"Sumida Aquarium" is an aquarium located on the 5th and 6th floors of the Tokyo Sky Tree Town "Solamachi." It is characterized by having one of the largest indoor open-air swimming pools in Japan, divided into nine zones. However, there are not as many fish exhibits as a general aquarium; instead, the main attraction is a large aquarium full of penguins. The artistic display methods of featuring the fish, similar to an art museum, is another one of the highlights.
The biggest penguin pool in Japan is at Sumida Aquarium Tokyo!
The biggest highlight of Sumida Aquarium is the large penguin tank, where you can get so close to the penguins that you can even see them swimming underwater. In this aquarium, guests are also treated to a spectacular show using projection mapping. The fantastic show features music and images projected on the largest indoor, open-style penguin pool in Japan.
Beautiful aquariums to see
There is an area where you can find many jellyfish drifting about in various tanks, both large and small, exhibiting the jellyfish beautifully and fantastically, as well as jellyfish labs. In coral reef tanks, beautiful coral reefs and creatures can be appreciated from all directions with a 360-degree tank. You can enjoy various facial expressions of living things by viewing face and angle. It’s also worth noting that the aquarium is also conducting an environmental reconstruction project, in which coral is transplanted from Okinawa's sea, raised in artificial seawater, and finally returned to the oceanic sea.
In the large and powerful tank, the islands of Tokyo is reproduced as a theme. You can sit and watch the schools of colorful fish swimming through this unique tank. Looking from the small window behind the aquarium, it feels as if you are in the ocean. In this clear blue tank, you can experience the powerful ocean world of the Ogasawara archipelago, a World Natural Heritage.
- Spot name: Sumida Aquarium
- Street address: 1-1-2 Oshimoto, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
- Access: Just outside of Oshiage “Skytree Mae” Station on Tobu Skytree Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Keisei Oshiage Line, or Toei Asakusa Line
- Opening hours
From 9 AM to 9 PM. Admission until one hour before closing. Hours may change depending on the season
- Open seven days a week. Entry may not be possible due to maintenance and other events at the aquarium.
- Price: Adults 2050-yen, high school students 1500 yen, junior high and elementary school students 1000 yen, young children (3 years and up) 600 yen. Junior high school students and high school students should present their student ID cards at the ticket office.