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Sunshine Aquarium

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3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro | World Import Mart Bldg. Rooftop, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3989-3466
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Don’t go on weekends

We went there on Saturday, which was a terrible experience. There was first this extremely long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DrGruffalo
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United Kingdom
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Small but with a great variety!

I read on the Japanese website that they were open from 9am for the period of time that I was in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aoife C
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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“sea lions” (7 reviews)
“top floor” (8 reviews)
“outdoor area” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro | World Import Mart Bldg. Rooftop, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
Ikebukuro
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+81 3-3989-3466
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"sea lions"
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"top floor"
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"outdoor area"
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"souvenir shop"
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"shopping mall"
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"animal lovers"
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"school children"
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"aquatic life"
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"penguin enclosure"
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"high rise"
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"weekends and holidays"
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"small children"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on Saturday, which was a terrible experience. There was first this extremely long queue on the first floor for the elevator, and then a second queue up on the roof to get your ticket, and another queue entering the aquarium. Finally, once...More

Thank DrGruffalo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read on the Japanese website that they were open from 9am for the period of time that I was in Tokyo (despite reading 10am on the English website) and so turned up at 9.30 on a weekday to find them open but pleasantly quiet!...More

Thank Aoife C
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I found this place more or less by coincidence in the Tokyo Tourism Guide and thought it would be fun to check it out. It was Sunday afternoon, and it was packed with locals, but it was a fun afternoon. The aquariums look very nice....More

2  Thank jolav12
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I love going to aquariums where ever I trave., I had a spare day so decided to go to Sunshine. 4 stops by train from Shinjuku. Google maps didn't want to play the game so it wasn't that much fun finding the place, which is...More

Thank Mick N
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I visited Tokyo in May 2018 and went to Sunshine City as part of our explorations via the metro. I went to the aquarium whilst my wife did some retail therapy. I have been to several aquariums including Singapore which is amazing, but this one...More

1  Thank Rogsim
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

I recommended to visit here once. The outdoor zone quite new and amazing. The souvenir shop is very good.

Thank LJ_from_Bangkok
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

You can pay a little extra and play with rabbits and guinea pigs which my toddler loved. We bought what we thought was food from the vending machine to feed the animals. It had a piece of paper in it so we gave it to...More

2  Thank zorkaiva
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

海水魚から淡水魚、深海から水面付近まで、よく見られる魚から珍しい魚まで多種多様な魚を観賞することが出来る国内有数の水族館です。見せ方にも非常に工夫を凝らしており、単に目の高さのガラス越しに魚の遊泳を展示しているだけでなく、足元から頭上まで、まるで人間が展示されてるかのようで見応えがあります。水族館にはよくあるアシカショーはありますが、都会のビルの屋上に設置されているからか、イルカのショーはありません。 魚だけでなく海に生きる生物や、カエルやカメ等の進化の過程を垣間見れるような生物も展示されています。他にも、特徴的な性質や生態を持つ動物だけの企画展もあり、飽きることはありません。基本的に日本語での展示が主体ですが、スマートフォンを利用することで英語・中国語・韓国語の多言語でのガイドも利用できます。 入場料は2,200円と高めの設定ですが、年間パスポートが4,400円と2回分の料金ですので、年間パスポートを購入する方がいいかもしれません。 但し、おすすめの来場日は、平日の午前中。平日の午後は、鑑賞にそれほど支障はないもののやや混雑している、という印象は否めません。そのため、土日祝日の混雑ぶりは推して知るべし。それでも土日祝日の鑑賞であれば、午前中の来館をお勧めします。 A very wide variety of fish are displayed in this aquarium, such as seawater fishes, freshwater fishes, and deep-sea fishes. The exhibit method has been devised. It is not only that they are being exhibited over the glass by person's eye...More

1  Thank Cyber0515
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Good aquarium for the size available to them. This aquarium is on the roof of Sunshine City Shopping Centre and has a good variety of exhibits and excellent shows, particularly the seal show! The spider crabs were huge! Some exhibits did not have much in...More

Thank Emma O
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The aquarium is not a big one but offers amazing shows. I strongly recommend the performance of the seals.

Thank VAlexieva
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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
...More
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Aoife C
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Response from Mick N | Reviewed this property |
Can do either.
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Jane E
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Tessa P | Reviewed this property |
I would say at least an hour and a half to two hours. There is quite a bit to see here!
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Jason E
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Response from I5943NAannah | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't think so, they normally publish phone numbers and no email :/
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