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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Tokyo - Northern Tokyo
Sumida Aquarium
# 70   of 73 most visited
sights in Tokyo

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The Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館, Sumida Suizokukan) is one of the main attractions of the Tokyo Skytree Town complex that was opened in May 2012 in Tokyo. The moderately sized, and beautifully designed modern aquarium houses over 10,000 sea creatures on the 5th and 6th floors of Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree.

The centerpiece of the aquarium is its 350 thousand liter tank, the largest open indoor tank in Japan, which is home to dozens of penguins and several fur seals. The tank is designed with thick, clear glass walls with almost no visible supports to obscure your view, and allows visitors to see the animals from virtually any angle. The aquarium also features an excellent jellyfish display and research laboratory, as well as tanks representing the habitats around Tokyo Bay, the Izu Islands and the Ogasawara Islands.

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How to get there

Tokyo Skytree Town

The entrance to the Sumida Aquarium is on the 5th floor of the Tokyo Skytree Town, which spans the area between Tokyo Skytree Station (formerly known as Narihirabashi Station) on the Tobu Isesaki Line, and Oshiage Station on the Asakusa Subway Line, Hanzomon Subway Line and Keisei Oshiage Line. Alternatively, it is a 20 minute walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa.

Tokyo Skytree can also be reached by direct buses from Tokyo Station (30 minutes, 520 yen one way, 3 buses/hour), Ueno Station (30 minutes, 220 yen, 5 buses/hour), Tokyo Disney Resort (45-55 minutes, 720 yen, 1 bus/hour) and Haneda Airport (50-70 minutes, 920 yen, 1 bus/hour).

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 21:00 (admission ends at 20:00)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:2050 yen

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