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Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium

01Nov 2011 tomocchi

This is Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium, a great place to go out and have fun with all the family.

 

 

A huge statue of a penguin greets you as you arrive. As you might imagine, the main attraction here is penguins.

 

Once you enter you’ll soon come across a large, blue water tank, and right in the children’s eyeline is…

 

 

 

…a penguin!

 

 

Their tottering walk on land is transformed into complete ease in the water.

 

 Here, it seems almost as if they’re flying in the sky.

 

 

 

 

As you can see in the picture, you can see all the penguins up close. Being able to see them so close is deeply impressive.

 

The aquarium also allows visitors to feed the penguins on weekends and holidays, meaning you can get even closer.

 

 

It’s feeding time! When it’s time to eat, music begins to play and the penguins, associating the sound with food, come up out of the water onto the ground.

Their waddling walk is so cute!

 

 

The way they appear to line up in order seems very polite and almost human.

They eat horse mackerel, and each penguin can eat up to 20 of them in one sitting.

 

 

 

 

You can also touch the penguins.

 

 

 

Tickets for feeding the penguins are distributed from9amon weekends and holidays, and are limited to the first 30 groups, so those who wish to join in should get there first thing in the morning! There are also a lot of other things to try, too.

 

 

This is a picture of the penguins and a diver at lunchtime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

【Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium】

 

Address: 3-16 Shuku-machi,Nagasakicity

Tel: 095-838-3131

Entry fee: Adults 500 yen / Junior High students and younger 300 yen

Opening times:9:00 – 17:00

Open all year round.

 

 


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