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Updated: April 2, 2018

Sunshine Aquarium サンシャイン水族館

Rooftop of the Sunshine City World Import Mart 3-1 Higashi Ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo

Explore the depths of the sea at the top of the city

Located on the rooftop of the nine-story World Import Mart Building near Ikebukuro Station, Sunshine Aquarium is an oasis of water in the heart of the city. Its tropical resort atmosphere and futuristic design, give the aquarium concept a new and interesting twist.


  • Watch sea lions and other marine life swimming against skyscraper backdrops
  • Countless tanks and watery habitats home to penguins, otters and other ocean life

Sunshine Aquarium occupies the top three floors of Ikebukuro's Sunshine City office and shopping complex. It has around 80 tanks with 37,000 fish representing 750 species. Exhibits include the Sunshine Lagoon, a tank that holds 240 tons of water; the Jellyfish Tunnel; and the Sunshine Aqua Ring for views of sea lions, penguins and other animals from below.

Rare specimens include giant manta rays, huge sunfish and deep-water spider crabs, and there are non-marine animals like anteaters, snails, iguanas, flamingos, and a lemur. Sunshine Aquarium has a variety of shows, cafés and gift shopping, too.

How to Get There

  • Higashi-ikebukuro Sta. | Exit 6 | 5 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line
  • Ikebukuro Sta. | Exit 35 | 10 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Saikyo Line | JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line | Yurakucho Line | Marunouchi Line | Fukutoshin Line | Tobu Tojo Line | Seibu Ikebukuro Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–18:00 Mon–Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 1 hr before closing






Cash | Visa | JCB | MasterCard | AMEX | UnionPay |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | WiFi | Parking | Money exchange |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Breast feeding room | Accessible communication formats |

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