Join the gala event, celebrating the world's largest planted aquarium contest, and witness the moment grand prize winner is decided.

It is our great pleasure for us to make the announcement of the Nature Aquarium Party 2012, the event deciding the top prize winners of IAPLC, and sharing the joy of planted aquarium with fellow hobbyists gathered from all over the world. It is our great pleasure for us to make the announcement of the Nature Aquarium Party 2012. Since this year, we introduced a new judging system to reflect more views of contestants, and aquarium professionals. The final world ranking will be decided by the sum of contest juries' points and contestants/NA Party participants points. Your voting at the NA Party may determine the final world ranking.

We are all looking forward to meeting you at the Nature Aquarium Party 2012!


October 27th, 2012 (SAT.)
12:00 p.m. Reception Desk Open /
13:30 p.m. Opening of the event


3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 JAPAN

Access to Tokyo International Forum
1 minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station
•5-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station
(Connected by B1 concourse with Keiyo Line at Tokyo Station)
•For details of access from Narita Airport or parking lot, please visit Tokyo International Forum website.

Features of the event

  • 3rd Round / Final Round Grading by the NA Party participants
  • Announcement of the final world ranking, IAPLC2012
  • Commentary for the IAPLC2012 top prize winners by contest juries
  • Prize awarding ceremony
  • Meet and deepen friendship with the world's renowned planted aquarium hobbyists in a casual environment of the 2nd part buffet dinner.

Participation Fee

JPY8,000 (including buffet dinner fee)
+ optional simultaneous interpretation fee JPY2,000 (English, Chinese)

For guests requiring VISA for entering Japan, we are willing to provide VISA supporting documents to submit to your local consulate general of Japan. But we kindly ask those guests to bear the cost of preparing necessary documents, and shipment cost by EMS. (JPY2,000 per person)

Optional Tour

For those of you, visiting Japan for the Nature Aquarium Party 2012, Aqua Design Amano prepared special optional tour after the party. These tours are specially designed by ADA to meet your wish, visiting sites of interests in a limited time frame. For the first time in our NA Party history, we organize a tour, visiting a national park of Japan. So we are looking forward to welcoming you in our optional tour after the party!

Oct. 27 NATURE AQUARIUM PARTY at Tokyo International Forum
Oct. 28 Optional Tokyo Tour
Oct. 29 Optional Niigata Tour
Oct. 30-31 Optional Urabandai & Aizu Tour

For more details of the optional tour, PLEASE CLICK HERE!!


Online application was colosed.

Application of the Nature Aquarium Party 2012 is now closed.
Thank you to all participants who joined and aquarium hobbyists from world wide!