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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
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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For summer it closes at 8pm

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Best aquarium ive been to

Huge tanks where you get to see 10+ dolphins, 2 orcas, 2 seals, 50+ penguins, 10+ turtles, 2 seals, 4 white whales, 5 stingrays closer than most aquariums will ever let you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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UK
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here in December with our 2 year old grandson It was very busy and so was the restaurant Dolphin show was ok

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge tanks where you get to see 10+ dolphins, 2 orcas, 2 seals, 50+ penguins, 10+ turtles, 2 seals, 4 white whales, 5 stingrays closer than most aquariums will ever let you get Highlight was the whale playing with the mini beach ball

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Thank pcmertzs
Coimbatore, India
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Its a beautiful place.. ticket cost 2000 yen. We went late missed the dolphin show . Last show ends by 1600 hrs.

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Thank shafeek30
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place is enormous and has everything you can ask for. Countless of fish to see including heaps of events run daily from morning till night. It's one of two aquariums in Japan which has two Killer Whales as well. Restaurants on every floor, and children's den in case they get bored (which is unlikely), also smoking sections for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We came here by train. Despite the rain it was crowded as it was a weekend. Please plan ahead so that you are able to see most of the shows. The shows were excellent especially the dolphins show. The highly intelligent beluga whales were entertaining. The killer whales show was also good. The penguin show was superb. The aquarium viewings... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

From the subway station, the crowd seemed to be headed for the same direction, towards the Nagoya port. On reaching the entrance, it was a rush for the ticket counter. The exhibits, especially the Orca, dolphins and penguins were comparable to other large aquariums such as Sea World Gold Coast, Sea World San Diego and Sea World Orlando but not... More 

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1 Thank c2chen
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The whole walk took us a few hours. We got entertained with the dolphin shows and each section was really entertaining not only for the kids but me too! Totally recommended for families with kids or friends or couples, just about anyone would enjoy this, unless water in tanks as tall as a building terrorize you, you'll be thrilled!

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1 Thank AX I
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Scenic setting in a harbor with interesting buildings and a large orange Antarctic research ship. The tanks with beluga whales and dolphins provide amazing up close views of those creatures. Many other exhibits about prehistoric sea creatures and evolution. Many smaller displays with exotic inhabitants. Good shop.

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1 Thank ArlingtonEddie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was a great experience to this aquarium with a chance to see the live Orca swimming in a big tank. Great performance by the dolphins as well. The place is not to huge but with great exhibits. Worth a visit. Located just beside the port, nice environment and easily accessed by train.

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2 Thank MeiYoong
Singapore, Singapore
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229 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Cheaper and better than the one in Singapore (zoo and aquarium)! Here you can see killer whales and at least 15 dolphins performing. Lots of penguins and seals as well. Kids loved it!

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