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Sunshine Aquarium: A Great Place For Couples And Families

Sunshine Aquarium: A Great Place For Couples And Families

Translated by MATCHA

Written by Miki Takeshita

Tokyo 2014.02.02 Bookmark

Sunshine City in Ikebukuro is a popular shopping center, and home to Sunshine Aquarium, an amazing place where you can learn all about sea creatures, visit with penguins and sea lions, and more! This is a great spot for families and couples.


Sunshine Aquarium is located with the massive Sunshine City shopping and commercial center in Tokyo's Ikebukuro. At first glance, you may think that this is just another aquarium, but rest assured, there are plenty of things that make Sunshine Aquarium a truly special place to visit. Not only is it family friendly, with plenty of activities for children to enjoy, but it is also a perfect date spot for couples of all ages too.


A breathtaking world of blue awaits you inside. You might even find yourself forgetting that you're in the heart of Tokyo while visiting here.


There are hundreds of different fish and other sea creatures from various places around the world here just waiting to welcome you. Each tank has its own unique atmosphere, and you will certainly not feel bored for a minute as you walk through this aquarium.



The exhibits are not only designed for families to enjoy, but also for adults, which is a point that makes Sunshine Aquarium stand out from others.


For example, here is a tunnel tank where you can stroll under clouds of floating jellyfish. Doesn't that sound like fun?



And in their rooftop outdoor exhibits, you can pass under tanks with sea lions frolicking about overhead. This peaceful spot in the city is also a oasis in the sky - which is one of the concepts behind this aquarium and its renewal that took place in 2011.

Another great feature of this renewal is their live streaming broadcasts of the sea lions, penguins, and clownfish.



Sunshine Aquarium is an idyllic blue oasis in Ikebukuro. If you find yourself getting worn out from shopping and sightseeing, why not head here and refresh yourself amid the fish and sea life?


Sunshine Aquarium
Address: Tokyo, Toshima, Higashi Ikebukuro 3-1-1 Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 10F
Hours: Nov.-March 10:00-18:00, April-Oct. 10:00-20:00 (last entry 1 hour before close)
Nearest Station: Ikebukuro Station (JR, Tokyo Metro lines), Higashi Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line), Higashi Ikebukuro Yonchome Tram Stop (Toden Arakawa line)
Access: 3 minute walk from Higashi Ikebukuro Station, 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, 4 minute walk from Higashi Ikebukuro Yonchome Tram Stop
Admission: Adults 2000 yen, children (elementary/jhs age) 1000 yen, toddlers (age 4 plus) 700 yen, over 65s 1700 yen
Phone: 03-3989-3466

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