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Saitama Aquarium

Come See 70 Types of Fish that Live in the Arakawa River that Flows Through Saitama and Tokyo!

Aquarium

The Arakawa River flows through Saitama and Tokyo before spilling out into the Tokyo Bay. Saitama Aquarium has exhibits for the creatures that live in the Arakawa River!
Here you can see around 70 of the 86 species of fish that have been found in Saitama.
There are even protected species of fish in the exhibits! It’s very interesting seeing the exhibit’s demonstration of how the Arakawa River flows from upstream down to the estuary.
The goldfish dome, which you can look into from the bottom of the aquarium, is another popular exhibit, and you can almost feel as if you’ve become a goldfish yourself!
Furthermore, there are tropical fish from around the world on display, and in the garden pond area you can even feed over 1-meter-long grass carp, black carp, and koi fish.

Highlights

  • See 70 types of fish that live in the Arakawa River.
  • Protected species of fish on display.
  • Be sure not to miss the goldfish dome where you can look up under the aquarium.
  • Shops sell original goods.

Photos

  • Creatures that live in the Arakawa River are on display at Saitama Aquarium

    Creatures that live in the Arakawa River are on display at Saitama Aquarium

  • You can look up from below the aquarium at the goldfish dome

    You can look up from below the aquarium at the goldfish dome

  • The sturgeon, with a uniquely shaped face

    The sturgeon, with a uniquely shaped face

  • Colorful koi in the garden pond

    Colorful koi in the garden pond

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Details

Name in Japanese
さいたま水族館
Postal Code
348-0011
Address
751-1 Mitakaya, Hanyu City, Saitama
Telephone
048-565-1010
Admission
During standard exhibition period 320 yen; elementary and junior high school students 100 yen; pre-school children free
During special exhibition periods 420 yen; elementary and junior high school students 100 yen; pre-school children free
Closed
April-November and March: Closed the 1st Monday of the month
※Closed 2nd Monday in April
※If Monday falls upon a public holiday, closed instead on the following Monday
※No closure during August
December-February: Closed every Monday
※Open if Monday falls on a public holiday; no alternate closing
December 29th-January 1st
Hours of Operation
9:30am-5:00pm (until 4:30pm December 1st-January 31st)
※Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Access
About 15 minutes by taxi from the Tobu Isesaki Line’s Hanyu Station or Kazo Station
※Free bus rides from the east exit of Hanyu Station available for a limited time
※Hanyu welfare bus (city loop) available on weekdays
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)