Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R),Tokyo
This aquarium features a unique lineup, including the ”Jellyfish Kaleidoscope” and ”Edo-rium,” which can only be seen at this aquarium.
Sumida Aquarium is an urban aquarium located on the 5th and 6th floors of the Tokyo Skytree Town building. It is divided into eight zones. Some of the popular spots are Tokyo Dai-suiso (the Tokyo Main Aquarium), representing the sea surrounding the Ogasawara Islands, one of the World Natural Heritage sites, as well as one of Japan's largest tanks like an indoor swimming pool, where you can watch penguins and fur seals up close. The Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel has 5,000 mirrors mounted along the 50-meter sloped wall and ceilings. It is a magical space with jellyfish lit up in blue light. In the Edo-rium, which opened in April 2015, you can enjoy creative exhibitions with the themes of iki (stylish) and miyabi (elegance). A collaboration of the Edo-era marine life and ukiyo-e (color prints of everyday life in the Edo Period from 1603 to 1868) by Hokusai Katsushika and goldfish that spread among people are some of the exhibitions. With many entertaining programs and workshops ready, you will never feel bored there. It is a short walk from the Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree Line and the Oshiage Station on other lines.