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Updated: October 6, 2023

Sunshine Aquarium サンシャイン水族館

Rooftop of Sunshine City World Import Mart Building, 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo

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

Located on the rooftop of the World Import Mart Building near Ikebukuro Station, Sunshine Aquarium is an oasis of water in the heart of the city. The aquarium's "open-air oasis" theme and resort-vibe make it a relaxing place with a fun, interesting twist.


  • Watch sea lions, penguins, and other animals swimming against skyscraper backdrops
  • Countless tanks and watery habitats are home to penguins, pelicans, otters and other animals

Sunshine Aquarium occupies the top three floors of Ikebukuro's Sunshine City office and shopping complex. It has around 70 tanks with 23,000 creatures representing 550 species. Exhibits include the Sunshine Lagoon, a tank that holds 240 tons of water; the Kurage Kukan jellyfish area created in 2020; and the Sunshine Aqua Ring for views of sea lions, penguins, and other animals from below.

Animals big and small can be seen, from large tiger sharks and sunfish to tiny sea angels. Non-marine animals like iguanas are also viewable. Sunshine Aquarium has a variety of animal training and feeding programs in addition to a cafe and gift shop.

Exhibits are subject to change.
Opening hours may vary depending on the season. Please visit the official website for details.

How to Get There

  • Higashi-ikebukuro StationYurakucho LineExits 6 and 75 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 60 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: Open daily


General admission: 2,600 yen – 2,800 yen


Changes depending on the season and/or time period

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areasMoney exchangeParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsHandrailsWheelchair rampElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.