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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

#2 of 316 things to do in Nagoya Features Animals
1-3 Minato-machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0033, Aichi Prefecture
+81 52-654-7080
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A big place with a large crowd. But a wonderful experience even if you've been to other aquariums before

We were pleasantly surprise on how big the place was. Even though when we got there there was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Taguig City, Philippines
Exciting place to visit

Dolphin show was great. Very good introduction to Marine life for kids. Parents also can enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pune, India
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“beluga whales” (20 reviews)
“dolphin show” (60 reviews)
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1-3 Minato-machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0033, Aichi Prefecture
+81 52-654-7080
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were pleasantly surprise on how big the place was. Even though when we got there there was already a large crowd, they were able to manage people going in and around the area. You can watch the orcas, dolphins and seals in two ways.....More

Thank SQLPenster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dolphin show was great. Very good introduction to Marine life for kids. Parents also can enjoy a lot.

Thank ambarish2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun day out at this aquarium. Did not expect to see orcas there - watching Black Fish made me sad about seeing these majestic animals kept in enclosures. Good variety of sea life, probably one of the bigger aquariums I've been to. Loved discovering the...More

Thank lifemeter
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing to do in Nagoya! Don't miss the main shows: dolphins and killer whales. They are so skilled and funny and lovely. I smiled the whole way back to the city center.

Thank elinast2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day wandering all of the diplays from orcas to penguins to dolphins and sardines! Such a wonderius display of colors in the corals

Thank tak211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

2  Thank Ed N
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank asdaSap
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank Nnuhhead
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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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Crystal W
How much time should we allocate at this location?
13 March 2017|
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Response from Lauren L | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see the Dolphin and Seal shows (which I highly recommend) then I would say to allocate about 3 to 3.5 hours depending on the show schedules, if not then it's probably about a 1.5 to 2 hour activity. I think... More
Patr L
Hi Chafee, Read yr review on Nagoya Aquarium, great!! Do you remember the dolphin/Orca show times. Tq
1 December 2015|
Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The shows are on several times a day but some exhibits undergo periodic maintenance, so call ahead if your time at the aquarium is limited. During the week there are school groups but the place was not busy so no problems... More
Anicetus M
Hey I want to know, how to reach Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium from Nagoya Station
16 August 2015|
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Response from Prachi M | Reviewed this property |
Easiest way is to take JR line (Chuo or Tokaido line) or Meitetsu line to Kanayama. Change here to subway 'Meiko line' (Stations are numbered as E1, E2, ...) bound for Nagoyako (E07) and get off at the last stop. Kanayama... More