My daughter and I like Aquarium so always try to go aquarium whenever we travel. If your kids like them too, these three is my recommendation in central Tokyo. (All three are indoor and convenient to go by train)
1, Sunshine Aquarium in IKEBUKURO
My favorite aquarium! Penguins fly in the sky, big tank make you think you are deep in the ocean, cute seals are swimming with elegance,,, not so big but the attractive way of showing fish and water-animals would make you and your kids very happy.
It is on the roof top of big commercial building, Sunshine city in Ikebukuro area. Access is very good, about 5 min walk from ”Higashi-Ikebukuro” station of Yurakucho Line, walking through underground walkway to large shopping building.
I have annual pass of this aquarium so my daughter and I often spend a day when the wether is not good to be out.
Address: Rooftop of World Import Mart Building, Sunshine City, 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013
2, Sumida Aquarium in TOKYO SKYTREE town
in Asakusa area The symbol of Tokyo, Tokyo SKYTREE has aquarium too. Compact and newest aquarium in Tokyo, Opened in 2012 when skytree town were opened.
3, Aqua park Shinagawa in SHINAGAWA
About 2min walk from Shinagawa station (Takanawa-Exit side),
it is located in “Prince Hotel Shinagawa“.
Not only convenient location, this aquarium hold Dolphin shows at big indoor round pool!
Dolphin’s clever move is wonderful, lighting of show is also worth to see.
Opening hour is longer than others – night aquarium might be good idea as special travel memory!
Aqua Park Shinagawa Opening hours and fees
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8611 (Within Shinagawa Prince Hotel)
Other good aquarium in Tokyo
→Tokyo Sea Life Park (near Tokyo Disneyland)