Sunshine City Aquarium

Aquariums that you can bring your kids to in Tokyo

Aquariums are great places to visit in Tokyo. There are 5 in total, and all conveniently located near a park or a shopping mall. They are child-friendly, and a place where kids can go when it is too hot/cold outdoors. Here is a list of aquariums in Tokyo.

 

1. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

This indoor entertainment center has 11 different areas, including children rides, a jellyfish room and a dolphin light show in the evening.

Aqua Park Shinagawa

Recommended amount of time needed: 3 hours. 

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily.

Last admission at 9pm.

Admission fee: 2,200yen for adults, 1,200yen for junior high school students, 700 yen for children who are 4 years and above. 

Location: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The aquarium is located within the Shinagawa Prince Hotel. 3 mins walk from Shinagawa Station.

 

2. Sunshine Aquarium

An aquarium in the Sunshine City Ikebukuro shopping mall, this aquarium has penguins and a seal show.

Penguins at Sunshine Aquarium

Recommended amount of time needed: 3 hours.

Opening hours: 10am – 6pm or 10am – 9pm, depending on season. Last admission an hour before closing. 

Admission fee: 2,200yen for adults, 1,200yen for elementary and junior high school students, 700 yen for children who are 4 years and above.

Location: 3-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Sunshine City Building. 3 mins walk from Higashi Ikebukuro station, 8 mins walk from Ikebukuro station. 

 

3. Sumida Aquarium

Housing one of the largest open tanks in Japan, and the biggest goldfish tank in Japan, there are no standard route of walking through the aquarium. Every different route give a different experience so be sure to try them all.

Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo Skytree

Recommended amount of time needed: 2 hours.

Opening hours: 9am – 9pm daily. Last admission at 8pm.

Admission fee: 2,050yen for adults, 1,500yen for high school students, 1,000yen for junior high school students, 600 yen for children who are 3 years and above.

Location: 1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-Ku. 5-6F Tokyo Skytree Solamachi. 1 min walk from Tokyo Skyree station or Oshiage station.

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