Port of Nagoya Aquarium3.7
The Port of Nagoya Aquarium is a large-scale urban aquarium located at Nagoya Port.
It is one of the largest aquariums in the world, consisting of the North Building, which introduces the evolutionary history of marine mammals, and the South Building, which introduces creatures living in five different regions and waters from Japan to Antarctica.
This aquarium is famous for its breeding record of turtles and penguins, and exhibits approximately 36,000 examples of 540 species including fish, sea turtles, penguins, dolphins, belugas, and more.
The theme of the South Building is "A Journey to the Antarctic". This building is divided into five zones and introduces the creatures that live in the waters between Japan and Antarctic, including the Japanese Sea, the Deep Sea Gallery, the Equatorial Sea, the Australian Freshwater, and the Antarctic Ocean, along with their environments.
The theme of the North Building is "A Journey spanning 3.5 billion years: Animals That Have Returned to the Sea". This exhibit introduces the world of whales, which have adapted to life in the water and developed their intelligence as life evolved, using a variety of techniques.
In addition, the North Building has the world’s biggest outdoor tank. The main pool is 60x30 meters, and 12 meters deep. Covered stands seat up to 3,000 spectators, all eager to enjoy the entertaining and educational aquatic shows, supported by a large, high-vision monitor at the back of the pool. The main tank has a huge side window on the second floor, offering great views of the dolphins and Orca killer whales.
You can enjoy learning about the ecology of sea creatures in the large Kuroshio Tank or Penguin Tank, and spending time at a large screen ocean theater, a museum shop, and a restaurant.
Address : 1-3 Minatomachi, Minato Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi
Access : a 5-min walk from Nagoyako Station of the subway Meiko Line
Opening Hours :
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (regular season, mid-March to November)
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (winter season, December to mid-March)
*: Last admission one hour prior to closing time.
Adults and Senior High School students : 2,030 yen
Junior High and Elementary School students : 1,010 yen
Toddlers (ages 4 or older) : 500 yen
【Special Night Fee】after 5 PM during Golden Week (early May holiday season in Japan), and summer vacation (mid-July to September)
Adults and Senior High School students : 1,620 yen
Junior High and Elementary School students : 800 yen
Toddlers (ages 4 or older) : 400 yen
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