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Sumida Aquarium

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[Animal] [Aquarium]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

Features
◎ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see Magellanic penguins in a large pool-type aqua tank
2: to see many spotted garden eels in a rectangular aqua tank
3: to see beautiful layout of aqua tanks

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Photo Provided by Sumida Aquarium

Aquarium that is located in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN®

If you visit Sumida Aquarium, you can see Magellanic penguins.

"Penguin Pool" is a large pool-type aqua tank (350 tons) in an open ceiling space. It is 24 meter wide and 14 meter long. Viewing the whole tank from the above, you can find Magellanic penguins both in the water and on the ground. You can also see them swimming in the water from the side of this tank.

You can see a lot of spotted garden eels in a rectangular aqua tank from any directions. During "Feeding Time of Spotted Garden Eels," spotted garden eels may swim in the water, while they usually stay in the sand. You can also see splendid garden eels in the same aqua tank.

"Tokyo Tank" reproduces the sea around Ogasawara islands in the Pacific Ocean. You can see various kinds of creatures including a sand tiger shark. You can see this aqua tank through small windows called "Aqua Scope" from the backside.

You can see a lot of jellyfishes. In particular, aqua tanks of moon jellyfishes changes their atmosphere, thanks to light effects.

At "Natural Aquascape," you can view sophisticated aqua tanks. The layout of aqua tanks are beautiful like art works.

In the evening, you can enjoy calm atmosphere of night aquarium in this indoor aquarium.

It opened in 2012. It is an urban indoor aquarium at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN® in Oshiage, Sumida City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Oshiage station and so on.

Event Information

"Fairy tale in Aquarium ~World of Water and Fantasy~"
from September 29, 2017 (Friday) to November 19, 2017 (Sunday)

"Halloween Fur Seal Parade"
from October 21, 2017 (Saturday) to October 22, 2017 (Sunday)
from October 28, 2017 (Saturday) to October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Spotted Garden Eel Festival 2017"
from November 10, 2017 (Friday) to November 12, 2017 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Spotted Garden Ell Day"
November 11, 2015 (Wednesday)

""Loving Aquarium." Christmas 2015"
from December 1, 2015 (Tuesday) to December 25, 2015 (Friday)

"Penguin Music Night"
from December 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to December 25, 2015 (Friday)

"Jellyfish Art Festival"
from September 9, 2015 (Wednesday) to December 27, 2015 (Sunday)

"Mika Ninagawa × Sumida Aquarium: Jellyfish Keleidoscope Tunnel"
from September 9, 2015 (Wednesday) to December 27, 2015 (Sunday)

"Play Spring. Here is an Aquarium of Edo."
from December 28, 2015 (Monday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Yuzen (Chaetodon daedalma) Picture Letter"
from January 12, 2016 (Tuesday) to January 29, 2016 (Friday)

"Sumida Thanks Wives Day"
January 31, 2016 (Sunday)

"Valentine's Day × air aroma"
from February 13, 2016 (Saturday) to February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

"Loving Aquarium. Sweet Penguins"
from January 30, 2016 (Saturday) to March 14, 2016 (Monday)
*Every Saturday and Sunday during this event and March 14, 2016 (Monday), "The Night of Penguin and Music ~Penguin Meets Music~" is held from 18:00.

"White Day × air aroma"
from March 12, 2016 (Saturday) to March 14, 2016 (Monday)

"Grow Big! 1・2・Sango"
from March 5, 2016 (Saturday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Sumida Aquarium × TOBU ZOO -Night of Firefly-"
from June 22, 2016 (Wednesday) to June 26, 2016 (Sunday)

"Leisurely Ogasawara Academy"
from May 22, 2016 (Sunday) to June 30, 2016 (Thursday)

"Projection Mapping: Penguin Picnic"
from March 19, 2016 (Saturday) to July 10, 2016 (Sunday)
*During this event, It is held every day from 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, and 18:30 for 7 minutes each time. It is also held from 20:10 in the weekend, during spring vacation and golden week.

