Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama

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#1 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kanagawa Prefecture
One of the most-visited parks of its kind in the country, Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise combines classic thrill rides and entertainment with an extensive aquarium complex. When you enter the park, sprawled across a small island, you'll find that you can wander free of charge through its green spaces and along its waterfront promenades. Explore the Aqua Resort area to glimpse fan-favorite aquatic critters, which range from playful sea lions and walruses to polar bears and sharks, housed in imposing tanks. In Pleasure Land, you can get your adrenaline dose on a range of roller coasters, the tallest of which reaches a height of 107 m (351 ft). Keep in mind that both of these sections charge fees for their attractions. Use our Yokohama trip itinerary builder site to visit Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise on your trip to Yokohama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Reviews
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  • Admission is free, but as an aquarium, rides and other facilities is a fixed price and quite expensive. Just because it is a large facility and sea views, enjoy the free Fireworks in the evening. Please note that parking is away.
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  • We had a wonderful new year count down from December 31st 2017 to January 1st 2018. We bought all night pass. We watched the dolphin show at 21:30 and then we waited for the count down. Although it wa...  more »
  • We bought the 4-entry pass to the Marine aquarium (¥3000) as we were not interested in the theme park. At least 1/2 a day needs to be allocated for a leisurely stroll through the different exhibits. T...  more »
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  • The park is pretty big, we only opted for the aquarium ticket, which also included 3 other places to visit within the park. That cost 3k and was money well spent, we didn't choose to also go to the theme park simply because we have a toddler and couldn't go on most of the rides. The aquarium was well designed, I didn't like seeing a polar bear there given how much they like to roam, but that's the hypocrite in me visiting a marine park. Other attractions include an area where you can feed and touch dolphins, seals, pilot whales - just but the tickets to those parts early as there is a cap on tickets - naturally they can only consume so much / day. There are plenty of restaurants and ice cream parlours located around the park, it's so refreshing not to have huge crowds and be queueing for everything.
  • This was much less exciting than the hype. Perhaps it's a result of having visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and many other world class aquariums and zoos, but we were underwhelmed. The pens seemed small, the animals didn't have much stimulation. On the plus side, it was easy to visit by train or by taxi.
  • Great for the whole family lots to do and see;. Dolphin show, pet sea life, go on amusement park rides, and lots of shops to eat and but souvenirs.
  • OMG... Don't miss to visit the open aquarium in day time.. It's really nice experience.. the dolphin show was too good..
  • Pretty decent sea park with two excellent aquariums and several beautiful underwater tunnels/viewing areas. The only unfortunate thing is the tanks for the marine mammals are quite small. It's somewhat understandable since Tokyo doesn't have as much available land area to build a sea park like the ones in the U.S., but personally I wish the animals had a bit more room to move around.

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