Floor Guide

Highlights
  • Penguins

    See Magellanic penguins and South American fur seals in one of Japan’s largest indoor pool-type tanks, which holds about 350 tons of water.
    (※)ORIX Real Estate Corporation research

  • Jellyfish

    The sight of numerous jellyfish floating in tanks of varying sizes transports visitors from their ordinary daily lives into an extraordinary world.

  • Water's Blessing Tokyo Tank

    Designed on the theme of the ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands, Tokyo’s only World Natural Heritage site, this massive tank houses schools of brightly colored fish.

  • Edorium

    See a variety of colorful goldfish in one of Japan’s largest goldfish exhibit areas.

Floor

5F

Water's Blessing
Tokyo Tank

Water's Blessing Tokyo Tank

Tokyo’s only World Natural Heritage site - The beautiful ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands

A huge tank designed on the theme of the ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands, where 550 fish of 55 different species, including grey nurse sharks and stingrays, swim around.
As they gaze upon the rich, deep, crystal blue waters of the tank, recreated with the cooperation of the village of Ogasawara, visitors will sense the definite connection between the blessings of the water and the lives of the creatures that live in those waters.
Sumida Aquarium brings the ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands, a remote World Natural Heritage about 1,000 km away, right here for visitors to see.

Aqua Scope

Behind Tokyo’s giant tank is a row of small round windows. If you peek inside these windows, you can experience what it feels like to be submerged under the sea.

Creatures encountered in this area

Grey nurse shark, round ribbontail ray, spotted moray eel, giant moray, blotcheye soldierfish,
red lionfish, starspotted grouper, honeycomb grouper, white trevally, bluestripe snapper,
goldspot seabream, scissortail sergeant, Pacific drummer, etc.

Penguins

Penguins

Penguins

You’ll want to meet them again and again! Watch cute penguins frolicking in the water

The Majellan penguins live in one of Japan’s largest indoor open tanks, which holds about 350 tonnes of water.
The tank features a two-level atrium exhibit space, with visitors able to view the penguins swimming in the water from above on the 6th floor and from the side and below on the 5th floor. Also, by sharing the same space as the penguins, instead of looking at them on the other side of the tank’s glass, visitors can observe each penguin’s behavior and expressions more closely. You might even get splashed by the penguins!
(※)ORIX Real Estate Corporation research

Environmentally-friendly LEDs are used for the lighting, which changes as the day progresses.
During the day, visitors can watch the penguins frolicking in the water in lighting that is bright enough to simulate natural daylight, and, at night, encounter penguins sleeping peacefully in dim light.

Creatures encountered in this area

Magellanic penguins

Fur Seals

Fur Seals

Fur Seals

Be surprised and delighted by their majestic motion! Fur seals swimming energetically

The South American fur seals in the large indoor pool-type tank.
Visitors can watch the fur seals from above as they relax on land and glide and turn smoothly through the water. By sharing the same space as the fur seals, instead of looking at them on the other side of the tank’s glass, visitors can see the energetic way they swim in the water from up close.

fur seal tunnel

In this tunnel, visitors can also look up at the pool where the fur seals live from below.
Enjoy the sight of the fur seals swimming majestically through the sparkling water from a variety of angles.

Creatures encountered in this area

South American fur seals

Edorium

Edorium

Edorium

Encounter the history and culture of goldfish at this downtown aquarium as you gaze upon these beautiful creatures.

The Edorium was re-opened after renovations in 2016, which made it one of Japan’s largest* goldfish exhibits.
With its design theme of “Edo,” the exhibit space has been given an other-worldly decor with a Japanese feel. About 20 breeds of goldfish are on display, including the wakin, ryukin, and ranchu.
In addition to the tanks for viewing the goldfish from the side, there are also tanks that can be viewed from above, allowing visitors to appreciate the goldfish’s different body shapes and the beauty of their tails and fins.
The Edorium includes exhibits based on the three main goldfish colors, namely, red, sarasa (red and white), and calico (red, black, and blue), and exhibits that teach the history and culture of goldfish.
(*) One of the largest permanent exhibits in an aquarium (among members of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Sumida Aquarium research.

Creatures encountered in this area

Wakin, Ryukin, Ranchu, Telescope, Edo Nishiki, Azuma Nishiki, Comet, Tancho, Ping Pong Pearlscale,
Sakura Ranchu, Bubble Eye, Celestial Eye, etc.

6F

Natural Aquascap

Natural Aquascap

Natural Aquascap

Learn about Mother Nature’s intelligence and beauty from a tiny natural world

With the assistance of Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd., we have concentrated an entire natural aquatic ecosystem into a single tank.
Small oxygen bubbles produced by photosynthesis on the surface of the water plants, sparkle as they sway with the water.
The aquatic creatures in the tank (fish, shrimp, and micro-organisms) use that oxygen to breathe, and the aquatic plants use the carbon dioxide produced by the creatures to perform photosynthesis again.
In this one tank, as the aquatic life interacts with each other, this cycle of life is repeated over and over again.
The creation of this beautiful tank, which is modeled on the natural world, makes us realize anew the intelligence and beauty of Mother Nature.

