Sunshine Aquarium, with a concept of "oasis in the sky", is Japan's first aquarium built on the rooftop. The most prominent is the aquarium's outdoor area with a donut-shaped tank suspended 2.3m above the floor, where sea lions and penguins float against the blue sky and skyscrapers. The indoor zone features Japan's first tunnel-shaped tanks displaying jelly fish, and a tank for huge ocean sunfish.
Other attractions include a sea lion show on the stage that can be viewed 360 degrees, and an in-tank performance show in which a diver introduces each fish using a microphone. Rarely seen creatures such electric eels, wolffish and sea angels are also drawing visitors. Easy access from Ikebukuro Station and other fun places in the Sunshine City complex makes this spot a worthwhile visit.
Purposeeasily accessible,couple,Gourmet,fashion,experience,night view,kids,family,sightseeing,shopping,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 20.8km) Google Transit
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5.02 months ago
The sunshine aquarium was BEAUTIFUL! I love that it was on a roof and the seals and penguin exhibits were awesome. The variety of sea life they have was really nice and their shop is full of cute goodies to take home. I also really enjoyed all the Halloween decorations they had. Overall it was a great time and I would love to return.
4.0a month ago
It's a great aquarium in a very unique location. They have a new penguin exhibit that looks like the penguins are flying. The temporary exhibition was a bit sad because it was mostly bugs (I'm not a fan) and there was a very lonely owl. (it looked so sad and broke my heart a bit) I saw the feeding show in the big tank and it was really fun to watch. The whole place was in Halloween theme which I did appreciate.
3.0a month ago
The size of aquarium is not so big. And “flying penguins” is such a small area. I’m surprised that they are trying to advertise it as one of their main displays. But overall, it is a nice place to visit.
5.03 weeks ago
Great place to spend 1-3 hours looking and learning about marine life. Periodic live shows at the end are fantastic
4.0a month ago
Very nice and interesting display of sea life, worth to go and see, however be prepared for lack of culture and good manners from Japanese people visiting that place.
Children screaming and patterns don't carrying, parents using flashlight, knocking on the window scarring the fish, parents putting and allowing children to walk with dirty shoes on the windowsill where normally you put your camera to make good picture and in many cases you hear from grownups " how tasty this fish / crab is" instead how beautiful it is, this things destroy the magical experience of aquarium for me!