Under the Sea at Tokyo Skytree
I wrote about my incredible time at the Tokyo Skytree in my last article:
There are many other things you can do there besides going up. Going down underwater, in a matter of speaking, is one of them!
The Sumida Aquarium, which is located just around the entrance to Tokyo Skytree's elevators, is a charming, affordable aquarium and worth a visit. It was built as a side attraction for the Tokyo Skytree; as such, it's not very huge, but it was never intended to be.
They have a fantastic jellyfish exhibit, as well as a cute penguin show. The aquarium is well laid-out, spacious for its size - it's a perfect way to spend an hour or two or keep the children entertained. You can also pick up all kinds of wonderful gifts for the friends and folk back home from their souvenir shop.
Don't go there expecting to see hundreds of species of fish or marine life, this is a quick-and-clean taste of the sea life in Japan's waters.
Definitely check out their website before you visit:
P.S. If you want big and diverse, go to Okinawa's Churaumi Aquarium!
Former Deep Japan Writer