Attraction 〒140-0012 Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku, Katsushima, 3 Chome−2−1 Shinagawa Aquarium, Japan Published on: 13-11-2015
|1 hours 30 mins|
|10:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
|2.40 - 5.00 USD|
Shinagawa Aquarium is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Shinagawa Aquarium is special ?
Shinagawa Aquarium is one of the three full featured aquariums in the Tokyo area. The aquarium exhibits the wide range of creatures that live in these places. One of the museum’s unique qualities is that it exhibits familiar fish by using the location of Shinagawa, which has long had deep connections with the ocean, such as through rivers that flow into Tokyo Bay as well as Tokyo Bay’s tidal flats and coasts.
A total of 2,500 large and small fish from 100 species including longtooth grouper, sea bream, and giant rays swim vigorously in the giant 500-ton tank. There is also a 22-meter long undersea tunnel tank, where visitors can enjoy 180-degree views of the tank from below. The new sea building also has a tunnel tank with 180-degree views, where visitors can feel relaxed as they watch the seals swimming around slowly.
What to explore at Shinagawa Aquarium?
A real "walk under water": Sea bream,stingrays and turtles,to name but a few of the creatures in this tunnel tank,swim overhead and around. You will experience the sensation of virtually walking on the ocean floor with some new marine friends in a truly amazing and surreal environment.
"Shark Hall" where the terror of sharks is just one sheet of glass away!:
The sand tiger shark invokes terror in all it encounters.
There is the grey reef shark,whose streamlined forms display their cold beauty,and sharks from all over the world as well. This huge oval tank creates a three-dimensional experience of living fear.
Dolphin & Sea Lion Show: Dolphin show of jump with power
Flying through the air and racing through water,a dolphin show is a true source of entertainment. You can come and enjoy an elegant performance by some of Shinagawa most popular stars.
The Sea Lion Show with its humorous gestures:
This performance of humorous antics by cute sea lions is always greeted with bouts of loud laughter. This popular performance is one to be enjoyed by the entire family.
How to get to Shinagawa Aquarium?
By car: The facility itself is located along the First Keihin Route (Route 15), but our parking lot is a street away towards the sea, soon after passing the Kachihira Bridge on the inbound line of Kaigan Street to the left. If you are arriving by expressway, the nearest interchanges are the Suzugamori Interchange from Tokyo and the Heiwajima Interchange from Yokohama.
From Haneda Airport:Take a local train on the Keikyu Line and get off at Omori-Kaigan Station (8 minutes by foot)
By train: Walk to Omori-kaigan Station on the Keikyu Line (8 minutes by foot from Omori-kaigan Station)
15 minutes by foot from Omori Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
Free shuttle bus
Take the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, get off at Oimachi Station, go out the Central Ticket Gate, and take the bus from Terminal No.6 at the East Exit
- Great fun for the family
- For dolphin lovers
- Hidden gem in city
- Good place for kids
- Great place to learn more marine
〒140-0012 Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku, Katsushima, 3 Chome−2−1 Shinagawa Aquarium, Japan
Tips for you
Two 8 & 11 year old boys and adults alike were totally enthralled in this activity. Must do for 1/2 day but we spent almost an entire day absorbed in the fascinating under water world tanks. Fascinating creatures, love the dolphin and seal shows, not as large as SeaWorld in Queensland or HongKong but still amazing performances all the same. Vending machine area to rest and watch the under water play of dolphins whilst you sit and relax. Or outside Dolphin Restaurant will serve basic Japanese/cafe cuisine at a reasonable price. Food stalls along the outside were closed on the day, except gift shop and popcorn, just after golden week perhaps? The highlight for boys big and small, were the fish and baby shrimp "touch & feel" tank they spent over an hour. Small fish and shrimps were nibbling at their fingers, fish massage anyone?! Overall a great place to entertain kids indoors and out, without the hustle, bustle of Tokyo. Bit out of the main city but for a 15 min train ride and 10-12 min walk from Omorikaigan station on the Keikyu line....well worth it. Especially the connecting park and lake on the aquarium grounds.