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Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium

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Address: 3-16 Shukumachi, Nagasaki 851-0121 , Nagasaki Prefecture
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+81 95-838-3131
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Close encounters with king penguins, and penguins on the beach!

Notable collection of penguins, both cold-weather and temperate penguins. Lovely area with penguins living in the bay. Don't miss feeding time when they broadcast feed and have... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Notable collection of penguins, both cold-weather and temperate penguins. Lovely area with penguins living in the bay. Don't miss feeding time when they broadcast feed and have penguins walk alongside you on the beach. Large number of King penguins with glass enclosure where you can get close and have a great look at them. Everything is CASH ONLY. Tickets, food,... More 

Thank ChrysalisTravel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

So adorable especially during feeding time. It's also cheap (I think less than AUD$10). But difficult to get to by bus if you don't know what your doing. Their buses names are in kanji rather than numbers.

Thank Chocolateswirlz
Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the penguins was fun. They are amazing animals and very amusing to watch they had a good variety of penguins and looked well kept. The aquarium itself is only small and probably for most people an hour there would be enough time. The return trip from Nagasaki station took longer than we were at the aquarium, however... More 

Thank scarybear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Aquarium was very underwhelming. I'd put this last on my to-do list. Penguins were nice, but I expected way more than what I got.

Thank Vincent Y
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

30 min from Nagasaki station by bus. The price was good if you have the discount card. Penguins are very you cute. There's a beach area where you can get really close to them. I was there at 11:10am and saw them feed the penguines. Fun for all ages.

Thank a1ex1985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing spot to unwind and observe amazingly adorable penguins! Nice facilities and friendly staff. Although, be wary of the transportation back. Just note down the timetable, for your own sake.

1 Thank Daniel S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is good for any kind of ages to visit. There's a different kind of penguins was living in there. Some come from South Africa or Chile. Entrance tickets for adult is 510 yen & kids over 3 years old is 300 yen. The outdoor area to see penguins is wonderful and you also can close to them in... More 

2 Thank ETNN9099
Silverdale, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The museum is for PENGUINS, first! Their variety of penguins is amazing. King, Chinstrap, Galapagos, Jackass (African) and Humbolt, Little Blue, Rock hopper, Gentoo and Adelie. The frolic outside is fun!

1 Thank 32Please
Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

You can even touch penguin during the visit the aquarium. It's worth taking children to be there. They will love it.:D

1 Thank nantara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This aquarium is not very big, and will only take about an hour to go through everything. (20 mins max if you do not stop and watch the Penguins) The Penguins there seems happy and is nice watching the keepers feeding them. They also have a group of Penguins living outdoor on a beach. Is a good way to spend... More 

2 Thank Hoeen T

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