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Sunshine Aquarium

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Address: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3989-3466
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Nice stop if you're in the area anyways.

We started the day looking for the pokemon center. The first place we visited had been shut down and moved to the same mall as the aquarium. As it was a rainy day and in the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

While in Tokyo we planned to go to the Shinagawa aquarium; but it was closed for renovation so we headed to Sunshine Aquarium. It was about a 30 minute walk from the Ikebukuro JR Yamanote Green line station. Once you arrive at Sunshine City it is challenging to find the aquarium. There are multiple signs with arrows indicating Sunshine Aquarium... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This aquarium is so lovely! Like almost everything the Japanese do, it's cleverly laid out and so beautiful, with attention to detail. I spent several hours there, and it was very relaxing and entertaining. I highly recommend this attraction in Tokyo.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We started the day looking for the pokemon center. The first place we visited had been shut down and moved to the same mall as the aquarium. As it was a rainy day and in the area, we figured why not. While nice enough to pass a few hours, as others have mentioned, it's not a "destination aquarium". We wouldn't... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Oh if you love the marine life, try it here! You will be amazed by the aquarium design, the selection of marine lives, and the lovely time well spent here!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The aquarium was well laid out and there were plenty of aquatic animals to see. Kids would love it and it's even adult friendly! Definitely worth the trip and money!

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Its really pricey but i guess being on top of a mall it needs to be maintained. I've been coming here since I was a little girl and the places has grown a lot. They still have the same displays and my favorite mambo fish! You'll enjoy it here even if you're not a kid.

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Comparatively to many other aquariums that I had visited, this one does not have that many displays as I had expected. However, there are varieties for visitors to look at eventhough in limited numbers.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a day of shopping and staying inside from the rain and this was definitely the highlight. My boyfriend and I had a lot of fun seeing a bunch of animals/fish we'd never seen before. The feeding show was fun and although boyfriend doesn't understand Japanese he laughed along with all the funny antics. Was a lot to look at,... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My hotel concierge (we were in Shinjuku) recommended this aquarium when I asked where I could take my son on a rainy weekend morning. The Sunshine aquarium is relatively small but it has interesting, colorful displays, some live shows (penguins, seals), and even non-aquatics animals on display. It was good enough to keep my son entertained for more than an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A must visit in Tokyo! Wonderful dolphin shows will not let you be indifferent. Unfortunately didn't have time to visit another show. You can find different types of fish and other sea inhabitants. If I had time I would go there again!

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Address: Address: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3989-3466
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Toshima>  > Ikebukuro

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Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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