Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise 横浜・八景島シーパラダイス
An island marine theme park featuring one of Japan's largest aquariums and thrilling rides to enjoy
Visit Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, an island ocean leisure facility renowned for its aquarium and marine amusement park, for a great mix of entertainment, education and the excitement of some uniquely situated rides.
Facilities are loosely zoned into Aqua Resorts (aquariums) and Pleasure Land (amusements)
The island itself is free to visit, while the aquariums and amusements attract fees
This versatile aquarium hosts various events throughout the year
A one-day pass lets visitors into all the aquarium areas and on as many rides as they can handle, but the evening pass is cheaper
How to Get There
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is easy to access from Tokyo or Yokohama via the elevated Seaside Line.
Yokohama is 30 minutes from Tokyo via several lines, including the Keihin, Yokosuka, and Tokaido lines. From Yokohama Station, take the 20-minute ride to Shin-sugita Station on the Negishi Line, followed by another 20 minutes on the Seaside Line. The park is located near Hakkeijima Station.
The aquarium as an attraction stands on its own, and it is worth allowing a few hours to stroll around. Unusual displays include a large tank with 50,000 sardines that act as a moving light show.
Shows and other activities
With its seaside location, the park naturally lends itself to marine-themed shows and attractions. You can play with dolphins and other mammals at the fureai (touching) area, and feel close to creatures as you learn about their ecology. There are regular dolphin shows, and at the Sea Farm visitors can enjoy more educational activities, such as fishing and learning about SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Thrills on the bay
There are plenty of rides for the little ones and a few for thrill-seekers at the Pleasure Land amusement parks. The Leviathan roller coaster is the only high speed coaster in Japan where the track juts out into the ocean. There is also a merry-go-round and a 90-meter tower for children to enjoy.
Sea Paradise accommodations
If you want to spend more time on the island, there's also a hotel on the premises, although advance bookings are advised.
* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.