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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne Australia
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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank a1ex1985
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Daniel S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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

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1 Thank nantara
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We didn't expect much, wanted to take 2 year old girl to see pe guines. We were so surprised and happy to find the place so much fun and exciting. Not only pe guines, but fish and sea creatures are there to see up close and personal. It is not only forchildren but adults as well.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I expected more of this place. It was cute to see the penguins and I'm sure kids would love it! But to me, it wasn't special. If you have extra time, then go see it. And try to go during the weekend where you can touch them, I was there on a weekday.

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