Best Dolphin Show at Shinagawa Aquarium in Tokyo
The Dolphins at the Shinagawa Aquarium are well trained and can do some jaw breaking tricks. It was also incredible to get up close to the shark tank filled with evil looking monsters.
What do you do on a beautiful sunny day in Tokyo? You visit the Shinagawa Aquarium and admire all its incredible sea life.
My friend Fumie-chan and I started off with brunch at the local Freshness Burger in Shinagawa. I got a little too clumsy and dropped my coffee all over the table. Luckily the staff helped us clean it up plus they offered a replacement coffee, now that's great service.
It was slammed at the Shinagawa Aquarium due to the Japanese holiday season, not the best time to go.
The electric eel tank was pretty interesting since it had a voltage detector to check the active voltage at all times.
The Dolphin show was one of the best dolphin shows I have seen. These Japanese Dolphins know some incredible tricks.
Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to view every show. I recommend going early to the aquarium in order to experience everything, especially the Dolphin & Sea Lion shows.
Shinagawa Aquarium is one of the three full featured aquariums in the Tokyo area. As the name suggests, it is in Shinagawa but, instead of being in the area most tourist will associate with Shinagawa, it is south along the coast towards Haneda Airport from JR Shinagawa Station.
The aquarium was opened in October, 1991 and has established a tradition of opening a new section for every 5 year anniversary. Penguin land was opened in August 1996 and was followed by the shark tank in 2001 and the seal observation building in 2006.
After a long day at the aquarium we treated ourselves to a well deserved dinner on top floor of the Shiodome. We ordered a bunch of dishes and watched the sunset over Tokyo.
The highlights of the Shinagawa Aquarium were:
- Goble Shark
- Jelly fish tank
- The giant sharks
- Outdoor Dolphin show
- Old wife fish
- Little Nemo
- Tunnel water tank