Creatures encountered in this area

Cardinal tetra, rubra red phantom, black phantom tetra, rosy tetra,
harlequin rasbora, lambchop rasbora, Denison barb, pulcher, etc.

Aqua Gallery

Aqua Gallery

Aqua Gallery

Carefully observe the many diverse appearances and shapes of aquatic life

With a theme of biodiversity, this area focuses on the ecology and beauty of various aquatic creatures.
The sight of creatures adapting to the many diverse environments on this earth, at times living with great determination, overflows with an other-worldly sense of dynamism.
In tanks that are arranged like paintings in an art museum, visitors can take their time gazing at the curious appearances and shapes that have been formed over a long time, unique ecologies, and other beautiful forms of life that are normally overlooked.

Creatures encountered in this area

Yellow clown goby, pajama cardinalfish, fire goby, yellowhead jawfish,
common clownfish, blue tang, elegant blenny, green spotted pufferfish,
porcupinefish, orange spotted filefish, longnose hawkfish, giant isopod, etc.

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Creatures living in the rich coral seas

The many and varied scenes created by the beautiful coral reefs and the colorful creatures that gather around them can be viewed from four tanks. The tanks can be viewed from all angles, so visitors can enjoy the completely different expressions the creatures show, depending on the surface and angle they are seen from.
Coral reefs are also referred to as the “cradles of the sea.” Visitors can see how those reefs provide hide-outs and spawning sites for the creatures that live there.

Creatures encountered in this area

Yellow tang, manybar goatfish, whitetail dascyllus, blueband goby,
tomato clownfish, Stichopus sp., Kenya tree coral, sarcophyton, bushy sea rod,
Acropora tenuis, spotted garden eel, splendid garden eel,
Japanese bullhead shark, humphead wrasse, redbanded grouper, etc.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Feel the rhythm of life in the magical world of jellyfish

The sight of numerous jellyfish floating in tanks of varying sizes transports all who see it from ordinary daily life into an extraordinary world. Jellyfish are said to have remained unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, and their beautiful, other-worldly appearance evokes a sense of timelessness as they move slowly and gently with the changing lights.

Wonder Jellyfish, a hands-on experience

The Wonder Jellyfish experience focuses on the pulsating motion of jellyfish, in which they repeatedly contract their bodies. Video images created by computer analysis of jellyfish movements are projected inside the tank. Experience the rhythm of life that has been woven unbroken throughout the millennia.

Creatures encountered in this area

Moon jellyfish, Japanese sea nettle, spotted jelly, color jellyfish,
Cassiopea, Rhopilema hisphidum, Tima formosa, Leuckartiara octona, Sanderia malayensis, etc.

  • LAB
  • Kaleidoscope Tunnel
  • Accessible Rest Rooms
  • Aqua Scope
  • Elevator
  • Nursing Rooms
  • Fur Seal Tunnel
  • Rest rooms
  • Aqua Academy
  • Cafe

Floor Guide

Water's Blessing
Tokyo Tank

Water's Blessing Tokyo Tank

Tokyo’s only World Natural Heritage site - The beautiful ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands

A huge tank designed on the theme of the ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands, where 550 fish of 55 different species, including grey nurse sharks and stingrays, swim around.
As they gaze upon the rich, deep, crystal blue waters of the tank, recreated with the cooperation of the village of Ogasawara, visitors will sense the definite connection between the blessings of the water and the lives of the creatures that live in those waters.
Sumida Aquarium brings the ocean world of the Ogasawara Islands, a remote World Natural Heritage about 1,000 km away, right here for visitors to see.


Aqua Scope

Behind Tokyo’s giant tank is a row of small round windows. If you peek inside these windows, you can experience what it feels like to be submerged under the sea.


Creatures encountered in this area

Grey nurse shark, round ribbontail ray, spotted moray eel, giant moray, blotcheye soldierfish, red lionfish, starspotted grouper, honeycomb grouper, white trevally, bluestripe snapper, goldspot seabream, scissortail sergeant, Pacific drummer, etc.

Penguins

Penguins

You’ll want to meet them again and again! Watch cute penguins frolicking in the water

The Majellan penguins live in one of Japan’s largest indoor open tanks, which holds about 350 tonnes of water.
The tank features a two-level atrium exhibit space, with visitors able to view the penguins swimming in the water from above on the 6th floor and from the side and below on the 5th floor. Also, by sharing the same space as the penguins, instead of looking at them on the other side of the tank’s glass, visitors can observe each penguin’s behavior and expressions more closely. You might even get splashed by the penguins!
(※)ORIX Real Estate Corporation research


Environmentally-friendly LEDs are used for the lighting, which changes as the day progresses.
During the day, visitors can watch the penguins frolicking in the water in lighting that is bright enough to simulate natural daylight, and, at night, encounter penguins sleeping peacefully in dim light.


