after you finish a building.

1 Thank Patrick S

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