9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Note: Admission ends 30 minutes prior to closing.
December 29 – January 1 and the 1st Thursday and Friday of March
(senior high school students [age 15] and older)
(elementary school [age 6] to junior high school students [age 14])
(pre-school: ages 4 and 5)
(age 3 and younger)
(contains 6 tickets for the price of 5)
Group discounts apply if the total number of general admission paying entrants is 30 or more (may not be combined with other discounts such as exemption programs)
Tickets in the ticket book do not have an expiration date (Ticket books may be used by more than one person).
Dolphin Show (Duration: 20 minutes) Scheduled daily throughout the year
|Weekdays & Saturdays||11:00||12:30||14:00||15:30|
|Sundays & Public Holidays||10:30||11:30||13:00||14:00||15:30|
During the daily shows, two audience members are selected to touch the dolphin’s pectoral fins and share their impressions.
The best chance of being selected is during 15:30 show!
Marine safari feeding explanation (15 minutes) This explanation may be canceled depending on the behavior of the animals.
|Weekdays & Saturdays||10：30||14：30|
|Sundays & Public Holidays||11：00||14：30|
During the feeding time, visitors will be able to see the large sea lions up close from the bleachers while listening to explanations from the aquarium staff.
Access5932-445 Nishifunami-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8555
Free parking for 750 cars
Note: For people using wheelchairs, there is a parking place within the premises of the main building.
Note: Traffic restrictions may be enforced on some days during the Golden Week holidays (consecutive national holidays from late April to May 5) and the summer vacation season.
The color of the ▼ marker corresponds to each route on the map.
|▼ Ban-etsu Expressway: Take the Niigata Chuo I.C. toward the prefectural government office and Nishikaigan Park area (25 minutes)
▼ Hokuriku Expressway: Take the Niigata Nishi I.C. toward the Niigata Bypass. Get off at the Meike I.C. and proceed toward the prefectural government office and Nishikaigan Park area (25 minutes)
▼ Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway: From the Niigata Kameda I.C. take National Route No. 49 toward the Niigata Downtown Area (Do not go toward the Niigata Station South Exit). After passing the Shichikuyama I.C., proceed toward the Bandai Bridge area (25 minutes)
▼ National Route No. 7: Take the Niigata Bypass Takeo I.C. toward the Yamanoshita and Minato Tunnel area (25 minutes)
|By bus||From Niigata Station, take the Suizokukan Line to the last stop (Fare: ¥200, Time: 20 minutes) (Bus stops: Niigataekimae ~ Bandai City Bus Center ~ Furumachi ~ Seiryo University ~ Aquarium). Check Niigata Kotsu for more information.
From Niigata Station, take the Niigata City Loop Bus (Dokaben-go: About 20 minutes; and Inuyasha-go: About 40 minutes) (Fare: ¥200)
Purchasing a one-day bus ticket (¥500) entitles you to a 20% discount on our admission and other special offers.
See the Niigata City Website for more information on special deals!
|By taxi||About 15 minutes from JR Niigata Station
About 10 minutes from JR Hakusan Station