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Sunshine Aquarium

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

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Rooftop! Unlike any aquarium in the USA

I wouldn't travel to Ikebukuro just for this aquarium, but if you are staying in the area, it is a great local destination. The Sea Lion track in the sky is really interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Greg T
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Chicago, United States
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I wouldn't travel to Ikebukuro just for this aquarium, but if you are staying in the area, it is a great local destination. The Sea Lion track in the sky is really interesting.

Thank Greg T
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116 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

夜、不定期で色々なイベントをやっています。10月はハロウィン向けに18時半からホラー水族館をやっています。 本当にホラーかどうかは別として・・・個人的には珍しいので楽しかったです。 週末は整理券制になようなので平日を狙った方が良さそう 結構暗いので、小さいお子さん(特に女の子)にはちょっと不向きかもしれませんが、カップルには楽しいかも. They are currently doing Halloween party and events until end of Oct. This place is really easy to get, enjoyable, especially night aquarium is great. Weekends are always crowded tho.

Thank darknightheven
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Ive been to better aquariums, this was a bit too short for my liking. I enjoyes the outside bit and the staff getting some animals out.

Thank Tom T
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Aquarium in shopping mall, 1st time heard about it, though small but my girls still enjoyed the seal performance and feeding

Thank irenry
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is a small aquarium in top floor of sunshine city plaza, good to visit when visiting sunshine city plaza in ikebukuro.

Thank iCatchYou
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were excited to go to an aquarium on our trip to Japan. Turns out we couldn't have been more eager to leave. Upon entering we were greeted by a miserable-looking seal swimming in circles in a tank barely wide enough for its body. The seal show was entertaining but as the show ended we saw the... More 

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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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