NAGOYA -- The operator of Legoland Japan, a theme park in this city's Minato Ward, unveiled the new adjacent Sea Life Nagoya aquarium and Legoland Japan Hotel to the press on March 22.
The aquarium is set to open on April 15 and the hotel is scheduled to launch operations on April 28, when Legoland Japan will be renamed Legoland Japan Resort.
The aquarium, which has a total floor area of approximately 2,100 square meters, is located in same eight-story building as the hotel. It has 11 zones including a "sunken ship" and "coral reef." Visitors can see roughly 3,500 marine creatures, with sharks, rays and yellow-tailed anemonefish among some 150 species on display.
A one-day passport for entry into the aquarium costs 1,900 yen for adults (13 years and over), and 1,500 yen for children. Discounts are available for visitors who purchase tickets in advance. The hotel has 252 rooms.
"We want to promote the resort as a sightseeing spot in Nagoya," a Legoland Japan representative commented.