"Tekuteku Penguin Picnic"
from June 11, 2016 (Saturday) to July 10, 2016 (Sunday)

"Fur Seal Time"
from June 11, 2016 (Saturday) to July 10, 2016 (Sunday)

"Sumida Aquarium × Aqua Design Amano Project Exhibition: BEAUTY OF NATURE -Watch, Learn and Create-"
from March 31, 2016 (Thursday) to July 31, 2016 (Sunday)

"Happy Penguins"
from July 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to July 31, 2016 (Sunday)

"Sumida Penguin Week: Let's Cheer Penguin Pool Debut of "Fūrin""
from August 27, 2016 (Saturday) to September 4, 2016 (Sunday)

"Edo Goldfish Wonderland"
from July 1, 2016 (Friday) to September 30, 2016 (Friday)

"Show Program: Shining Underwater Firework in Summer"
from July 16, 2016 (Saturday) to September 30, 2016 (Friday)
*During this event, it is held every day from 15:00, 16:30, 18:30, and 20:00 for 8 minutes each time.

"Harvest Moon Special Lighting: Enjoying Autumn. Water Tank of Moon Jelly"
from September 15, 2016 (Thursday) to September 30, 2016 (Friday)

"Studio Ghibli the Latest Film Collaboration Project: Sea Turtle Exhibition"
from August 27, 2016 (Saturday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Jellyfish and Halloween"
from October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Event of Spotted Garden Eel Day"
November 11, 2016 (Friday)

"Christmas with Jellyfish"
from December 2, 2016 (Friday) to December 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"Let's Touch the Attractiveness of Hokusai Katsushika! Does Hokusai Like Fish?"
from October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"New Year Holidays Event"
from December 26, 2016 (Monday) to January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Sumida Aquarium × HIBIYA-KADAN Night of Thanks Wives Day"
from January 28, 2017 (Saturday) to January 31, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Mika Ninagawa and Jellyfish New Collaboration Space"
from November 8, 2016 (Tuesday) to March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Fuwakyun Jellyfish Festival"
from January 28, 2017 (Saturday) to March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Spring Special Performance at Big Water Tank of Jellyfish and Penguin"
from March 15, 2017 (Tuesday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Amazing Shellfish Festival ~In Fact, Both this fellow and that fellow are Shellfishes~"
from March 18, 2017 (Saturday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Happy Penguins"
from May 7, 2017 (Sunday) to May 31, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Sumida Aquarium × TOBU ZOO -Night of Firefly-"
from June 14, 2017 (Wednesday) to June 18, 2017 (Sunday)

"Sumida Penguin Week"
from June 22, 2017 (Thursday) to July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"Summer Night Projection Mapping: Penguin Firework"
from July 10, 2017 (Monday) to August 31, 2017 (Thursday)
*During this event, it is held every day from 18:30 and 20:30 for 8 minutes each time.

"Shigeru Mizuki × Sumida Aquarium Water Yokai Tunnel"
from July 15, 2017 (Saturday) to September 10, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland"
from July 10, 2017 (Monday) to September 24, 2017 (Sunday)

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Photo Provided by Sumida Aquarium

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 9:00 to 21:00 (last entry: 20:00). Opening hour can change due to events and so on.

Closed Day
It basically opens every day. However, it can close due to maintenance and so on.

Admissions Fee
It is 2,050-yen for adults, 1,500-yen for high school students, 1,000-yen for elementary and junior high school students, and 600-yen for infants aged 3 and over. It is neccesary for junior high school and high school students to show student handbooks.

Access
It takes about 10 minutes from Tokyo Skytree Station and about 5 minutes from Oshiage Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu: Tobu Skytree Line)
◎ Oshiage Station (Tobu: Tobu Skytree Line)
◎ Oshiage Station (Keisei: Narita Sky Access Line)
◎ Oshiage Station (Tokyo Metro: Hanzomon Line)
◎ Oshiage Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Sumida Aquarium

Name in Roman Letters
Sumida Suizokukan

Name in Japanese
すみだ水族館
すみだすいぞくかん

Address
1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida City, Tokyo, 131-0045, Japan

Telephone Number
03-5619-1821

URL
http://www.sumida-aquarium.com/en/

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