Creatures encountered in this area

Magellanic penguins

Aqua Gallery

Aqua Gallery

Carefully observe the many diverse appearances and shapes of aquatic life

With a theme of biodiversity, this area focuses on the ecology and beauty of various aquatic creatures.
The sight of creatures adapting to the many diverse environments on this earth, at times living with great determination, overflows with an other-worldly sense of dynamism.
In tanks that are arranged like paintings in an art museum, visitors can take their time gazing at the curious appearances and shapes that have been formed over a long time, unique ecologies, and other beautiful forms of life that are normally overlooked.


Creatures encountered in this area

Yellow clown goby, pajama cardinalfish, fire goby, yellowhead jawfish, common clownfish, blue tang, elegant blenny, green spotted pufferfish, porcupinefish, orange spotted filefish, longnose hawkfish, giant isopod, etc.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Feel the rhythm of life in the magical world of jellyfish

The sight of numerous jellyfish floating in tanks of varying sizes transports all who see it from ordinary daily life into an extraordinary world. Jellyfish are said to have remained unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, and their beautiful, other-worldly appearance evokes a sense of timelessness as they move slowly and gently with the changing lights.


Wonder Jellyfish, a hands-on experience

The Wonder Jellyfish experience focuses on the pulsating motion of jellyfish, in which they repeatedly contract their bodies. Video images created by computer analysis of jellyfish movements are projected inside the tank. Experience the rhythm of life that has been woven unbroken throughout the millennia.


Creatures encountered in this area

Moon jellyfish, Japanese sea nettle, spotted jelly, color jellyfish, Cassiopea, Rhopilema hisphidum, Tima formosa, Leuckartiara octona, Sanderia malayensis, etc.

Fur Seals

Fur Seals

Be surprised and delighted by their majestic motion! Fur seals swimming energetically

The South American fur seals in the large indoor pool-type tank.
Visitors can watch the fur seals from above as they relax on land and glide and turn smoothly through the water. By sharing the same space as the fur seals, instead of looking at them on the other side of the tank’s glass, visitors can see the energetic way they swim in the water from up close.


fur seal tunnel

In this tunnel, visitors can also look up at the pool where the fur seals live from below.
Enjoy the sight of the fur seals swimming majestically through the sparkling water from a variety of angles.


Creatures encountered in this area

South American fur seals

Natural
Aquascap

Natural Aquascap

Learn about Mother Nature’s intelligence and beauty from a tiny natural world

With the assistance of Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd., we have concentrated an entire natural aquatic ecosystem into a single tank.
Small oxygen bubbles produced by photosynthesis on the surface of the water plants, sparkle as they sway with the water.
The aquatic creatures in the tank (fish, shrimp, and micro-organisms) use that oxygen to breathe, and the aquatic plants use the carbon dioxide produced by the creatures to perform photosynthesis again.
In this one tank, as the aquatic life interacts with each other, this cycle of life is repeated over and over again.
The creation of this beautiful tank, which is modeled on the natural world, makes us realize anew the intelligence and beauty of Mother Nature.


Creatures encountered in this area

Cardinal tetra, rubra red phantom, black phantom tetra, rosy tetra, harlequin rasbora, lambchop rasbora, Denison barb, pulcher, etc.

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Creatures living in the rich coral seas

The many and varied scenes created by the beautiful coral reefs and the colorful creatures that gather around them can be viewed from four tanks. The tanks can be viewed from all angles, so visitors can enjoy the completely different expressions the creatures show, depending on the surface and angle they are seen from.
Coral reefs are also referred to as the “cradles of the sea.” Visitors can see how those reefs provide hide-outs and spawning sites for the creatures that live there.


Creatures encountered in this area

Yellow tang, manybar goatfish, whitetail dascyllus, blueband goby, tomato clownfish, Stichopus sp., Kenya tree coral, sarcophyton, bushy sea rod, Acropora tenuis, spotted garden eel, splendid garden eel, Japanese bullhead shark, humphead wrasse, redbanded grouper, etc.

Edorium

Edorium

Encounter the history and culture of goldfish at this downtown aquarium as you gaze upon these beautiful creatures.

The Edorium was re-opened after renovations in 2016, which made it one of Japan’s largest* goldfish exhibits.
With its design theme of “Edo,” the exhibit space has been given an other-worldly decor with a Japanese feel. About 20 breeds of goldfish are on display, including the wakin, ryukin, and ranchu.
In addition to the tanks for viewing the goldfish from the side, there are also tanks that can be viewed from above, allowing visitors to appreciate the goldfish’s different body shapes and the beauty of their tails and fins.
The Edorium includes exhibits based on the three main goldfish colors, namely, red, sarasa (red and white), and calico (red, black, and blue), and exhibits that teach the history and culture of goldfish.
(*) One of the largest permanent exhibits in an aquarium (among members of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Sumida Aquarium research.


Creatures encountered in this area

Wakin, Ryukin, Ranchu, Telescope, Edo Nishiki, Azuma Nishiki, Comet, Tancho, Ping Pong Pearlscale, Sakura Ranchu, Bubble Eye, Celestial Eye, etc.

OPERATING HOURS

9AM to 21PM
(open all year round)

※ 1 hour prior to closing reception
※ There is fluctuation according to the season
※ Please note that there may be temporary closure due to facility inspection, weather conditions.

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