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Updated: November 14, 2023
Sumida Aquarium aims to give visitors a close and intimate view of aquarium life. The Ogasawara Tank, themed around Tokyo's tropical island chain, showcases schools of vivid and colorful fish. There's one of Japan's largest indoor pool-type tanks, where you can get close enough to penguins and fur seals to feel them breathe. And there's the otherworldly "Big Petri Dish," a tank containing around 500 jellyfish. You can deepen your understanding of the aquarium's residents in the kitchen, where food is prepared for them, and in the lab, where jellyfish are bred.
One of the many highlights is the jellyfish exhibit, featuring the dreamlike “Big Schale” open-top, oval basin-shaped tank. At the on-site Penguin Cafe, you can enjoy original drinks. And if you're visiting at night, you can even grab an alcoholic drink to sip as you wander around.
General admission: 2500 yen
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.