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Updated: October 1, 2019
Opened in 2012, this artsy aquarium houses about 7,000 sea creatures representing 260 species, including a group of feisty Magellanic penguins. It is conveniently located on the fifth and sixth floors of Tokyo Solamachi, the shopping complex attached to the impossible-to-miss Tokyo Skytree.
The Sumida Aquarium offers an impressive menagerie of sea life, with modern glass habitats which recreate the underwater worlds of Tokyo Bay, the Izu Islands and the Ogasawara Islands.
The main attraction is the indoor open-pool tank where you can watch penguins and fur seals go about their daily routines. Children love watching their playful antics.
The jellyfish tanks are another highlight. You will see a great variety of these cute critters and learn about how quickly they grow. If you are visiting in the evening you can grab a cocktail at the bar to sip as you wander around.
General admission: 2050 yen
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.
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