Sumida Aquarium

Enjoy the view at Skytree and then enjoy the world of the sea at Solamachi.

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Sumida Aquarium, which is located in the shopping mall at Tokyo Skytree, has been highly praised for its art-like beautiful exhibits as an urban aquarium. It is deeply interesting for its display of fish usually inhabiting the sea close to Tokyo.
Business Hours
Saturday ( 9:0 AM ~ 9:0 PM )
Sunday ( 9:0 AM ~ 9:0 PM )
Weekdays ( 9:0 AM ~ 9:0 PM )
Adult: 2,050 JPY
Children: 600 JPY
すみだ水族館,1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
(03) 5619-1821

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An urban indoor aquarium

Sumida Aquarium which is located inside Solamachi, the shopping mall for the metropolis’ new point of interest, Tokyo Skytree, utilizes various new approaches from suggestions for a new urban indoor aquarium. From its conversion to a complete artificial sea construction system, it is possible to maintain a fixed level of water quality throughout the year. Also, because of the environmentally-friendly LED lighting, it approaches close to natural light during the day and the lighting can be adjusted during the evening, so that an ideal environment close to nature can be created while indoors. At night, the quietly sleeping penguins can also be observed and you can enjoy the various expressions of the animals until the closing time of 9 p.m.

The world of the ocean divided into 7 zones

Under the theme of “Cradle of Life, A Nurturing Aquatic Environment”, the aquarium is divided into 7 zones. There are small exhibits displaying water plants, jellyfish and coral, etc., displays of life in the waters close to Tokyo Bay, and in the large water tank, the recreated blue waters and fish of the Ogasawara Islands which are protected as a World Heritage site. In Japan’s largest indoor pool water tank, the popular fur seals and penguins can be seen up close.

The displays and projects focused on beauty

There have been raves for the sophisticated displays that resemble those from an art museum. Even with the display of water plants, the design of this “bonsai” waving in the water is superb, and it’s soothing to watch the appearance of small bubbles due to the effect of photosynthesis. The exhibition of jellyfish is wonderful with the Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel of 5000 mirrors surrounding visitors. What has also gained popularity is the seasonal project mapping reflected on the tanks.

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Sumida Aquarium is on the fifth floor of Tokyo Skytree Town, which is directly connected to Oshiage Station. Walk through Tokyo Skytree Town following the signs for the aquarium.

From Shinjuku Station to Oshiage Station:
Take the Chuo-Sobu Line (Local) to Kinshicho Station, change trains to the Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station (44 minutes, ¥390)From Tokyo Station to Oshiage Station:
Take the Marunouchi Line to Otemachi Station, change trains to the Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station (29 minutes, ¥200)

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9 years ago
'Arty' Museum
Though the entrance fee may look slightly expensive, the aquarium is very artistic and pretty but also organised. The fish tanks are elaborated with different lights and decorations to create various atmosphere. It is entertaining and enjoyable.
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9 years ago
The aquarium was quite small but did have some interesting things to see, most notable were the Jellyfish and Sharks. The highlight for me, however, was the aptly named Animals Enjoying Water section. This was home to Fur Seals and loads of Penguins. They seemed to be enjoying the water. A very good aquarium, and a nice place to visit whilst waiting to see Tokyo Skytree.
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