Because what do snow and tropical fish have in common? They both make killer themes for a bar!
Yes, this aquarium has a bar (because Japan). Usually it’s called the Coral Bar, but until mid-April, the same artists who brought you Flowers By Naked have worked their projection mapping magic on Shinagawa’s Aqua Park, and transformed the place into a winter wonderland. With, uh, tropical fish.
Beyond the Snow Aquarium part are the usual tanks of fish, the Tunnel O’ Fishy Luv, and of course, the dolphin show (in case you were about to complain about the rather steep ¥2200 entrance fee.)
Snow Aquarium runs until April 10, 2016 (to be replaced by a cherry blossom themed projection mapping show afterwards, I hear. Because cherry blossoms and fish go together like, well, snow and fish.) Admission is ¥2200 for adults, ¥1200 for kids, ¥700 for kids 4-7, free for kids under 4. (If you’re planning to go more than once, the year-long pass for this place is actually a pretty decent deal at ¥4200.) Open every day from 10:00 – 22:00, and there are dolphin shows at 11:30/13:00/2:30/4:00, plus an Aurora-themed night performance from 6:00-8:00. If you’re in Tokyo and would like to go, a map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!