Spooky sea creatures lurk in night aquarium in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro District

Photos courtesy of Sunshine Aquarium
Photos courtesy of Sunshine Aquarium

Spooky sea creatures lurk in night aquarium in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro District

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Around Japan, there are plenty of options to get into the Halloween Spirit. In Tokyo’s Ikebukuro District, head to an unconventional attraction that is turning up the spook factor.

Sunshine Aquarium is hosting “Terror Night Museum” in the evenings through Nov. 26 featuring some of the ocean’s bone-chilling creatures. Daring visitors will be able to check out the Amazon’s piranhas and candirus, also known as the man-eating catfish, up close. And don’t miss the warasubo (eel goby), a fish with an unfortunate face and shape.

Another creature at Terror Night Museum is the Northern Caiman Lizard, known for its nasty crunching as it digs into mud snail shells.

At the exhibit you’ll get the creeps and leave a little bit smarter with the knowledge of the creatures that lurk below the surface. Head to Ikebukuro for a spooky visit to the Sunshine Aquarium!






Warasubo (eel goby)


Terror Night Aquarium

Sunshine Aquarium

Location: In Sunshine City [9F], 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Period: Through Nov. 26

Hours: 6:15 – 9 p.m.


Admission: Adult 2,600 – 2,800 yen, elementary and middle schoolers 1,300 – 1,400 yen, ages 4 and 5 800 – 900 yen. Check out the link for more ticket information.

Tel: 03-3989-3466

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