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Sunshine Aquarium

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[Worth Considering!] [Standard] [Animal] [Aquarium]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.0/10.0)

Features
◎ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
△ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see various kinds of performances such as sea lion performance
2: to see ocean sunfish
3: to experience the tunnel of jellyfish

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Photo Provided by Sunshine Aquarium

Aquarium that shows a wide variety of performances

If you visit Sunshine Aquarium, you can see various kinds of friendly performances in Sunshine City.

It is the oldest city-style aquarium in a high-rise building in Japan.

In the "Underwater Performance," it is interesting to know the characteristics of fishes in a large curved fish tank called Sunshine Lagoon through the communication between the main staff inside the tank and the master of show outside the tank.

In the "Sea Lion Performance," some audiences can partially participate in the performance with two sea lions.

In the "Penguin Feeding Time," it is impressive to realize the excellent dynamic vision of cape penguins when the staff moves food in front of penguins.

In the "Pelican Feeding Time," it is wonderful to see white pelicans eating in the water.

In the "Sea Otter Feeding Time," it is great to see that a sea otter eat food including shrinps very well.

You can also appreciate comprehensive displays. It is interesting to see ocean sunfish and bikal seals. The corners of the Sea of Shiraho in Okinawa and Great Barrier Reef in Australia are beautiful. Also, Sunshine Aqua Ring for sea lions and the tunnel of jelly fish are unique.

It opened in 1978 as Sunshine International Aquarium. It is a small private aquarium at Sunshine City in Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Higashi-Ikebukuro station.

Event Information

"Madikawapenperi Garden"
from September 1, 2016 (Thursday) to June 30, 2017 (Friday)

"Special Exhibition: Poison ・ Pain (Deadly Poison Exhibition 2)"
from March 16, 2017 (Thursday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"Frog Day Anniversary Event"
from June 5, 2017 (Monday) to July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"Kantsuma Night in Sunshine Aquarium"
Only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during June 9, 2017 (Friday) ‐ June 25, 2017 (Sunday)

"Otter Walking"
from July 1, 2017 (Saturday) to July 11, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Welcome by Penguin"
from July 1, 2017 (Saturday) to July 11, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Summer Vacation in Sunshine Aquarium!"
from July 12, 2017 (Wednesday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"Sky Bar in Sunshine Aquarium"
from July 12, 2017 (Wednesday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Special Event: Jurassic Aquarium"
from July 4, 2015 (Saturday) to October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"HALLOWEEN PARTY 2015"
from September 18, 2015 (Saturday) to October 31, 2015 (Saturday)

"Sunshine Aquarium Christmas"
from November 12, 2015 (Thursday) to December 25, 2016 (Friday)

"Shichifukujin-meguri (a Tour of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune) in Aquarium"
from December 28, 2015 (Monday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Heartful Valentine 2016"
from January 29, 2016 (Friday) to February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Sunshine Aquarium × Ikuwo Hayakawa Strange Creatures Exhibition 2"
from November 20, 2015 (Friday) to February 15, 2016 (Monday)

"Thank You Sea Otter ~Thanks for 30 Years~"
from January 22, 2016 (Friday) to February 29, 2016 (Monday)

"Drawing a portrait in an aquarium!"
from November 21, 2015 (Saturday) to March 31, 2016 (Thursday)

"~New Discovery is here!~ "Exploration Guide Tour""
from January 13, 2015 (Tuesday) to March 31, 2016 (Thursday)

"Display Reopening of Pelagic Red Crab"
from April 1, 2016 (Friday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Golden Week Morning Special Event"
from April 29, 2016 (Friday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Golden Week Night Special Event"
from April 29, 2016 (Friday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"We Love Penguin! Penguin Festival! ~Because We Love Penguin~"
from April 21, 2016 (Thursday) to May 22, 2016 (Sunday)

"Film "Finding Dory" Release Anniversary Event: Water Tank Display!"
from April 29, 2016 (Friday) to May 22, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Battle to Decide Strongest Creature -Sunshine Aquarium × TERRAFORMARS-"
from March 18, 2016 (Friday) to May 31, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Collaboration Project with Okinawa Mensore Festa 2016! -Mensore at Aquarium♪-"
from May 27, 2016 (Friday) to June 5, 2016 (Sunday)

"Washing Sunshine Lagoon Water Tank!"
from June 13, 2016 (Monday) to June 17, 2016 (Friday)

