A 2,200-ton tank of bluefin tuna is a must-visit.
! Due to the coronavirus, Tokyo Sea Life Park, including Kasai Rinkai Aquarium, will be closed until March 15.
Tokyo Sea Life Park takes you on a global aquatic voyage with over 1,200 species of sea creatures.
The aquarium, which is located in the heart of Edogawa’s Kasai Rinkai Park, has sea life from Tokyo Bay to tropical coral reefs to the frigid waves of the Antarctic.
You will take in the sights of the park and the nearby Tokyo neighborhood before entering the aquarium section. As you make your way to the aquarium’s stunning glass dome, snap a photo against a waterfall backdrop and compare your height to a highly realistic tuna displayed to scale at the ticket counter to remember your visit.
Before descending the escalator into darkness, look for the aquarium’s dome to enjoy a fantastic view of Tokyo Bay and the Tokyo Disney Resort. Don’t forget to look for Mt. Fuji in the background. It will take a few moments for your eyes to adjust, but once they do, you will be met by a stunning display of vibrant fish.
The aquarium’s 2,200-ton cylindrical bluefin tuna tank is its crowning attraction. It’s the first of its type in the world, allowing tuna to swim in the same way they do in the wild. The aquarium, though, isn’t just about fish. It has one of Japan’s largest penguin exhibits, as well as a hands-on display where visitors can get up up and personal with sea urchins, crabs, stingrays, and sharks.
Tourists can also benefit from the facility’s linguistic assistance. While most signs and explanations are in English, a leaflet with information in Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, French, and Thai is available. There is also a gift shop and a café on the premises.