Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
This leisure island boasts one of the biggest aquariums in Japan, namely the Aqua Museum and 3 other aquariums. There is also a theme park named Pleasure Land, a hotel, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a fun-filled day here!
Travel tipVisitors do not have to pay an entrance fee for the island and are free to dine at the area’s restaurants, peruse its shops, and stroll through the grounds. However, tickets are required for the aquariums and amusement parks.
Welcome to Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise — home to sea lions, tiger sharks and even whales. Named a living theme park, Sea Paradise offers guests an incredible experience with so much more on offer than your everyday aquarium.
Hakkeijima occupies an entire island devoted to the Sea Paradise attraction. More than 700 species make up the 120,000 resident sea creatures you can admire while roaming the four gorgeous aquariums and a theme park.
In the Aqua Museum, walk through the glass sea tunnel and find yourself under the sea in one of the largest aquariums in Japan. At the Aqua Stadium, you’ll gasp at the amazing aquatic show by dolphins and other sea animals. Wonder at sun-drenched dolphins in the dreamy space of Dolphin Fantasy. At Fureai Lagoon, you can get up close and personal with the sea animals. And try your hand at fishing on the sea at Umi Farm, even enjoying your catch freshly cooked for you.
Don’t forget to stop by one of the many photo booths for purikura-style aquatic-themed photo stickers to be made. Once you’ve enjoyed all the sea creatures, make your way to Pleasure Land, a theme park with 16 wild attractions that the whole family can enjoy.
Why not take a ride on the Surf Coaster Leviathan? The only roller coaster in Japan with its rails hanging over the ocean. Or perhaps take a leisurely ride up Sea Paradise Tower; the 90-meter-tall tower offers a 360-degree panorama and on a fine day you can even see Mount Fuji! Blue Fall will thrill you with a 107-meter drop, Japan’s highest free-fall coaster. Wander through a giant 3D maze, Dekkai; spanning a massive six floors over 13 meters tall; enjoy the various tricks and traps as you try to escape. Ride a mock pirate ship on the Paradise Cruise, circling the island you can enjoy the sea breeze on this popular mini cruise. And with Sea Paradise boasting 23 restaurants and food stalls, you’re sure to find something to satisfy any hunger.
At Yakiya, enjoy a 90-minute all-you-can-eat seafood and meat barbecue. You’ll find some exciting options on offer at Paradise Kitchen, including their popular rice bowl topped with the seafood of your choice! Drool over ramen, crab-fried rice, oven-baked pizza, pasta, takoyaki, ice cream, and crepes. No matter where you go on the island a quick bite to eat won’t be far. In the evening, ooh and aah over the splendid “Color of Love” projection mapping as dolphins perform synchronized acrobatics.
A colorful fireworks display—launched from the wave breakers—lights up the night sky and offers a spectacular, up-close view of dazzling Japanese fireworks. Whether you go during the day or at night you can enjoy thrilling sights and exciting rides. Seasonal events are happening all the time, so be sure to check the calendar of events. But no matter when you decide to visit Hakkeijima’s Sea Paradise it will make for an unforgettable adventure.
With four themed aquariums, 16 attractions and lots of places to eat and shop, you can easily spend all day here at this amusement park. Don’t miss LIGHTIA, a show created by the strong bond between dolphins and humans, and the other night shows!
Suggested duration: 2h
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