Ahead of its time —
the ultimate Japanese aquarium
AQUA CITY ODAIBA
Having produced NARA KINGYO MUSEUM (Japan’s largest goldfish aquarium), UNDER WATER SPACE (a space travel-themed aquarium in Yokohama), and the Aerial Aquarium SORAKIN (in the Gold Tower, Kagawa Prefecture), enthralling some 500,000 people altogether, UWS AQUARIUM has opened a new aquarium in AQUA CITY ODAIBA—the ultimate aquarium GA☆KYO, created on the theme of expressing miyabi—the traditional Japanese sense of beauty—through the medium of an aquarium.
Produced by earth creator GA☆KYO, this is the ultimate entertainment aquarium, remixing Japanese cultural traditions and legends such as the Dragon Palace Castle, kaleidoscopes, and courtesan processions.
Presenting five magical spaces where, through all five senses, you can experience a dynamic, yet delicate Japanese “beauty” created by man together with the beating heart of living underwater “beauty” born of nature.
(“Simplicity and Elegance”)
This display expresses the Japanese mindset with delicate driftwood, bonsai, and crystals.
Swimming gracefully within a world created by the sound of water, the scent of fresh greenery, and powerful driftwood, the nishikigoi (brocaded carp) are like works of art, ink paintings on a hanging scroll.
Likening fluttering goldfish to a procession of courtesans dressed in gorgeous feather robes, this installation art exudes a neo-Japanesque mood.
RYUGU (“Palace of the Dragon God”)
Created in the image of the mythical undersea Dragon Palace Castle in the waters off Odaiba, Tokyo, this magical space is the aquarium’s main area. Aquariums, terrariums, driftwood art, and fish tank art explode the concept of aquariums with GA☆KYO-style novel and ingenious ideas.
This masterpiece is the culmination of the aquarium creator’s challenge over 30 years.
The term yuraku literally means “play and enjoy”. This special exhibition zone allows you to experience interactive attractions incorporating modern technologies x goldfish scoop games x fortune-telling omikuji = denkin (electronic money) fortunes within a space designed in the image of Japan’s four seasons.
Utilizing light reflection to produce various changing patterns, MANGEKYO kaleidoscopes are a form of Japanese illusion dating back to ancient times..
Featuring mainly colorful ornamental fish, this collaborative work entices you into an overwhelmingly magical space filled with paintings by Nigamushi Tsuyoshi displaying a diversity of visual direction within a space created with Mirrorbowlers, a group of Japanese artists.
3rd Floor, AQUA CITY ODAIBA, 1-7-1 Daiba,
Minato City, Tokyo, Japan
(junior high school age or above)
Elementary school student
Persons with disabilities1※1
(Persons issued with a disability certificate)
Free admission for children under elementary school age※2
Please present your disability certificate to receive the disability discount. Admission is free of charge for one caregiver for each person with a disability paying the admission fee.
2An admission fee (\600/child) applies to children under elementary school age in the following situations.
(1) Admission to the aquarium for events organized by schools (kindergartens, nursery schools, primary schools, junior high schools, high schools, special-needs schools, universities, etc.) and led by teachers/staff in accordance with Article 1 of the School Education Act.
(2) Admission to the aquarium for events organized by kodomo-kai (children’s associations) or kids’ clubs.
Weekdays: 11:00 – 20:00
Weekends / public holidays: 11:00 – 21:00
*Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Any changes to opening hours or days on which the aquarium is closed will be posted on the aquarium’s official website. Please be sure to check the website before visiting the aquarium.
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