"Sunshine Aquarium Kero-Ranger 2016"
from May 27, 2016 (Friday) to July 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"New Performance: Otter Greeting"
from April 1, 2016 (Friday) to August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Thank You Festa! ~Chapter 2: Oasis in the Sky~"
from June 13, 2016 (Monday) to August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Summer Vacation in Sunshine Aquarium!"
from July 15, 2016 (Friday) to August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Tropical Beer Garden"
from July 15, 2016 (Friday) to August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)

"The World of Finding Dory"
from July 15, 2016 (Friday) to September 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"Wonder of Moon Jellyfish"
from September 1, 2016 (Thursday) to September 27, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Thetis of Sea Lion and Performance School"
from July 15, 2016 (Friday) to September 30, 2016 (Friday)

"HALLOWEEN PARTY 2016"
from October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Sunshine Aquarium × Hunted House Producer, Hirofumi Gomi: Horror Aquarium "Large-Tooth Comb of the Spell""
from October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Water Tank Cleaning"
December 5, 2016 (Monday): "The Atlantic Ocean~The Caribbian~Water Tank"
December 13, 2016 (Tuesday): "The Australian Sea~The Great Barrier Reef~Water Tank"
December 19, 2016 (Monday): "Okinawa Sea~Shiraho~Water Tank"
December 20, 2016 (Tuesday): "Dance of the Oriental Butterflyfish Water Tank"
December 21, 2016 (Wednesday): "Jellyfish Tunnel"

"Colorful CHRISTMAS in Sunshine Aquarium"
from November 10, 2016 (Thursday) to December 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"New Year Holidays of Sunshine Aquarium"
from December 28, 2016 (Wednesday) to January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Special Exhibition: Let's Go! Cairns・Great Barrier Reef Exhibition ~Colorful Creatures and Paradise of Sea Turtle~"
from November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday) to January 15, 2017 (Sunday)

"Bottlium Workshop by Tecchansensei"
from January 27, 2017 (Friday) to January 29, 2017 (Sunday)
from February 10, 2017 (Friday) to February 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"Heartful Valentine 2017"
from February 3, 2017 (Friday) to February 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Zokuzoku Deep Sea Creatures"
from January 27, 2017 (Friday) to March 5, 2017 (Sunday)

"Water Tank Cleaning!"
April 10, 2017 (Monday): "Okinawa Sea~Shiraho~Water Tank"
April 12, 2017 (Wednesday): "Jellyfish Tunnel Area (Jellyfish: Proboscidactyla Flavicirrata Brandt) Water Tank"
April 13, 2017 (Thursday): "The Atlantic Ocean~The Caribbian~Water Tank"
April 18, 2017 (Tuesday): "The Australian Sea~The Great Barrier Reef~Water Tank"

"Photography Exhibition: Beauty & Poison"
from April 7, 2017 (Friday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Collaboration Project with Okinawa Mensore Festa 2017! -Mensore at Aquarium♪-"
from May 26, 2017 (Friday) to June 4, 2017 (Sunday)

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Photo Provided by Sunshine Aquarium

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 2 hours in a regular pace, about 1.5 hours in a hurried pace, and about 2.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It is different between seasons. This aquarium opens from 10:00 to 20:00 (last entry: 19:00) from April 1 to October 31. It opens from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry: 17:00) from November 1 to March 31. Opening hour is temporarily changed.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is 2,000-yen for high school students and over, 1,000-yen for elementary school and junior high school students, 700-yen for infants aged 4 and over, and 1,700-yen for those aged 65 and over. Also, there are several kinds of combo tickets.

Access
It takes about 10 minutes from Ikebukuro Station on foot. This aquarium is located at the roof floor of World Import Mart Building in Sunshine City.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro: Yurakucho Line)
◎ Higashi-Ikebukuro-Yonchome Station (Toei Transportation: Toden Arakawa Line)
◎ Ikebukuro Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Others)
◎ Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line, Yurakucho Line, Fukutoshin Line)
◎ Ikebukuro Station (Seibu: Ikebukuro Line)
◎ Ikebukuro Station (Tobu: Tojo Line)

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

Name in English
Sunshine Aquarium

Name in Roman Letters
Sanshain Suizokukan

Name in Japanese
サンシャイン水族館
さんしゃいんすいぞくかん

Address
World Import Mart Building Roof Floor, 3-1, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo, 170-8630, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3989-3466

URL
http://www.sunshinecity.co.jp/aquarium/

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