Watch out for ‘flying’ penguins! Located on top of the Sunshine City complex, this partially open-air oasis opened its remodelled penguin area last year. Take a stroll under a giant water tank and spot penguins overhead with Tokyo’s cityscape as the backdrop – a breathtaking view you won’t find anywhere else. Another new feature is the skywalk, housing pelicans which are especially fun to check out during feeding time.
Other popular spots include the deep blue Jellyfish Tunnel and the Sunshine Lagoon, a huge tank with a wide variety of fish. When it comes to snack time, you’ll love the light blue-coloured sea salt soft serve ice cream, made from Okinawa’s ‘snow salt’.
|Venue name:||Sunshine Aquarium|
3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-9pm (Apr-Sep), 10am-6pm (Oct-Mar)|
|Price:||¥2,200, primary and junior high students ¥1,200, children aged four or older ¥700, free for younger children.|