An extraordinary space in the city filled with blue sky, green and water
The popular spot “Sunshine Aquarium” is an aquarium in “Sunshine City” of Tokyo Ikebukuro. In the summer of 2017 the outdoor area “Marine Garden” has been renewed drastically, making it a more popular spot. It has been transformed into a healing space that makes you imagine a tropical resort, forgetting to be in the city center. There is an extraordinary space in the city filled with blue sky, green and water that can sympathize with the way of life of various lives.
The Sunshine Aquarium is extremely popular at exhibitions that take full advantage of the location of the city center. It is a typical urban aquarium that tackles coral conservation activities and others. It is a good point to be in “Sunshine City” which is a complex facility and to enjoy “shopping and aquarium”.
New sense sensation performance that you can enjoy in close range as well as regular display. Various events are abundant, including underwater performance of a huge aquarium “Sunshine Lagoon” boasting an overwhelming amount of water to forget that you are in a city center building. It will be impressed by the figure that fish and diver swim happily and go around lively and moving in the way it is.
Sunshine Aquarium has various exhibits, among them the typical aquarium is the large tank “Sunshine Lagoon” near the center of the first floor. In a beautiful aquarium that forget to be inside a city building, a group of “eagle rays” that swim like spreading wings and a beautiful yellow tail swimming in herds is characteristic “redbelly yellowtail fusilier “etc will welcome you. In 2017 renewal, the Marine Garden became more attractive. One of the most popular is the “Penguins in the Sky” which seems as if the penguins are flying in the sky against the background of the building group.
The sunshine aquarium is not so wide, but it takes about 1 hour to 1 hour and a half, because there are the first floor and the second floor and even the outdoor exhibition. Also, because it is heavily crowded on Saturdays and Sundays, it is recommended that you expect about 2 hours if you are going to enjoy shopping and so on while watching slowly.
Charms and Highlights of the Sunshine Aquarium
The figure as if flying in the urban sky
The concept of the Sunshine Aquarium is “the oasis of the sky.” There is non-daily life space among water and the green.
Outdoor area has the Japan’s first exhibition “Sunshine Aqua Ring”. The sea lions swim in the doughnut type water tank in the overhead comfortably. It seems that the figure is flying in the urban sky.
There are many tanks including “the Jellyfish Tunnel”, such as the “the Sunshine Lagoon”, in indoor area.
In addition, asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea) and various creatures including penguin, ocean sunfish, and pelican, such as southern tamandua, can be seen from a short distance.
Reopened in 2011
The Sunshine Aquarium was opened in 1978. It is the city type aquarium which was closed one year after 2010 and reopened in 2011.
The oasis of the sky
It is known as the first aquarium made on the roof of the building in Japan as the concept “the oasis of the sky.”
The fish of world’s various seas
In the first-floor flooding tank “sunshine lagoon” and “Fuwarium” of the tunnel type water tank, you can observe the fish of world’s various seas from the sea near the shore to the open sea. In “trip of the waterside” of the second floor, the creature of the waterside such as a frog and the clown fish living in the world shore or river is observable.
And a penguin, sea lion show, etc. can be seen in outdoor marine garden “trip of the sky.”
Popular also as romantic dating spot
Anyone can enjoy the figure of the creature of a great variety of water from a child to an adult. Of course as a leisure spot of families, it is popular also as romantic dating spot. In addition, I am popular as “the urban oasis” which can take a breather relievedly.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Address:||Higashiikebukuro 3-1 Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Yurakucho-sen Line “Higashi-Ikebukuro-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|
|Price:||2,200 yen (Ages 16+)|
1,200 yen (Ages 7 to 15)
700 yen (Ages 4 to 6)
Please refer the official web page.