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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5.0a month ago
If you come for one reason...it’s the aerial penguin tank. Worth the ¥2000 admission alone. The aquarium itself is also worth checking out. Great selection of marine life. Tully’s Coffee located inside if you need food or a coffee break.
Outdoor concept also makes it great outing on a sunny day.
5.03 weeks ago
Very cool place to visit and have some break time from the crowd. The aquarium was built on the top of a business tower in the center of Tokyo which is pretty impressive. The penguin tank is one of a kind. The aquarium is not big but it has a bit of everything.
5.0a month ago
A lovely aquarium! Many of the exhibits had feeding times posted. This aquarium had so many species of fish! The seals were fun to watch. While we were there some school groups were attending and yet it still didn't seem too crowded
4.02 weeks ago
Good aquarium located in a shopping mall. Smaller than we'd hoped, daughter disappointed that there were no seahorse.
Second visit....there were sea horses this time.
Not a good set up outside where the shows were. Was far too hot to stand out in sun. Was not allowed to stand on benches so we couldn't see anything. You need to go around 25-30 minutes before show starts in order to get a seat or a decent view.
4.03 months ago
The aquarium was fab. Surprisingly large and well thought out habitats for the animals considering it is based in a shopping centre. Good variation of wildlife and I definitely the joint ticket with the observatory.
However, I do not recommend the special exhibition with the other animals as aside from the fact the it was small and you basically had to queue to see all the animals, their enclosures were small and basic. I know it's only temporary but still made me sad.