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Sumida Aquarium, Sumida

(3.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
At Sumida Aquarium, see marine life up close in an ingeniously designed modern aquarium housing over 10,000 sea creatures. Part of a shopping and entertainment complex, the aquarium features a research laboratory, as well as tanks representing the habitats around Tokyo Bay. As you enter, notice how no visible support obscures your view through the tanks' thick, clear glass, enabling you to observe animals from any angle. Examine and photograph a wide range of species, including penguins, seals, jellyfish, and sharks. Note that lines can get rather long to enter. To visit Sumida Aquarium and other attractions in Tokyo, use our Tokyo vacation trip planner.
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  • We've been to Osaka's Kaiyukan on a previous trip so we should have given this aquarium a pass. The aquarium offers nothing new and the tanks for the seals are really small. I'm kind of surprised that...  more »
  • We visited on our first day in Tokyo as it was raining! Quite small and not tonnes to see, but worth a visit for the tonnes of jellyfish, the penguins and the seals  more »
  • I enjoyed the aquarium at night. Seems crowded or tree of tourists during the daytime, but was unoccupied at night at the 3-day weekend. In Café corner, fun food and drink were sold. I was taking the child. It is recommended.
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  • The Sumida Aquarium is what I would call a boutique aquarium. It is entirely enclosed inside, well laid out with dimmed lights and cool ambiance. The highlights for my kids were the jellyfish, sand eels, and penguins. A fun day would be the Sky Tree, Kodomonoyu Indoor Playcenter and Sumida Aquarium. Details on all three can be found on the BestLivingJapan website.
  • A little bit tiny in my opinion, but there isn't much place in the building in the first place. Also, it's on the freaking 4th and 5th floor.
  • A good aquarium with a bar inside! Well worth visiting for an event though don't expect it to be as big as the other Tokyo aquariums or have as many exotic exhibitions
  • One of the most awesome aquarium I've ever seen. The penguins are its main attractions. Come when it's feeding time.
  • Takshi Amano tanks were decent, perhaps a little neglected. Jellyfish were cool.