Sunshine Aquarium, Toshima

3.8
#4 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Tokyo
Part of an enormous shopping complex, Sunshine Aquarium houses a variety of aquatic creatures and other critters from around the world. Nearly 40,000 animals representing more than 700 different species share the facility--fan favorites include sea lions, penguins, and otters. You can delve into different themed sections that showcase aquatic environments ranging from the Amazon River basin to the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Don't miss catching feeding times, when divers descend into the tanks to serve the animal residents their meals. A visit to Sunshine Aquarium represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tokyo day trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • Sunshine international Aquarium located in Ikebukuro Sunshine City is traditionally a popular aquarium, but reopened in 2017 and then visited by more people. Among the penguins in the sky can see the penguins swim rarely seen empty, so is recommended.
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  • I recommended to visit here once. The outdoor zone quite new and amazing. The souvenir shop is very good.  more »
  • Was very crowded, so keep buying tickets in advance, and was admitted at the same time as the doors. Was enough pleasure, was about two hours until the time of return.
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  • Located in the top floor of the Sunshine city, this is a very unique location for an aquarium. Although not large in size, the aquarium has a nice variety of fish exhibits. The sea lion show and penguin exhibits are the main draw and usually quite crowded. The special penguin exhibit makes the penguin appear to swim through the Tokyo skyline. The price of admission can be a bit high, but I feel that it's worth it for the experience.
  • Good aquarium located in the heart of Tokyo city. Once you got out from Ikebukuro station, you can follow the sign to exit 35, and then follow the people to sunshine city, not difficult for the direction. The aquarium seems small, but with enough species of fish in here. One of the highlights in this aquarium is they built a outdoor where people can stand under the pool to see penguins swimming which made you feel like they were swimming in the sky, so as to seals and pelicans. We visited this aquarium during Japan’s new year period, keeper was wearing kimono to do the feeding performance, not sure if this happened during normal days. But this is very interesting, since we never seem any aquarium has such a feeding performance with kimono. Most exhibition has Japanese and English, but some of them displays with Japanese only. Hopefully this part can be improved soon. The entrance fee for adult is ¥2,000/per person, you can also choose to buy package ticket with ¥2,800/per person, which includes the tickets to aquarium and sky observation (3/1/2018).
  • The outdoor area is pretty cool, but overall the aquarium is quite small, and very crowded on weekends. 2 hours is enough to see all of it, so the 2200 yen entry fee seems like not that great a deal
  • Very good aquarium. Excellent for children and adults. Outdoor activities and show as well as indoor beautiful fish and aea anemone species. Coffee shop serves coffee and deserts. Can spend a whole afternoon here with kids.
  • Brought my kids here. They had fun. Crowd control is really good. Take the express elevator from the 1st floor. The ticket vending machine has no line but only accepts cash. The window accepts cash and card payment.Good stop too for the mega Pokemon center.
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