Highlights and access methods of Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium (Aichi Prefecture)
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is located in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Inside the vast facility, around 500 species and 50,000 marine creatures such as belugas, penguins, and sea turtles are kept. Additionally, in one of the world's largest main pools, you can watch dolphin shows and orca training sessions.
In this article, we will explain the attractions of Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium in Aichi Prefecture and how to access it for those who are traveling to Japan from overseas.
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Table of contents
- Highlights of Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
- Address and access method of Nagoya Public Aquarium
- Attractions near Nagoya Public Aquarium
- Other information about Nagoya Public Aquarium
We will introduce the highlights of Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.
Nagoya Port Aquarium's operating hours are as follows:
・Normal operating hours are 09:30 to 17:30.
・During the Golden Week and summer vacation closed period (late July to August), the hours are 09:30 to 20:00.
・In winter (December to mid-March), the hours are from 09:30 to 17:00.
In all cases, the last admission is one hour before closing time.
The Nagoya Port Aquarium is closed every Monday. If Monday is a public holiday, the following day will be the closed day. There are no closed days during the Golden Week, summer vacation period, year-end and New Year holidays, and spring vacation period. Please note that the aquarium may be temporarily closed for maintenance.
For confirmation of operating hours and closed days, please check the "Operating Hours & Events Calendar" on the official website.
Admission fees for Nagoya Port Aquarium are as follows:
・Adults and high school students: 2,030 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 1,010 yen, preschool children (age 4 and over): 500 yen. ・During summer vacation and other periods when the aquarium operates at night, discounted tickets available for entry from 17:00 are offered. ・A common ticket that allows entry to four facilities: Nagoya Port Aquarium, the Antarctic observation ship Fuji, Nagoya Port Building Observation Deck, and Nagoya Maritime Museum, is also available for purchase. ・Discounts are available for those who have a "One Day Pass," "Subway All Lines 24-Hour Ticket," or "Donichi Eco Kippu."
For details on admission fees, please check the "Admission Tickets" on the official website.
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office located to the right of the aquarium entrance. In addition to purchasing tickets at Ticket Pia and convenience stores, online pre-purchase is also available. Purchasing tickets at the ticket office may result in long lines, especially on weekends.
If you are purchasing an annual pass, please proceed to the group reception located between the entrance and the ticket office.
Once you have purchased your ticket, please enter through the entrance.
Events held at Nagoya Port Aquarium are posted next to the entrance. Additionally, once inside, you can also check them on electronic bulletin boards and similar displays.
Please note that temporary exits and re-entries are permitted. If you plan to re-enter, please make sure to get a re-entry stamp on the back of your hand at the exit before leaving.
Upon passing through the entrance of Nagoya Port Aquarium, you enter the North Building. The North Building houses the main pool where dolphin performance shows are conducted, as well as pools for dolphins, orcas, and belugas, all of which can be viewed both underwater and from the outside. Additionally, you can access the Shiokaze Plaza, an outdoor area, from the North Building.
For more detailed information about Nagoya Public Aquarium North Building highlights, please see "Complete guide to the highlights of Nagoya Public Aquarium North Building".
To get to the South Building, you can use the connecting passage from the first floor of the North Building. In the South Building, popular large aquariums such as the Kuroshio Large Aquarium, where you can see the mackerel tornado, the Coral Reef Large Aquarium, the Sea Turtle Migration Aquarium, and the Penguin Aquarium are located. Moreover, various types of aquatic life can be viewed in each area.
For more detailed information about Nagoya Public Aquarium South Building highlights, please see "Complete guide to the highlights of Nagoya Public Aquarium South Building".
Please see below for a list of photos related to Nagoya Public Aquarium.
Address of Nagoya Public Aquarium
The address of Nagoya Public Aquarium is "3-2-2 Kinjo-futo, Minato Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture".
Access method of Nagoya Public Aquarium
I will explain how to access Nagoya Public Aquarium from Nagoya Station.
Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line
Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijo Line
Several notable attractions are located near Nagoya Public Aquarium:
LEGOLAND Japan is a LEGO brick-themed amusement park located in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. The rides and attractions within the park are designed to resemble structures made out of LEGO bricks. Additionally, numerous objects created from LEGO bricks are installed throughout the park. Adjacent to the park are SEA LIFE Nagoya, an aquarium facility, and the LEGOLAND Japan Hotel, which offers accommodation.
Nagoya Castle is a striking historical landmark in Nagoya, Japan, known for its iconic architecture and stunning golden shachi ornaments adorning the rooftop. Visitors can explore the castle's extensive grounds, lush gardens, and informative museum, which provides a captivating glimpse into Japan's rich feudal history. The beautifully reconstructed castle serves as a testament to Japan's architectural prowess and offers a memorable experience for history and culture enthusiasts.
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a municipal zoo and botanical garden located in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. It opened in 1937. Within the grounds, there are not only a zoo and botanical garden but also an amusement park, a natural animal museum, a world medaka museum, an petting zoo, and an observation deck called the Higashiyama Sky Tower. In addition to its convenient location just a few minutes' walk from the subway station, admission is free for junior high school students and younger, making it a popular spot for families.
Osu Shopping District
Osu Shopping Street is a large shopping street located south of the Sakae area in the center of Nagoya, stretching from Osu Station to Kamimaezu Station. Approximately 1,200 stores of various kinds line the street, and stores where you can eat and drink are very popular. Osu Kannon and Osu Engeijo, where performers from East and West gather, are also nearby. Various annual events, especially the Osu Summer Festival in summer and the Osu Odou Machijin Festival in October, are enjoyed by local residents and tourists alike.
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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )