The first aquarium in Japan was opened at Ueno Zoo in 1882 and there are now more than a hundred aquariums in the country. During the period, the facilites and capacity of aquariums have been enlarged and the purposes of display have been changing from just showcasing various fishes to presenting environments surrounding marine creatures.
Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen) is not an exception. Its most important aim is reproducing aquatic habitats in Tokyo and in the world. In this light, we installed a huge donut-shaped tank (2,200t), where bluefin tunas swim around freely.
The Seas of the World, Life of the Deep Sea, Life on the Shoreline, the Sea of Tokyo, and Life in Freshwater are some of the exhibit sections. We also collect marine life from the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.
Fish and invertebrates are not the only life forms that inhabit the sea. At our aquarium, you can see penguins, auks, and puffins, typical sea birds which adapt well to marine habitats.
Voyagers of the Sea: bluefin tuna, eastern little tuna, yellowfin tuna, scalloped hammerhead, eagle ray, etc.
Pacific Ocean: humphead wrasse, bluespine unicornfish, shiner surfperch, pez chancho, picoroco, nursery fish, etc.
Indian Sea: yellowband angelfish, sohal surgeonfish, leafy seadragon, golden butterflyfish, etc.
Atlantic Ocean: silver porgy, lumpsucker, roi des rouget, plaice, etc.
Caribbean Sea: queen angelfish, rock beauty, blue chromis, butter hamlet, etc.
Oceans of Polar Regions: bulhead notothen, antarctic krill, arctic isopod, orage footed sea cucumber, etc.
Life of the Deep Sea: long-stalked isocrinid sea lily, sea toad, spotted ratfish, slender alfonsino, etc.
Life on the Shoreline: purple star, sea bat, fan worm, striped shore crab, etc.
Penguin Exhibition: little penguins, Humboldt penguins and rockhopper penguins
Kelp Forest: giant kelp, copper rockfish, garibaldi, etc.
Water Bird Exhibition: tufted puffin, guillemot
The Sea of Tokyo: file fish, striped mullet, mudskipper, yellow goby, bigfin reefsquid, yellowback fusilier, Clark's anemonefish, bluestreak cleaner wrasse, green moon wrasse, blenny, Japanese pygmy angelfish, etc.
Life in Freshwater: masu trout, Japanese char, pale chub, crane arm shrimp, etc.
Visitor Information
Hours and Days Open
Open 9:30am. to 5:00pm (tickets sold until 4:00pm) and closes every Wednesday (closes Thursday if Wednesday is a public holiday).
*The zoo closes from December 29 through January 1.
Adults (16-64) 700 yen
Seniors (65+) 350 yen
Students (13-15) 250 yen
Children (0-12) Free
*Free for junior high school students living in Tokyo or attending schools in Tokyo.
*Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 20% discount providing the group enters together through one entry at one time.
*Free admission for the disabled, and one assistant per disabled person.
*The admission is free on October 10 (The aquarium's Anniversary Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and October 1 (Tokyo Citizens' Day).
Aquarium Map
Click here for a printable PDF map.
Guided Tour
Enjoy a 45-minute tour with the zoo guides. They show the wonder of aquatic life and answer your questions. The tour is scheduled twice a day.
Guest Services
A gift shop and a restaurant.
We don't have parking lots. There are toll ones near the aquarium, but it is advised that you take trains on holidays and weekends.
Location and directions
A. The aquarium is located in the Kasai Rinkai Park, and easy to get from JR Kasai Rinkai Koen Station (5 minutes' walk), which is 15 minutes' ride from JR Tokyo Station by Keiyo Line.
B. If you take Subway Tozai Line, get off at Kasai Station or Nishi-Kasai Station, and take the bus to Kasai Rinkai Koen Station.
C. Tokyo Sea Life Park could be reached by Tokyo Mizube Line, which runs on Ara-kawa and Sumida Rivers. For further information, call 03-5608-8869.
D. Take the Wangan Expressway, exit at Kasai ramp, and follow the signs.
Address: Tokyo Sea Life Park, 6-2-3, Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-8587, Japan
Phone: 03-3869-5152
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