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 week ago
LOVE this aquarium. The immersive penguin tank is to die for but all the tanks were interesting and had animals I haven't seen before. Seal show was special too. So glad we stopped here. It's attached to a mall with a ton of other things to do as well. Highly recommend.
5.0a month ago
A remarkably great aquarium. You could easily forget you are on top of a building with how spacious and varied the aquarium is. I'm sure there are better aquariums in Japan but as a visitor the charm of it being on the roof of the building drew us in. The experience was really great though. The live shows were very entertaining and educational if you speak at least some basic Japanese and the penguin feeding was a particular highlight. This was a fantastic way to spend some time in Ikebukuro.
5.0a month ago
Great little aquarium. We loved seeing all of the animals and fish, even some varieties which we had never seen at other aquariums. The octopus they have there is HUGE and terrifying. The seal show was cool, and so was the overhead penguin tank.
5.02 weeks ago
Very fun! Excellent collection of sea life, including a very neat jellyfish archway exhibit. The penguin tank can’t be missed! Good shows in the afternoon
5.03 months 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.