Nagoya Port, located south of Nagoya city center, is one of Japan's largest ports. The Garden Pier here has been redeveloped as a leisure district, with a shopping mall, amusement park, museums, and an aquarium.The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is arranged across two buildings – the North Building and the South Building.
The North Building features the large sea mammals such as dolphins, orca whales, and beluga whales. In addition to feeding and training shows, there are a number of scheduled dolphin shows. The South Building takes visitors on a journey from Japan to the Antarctic, with a vast array of marine life from the seas around Japan, the deep sea, the equatorial ocean, the Australian waterfront, and the Antarctic ocean.
From Nagoya Station, the quickest way to reach the port is to take a JR train to Kanayama Station and transfer to the Meiko line for Nagoyako, which is the last stop. All of the port's attractions are within walking distance of the station.