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Places to bring children to visit animals in Tokyo | GREATER TOKYO AREA

2017 version.
This is a master list of the zoos, farms, aquariums and other places with animals in the Tokyo area that are suited to children. You will also find a handful of locations that are actually outside Tokyo, but considered part of the Greater Tokyo area and renowned as places worth commuting to from Tokyo. This list is suited as a guide to both families living here and those traveling to Japan for a holiday. Each location is linked to either their official website or a webpage with further information. All locations are mapped on a Google My Map at the bottom of the article.
A special mention to the Otemachi Farm that opened in August 2017 on the 13th floor of the Pasona Headquarters building near JR Tokyo Station! Right in the heart of Tokyo City. You need to make a reservation to visit the 60 goats, cows, pigs and on other animals on site.

Zoos, Farms & Animal related

Animal Cafe


Santa Dive, Reindeer Photo|Sunshine Aquarium Christmas

2015年11月12日~12月25日までサンシャイン水族館にて開催される「Sunshine Aquarium Christmas」のイベント情報です。

Source: サンシャインシティ |Sunshine Aquarium Christmas

For the month of December Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro are running a number of Christmas events. Some are covered by the regular cost of the entrance into Sunshine Aquarium, but some require an additional fee.**This information is for 2015, a similar event has been confirmed for 2016**

Santa Dive

Currently, one of the special events covered by the standard admission price is a Santa Dive. This is a special show with Santa and his reindeers, which includes a dive performance by Santa. It is held daily at 11.30am and 3pm for 10 minutes each time.

Sea Lion Performance time

Also, covered by the general admission is the Sea Lions performing to Christmas music and handbells. Each day at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm for 10 minutes each time.

A photo with the Reindeers

For 1,200 yen you can get your photo taken with Santa’s reindeer and sleigh. The reindeer are there each day at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm for 30 minutes each time.

Santa hat

They are giving a Santa hat with purchases of soft toys of more than 1,000 yen.

Sunshine Aquarium Entry Fees and Times

Hours: Winter hours – 10am to 6pm. (Till 8pm from December 23rd to 25th).
Price: 2000 yen for adults, 1,700 yen for seniors, 1,000 yen for students, 700 yen for preschoolers, free for under 3.
Tickets can be bought in advance in most convenience stores.

URL: Sunshine City Aquarium Website


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