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Sunshine Aquarium

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Address: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3989-3466

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Aquarium in Ikebukuro area

Visiting Tokyo with kids and with a request to see animals, this place is our selection. Easy access in Tokyo and kids (8 years and 6 years old) enjoyed seeing animals... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A lovely Aquarium. A little pricey to enter but once you're in you can understand why. Some amazing creatures, very nicely displayed with a lot of space. Very clean with accessible toilets. A nice sized restaurant offering hot and cold food. The shop was reasonably priced which was nice since we wanted to bring home a memento of our visit... More 

Thank Charlie L
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here during winter season late December 2016, packed with guests that bring all their family member, cost you 2000 yen for adult, and 1000 for kids. if you look for Aquarium or seaworld I will recommend Hakkei jima SEA PARADISE, more worthed.

Thank Fajar_Nasution
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and easy access to the aquarium. All kinds of sea creatures to check out. Lots to check out.

Thank Brandon K
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm happy enough to see fish swimming around large tanks but I was distressed to see 2 seals in a tank not much bigger than a spa bath. Nothing in the tank to play with. Swimming around in tight circles. one was obviously blind (see its white eyes in pic). I'll also forever worry about the big octopus in a... More 

1 Thank Liane D
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Tokyo with kids and with a request to see animals, this place is our selection. Easy access in Tokyo and kids (8 years and 6 years old) enjoyed seeing animals here. Clean and modern place, lots of animals to view, indoor and outdoor. Suggest to visit in the morning to enjoy their activities with animals. The aquarium is part... More 

Thank JalanHobby
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This aquarium features some of the most egregious animal cruelty I've seen. At first everything was okay. A lot of the fish tanks seem pretty standard for aquariums, until my friend pointed out that many of them were pretty barren. Lots of smaller tanks with no kind of plant life, decoration, or places to hide. Do fish care about those... More 

8 Thank tranquiljellyfish
Chicago, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It's an aquarium with a show. Great tricks and very friendly atmosphere. A lot of things to do there and in the area.

Thank Artur A
Singapore, Singapore
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169 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very well organised and good layout. See deep sea creatures & fresh water creatures. The sea lion show is interesting. There are feeding times for penguins & pelicans. Reasonably priced entrance fees: Adult Y2000, Children Y1000.

Thank Ho_Family2013
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fish tank and sea life are nice, great sea lion show with all friendly staff. but pity on penguin need to show of the small roof top

1 Thank Itz Me J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It's a good aquarium with plenty to see. But It can get really busy, even in off peak times. It's worth a visit but it's nothing too special.

Thank shanprest

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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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