Japan is famous for its fish, and not surprisingly also have several world-class aquariums. You'll find one of the best in the capital city—Tokyo Sea Life Park—situated not far from the Tokyo Disney Resort. The aquarium welcomes a huge number of visitors every year.
The aquarium's habitats mimic bodies of water from the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere
Last admission is at four p.m., so plan to get there early
The aquarium is accessible by train.
The closest subway station is Kasai-Rinkai-Koen on the Keiyo Line.
The aquarium has a number of unmissable attractions within its dome-shaped building. The penguin enclosure, one of the country's largest, houses three different types of penguins. In the large, donut-shaped tank are various types of tuna, which visitors can view from a number of angles. There are also large displays of kelp and seabirds. There is a bird sanctuary next to the aquarium.
Hands-on experiences await at the touch pool, and there are regular feeding times for the tuna and the penguins. In 2012, the aquarium hit the headlines when one of the penguins escaped and wasn't recaptured again for almost three months. Since the aquarium is located on Tokyo Bay, the escapee was able to thrive until the keeper managed to recapture him.