Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama

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#1 of 17 in Zoos & Aquariums in Kanagawa Prefecture
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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One of the most-visited parks of its kind in the country, Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise combines classic thrill rides and entertainment with an extensive aquarium complex. When you enter the park, sprawled across a small island, you'll find that you can wander free of charge through its green spaces and along its waterfront promenades. Explore the Aqua Resort area to glimpse fan-favorite aquatic critters, which range from playful sea lions and walruses to polar bears and sharks, housed in imposing tanks. In Pleasure Land, you can get your adrenaline dose on a range of roller coasters, the tallest of which reaches a height of 107 m (351 ft). Keep in mind that both of these sections charge fees for their attractions. Use our Yokohama trip itinerary builder site to visit Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise on your trip to Yokohama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Hakkejima has not aged well over the years and inclement weather doesn't help - all the rides were closed; the aquarium, however, is its saving grace - well-kept, informative, and a dolphin and... 
    Hakkejima has not aged well over the years and inclement weather doesn't help - all the rides were closed; the aquarium, however, is its saving grace - well-kept, informative, and a dolphin and...  more »
  • Travelled a distance to arrive the place from Tokyo centre. Closes at 5.45pm, went there and found place pretty empty. Yes, it looks run down. The animal show is nice. Worth it to watch the dolphin.....  more
    Travelled a distance to arrive the place from Tokyo centre. Closes at 5.45pm, went there and found place pretty empty. Yes, it looks run down. The animal show is nice. Worth it to watch the dolphin.....  more »
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  • I'd describe this as a scaled down version of Sea World in Florida. It had a lot of similar stuff, but not the premium things. However, it does have some unique things I haven't seen before. You can catch your own fish and then bring it to a restaurant where they'll cook it for you. If you want to do some of the special events, like dolphin training, you should get a reservation as early as you can. We went on a weekday in the summer. It wasn't too crowded in the morning, but it got somewhat crowded in the afternoon. I'd say there's easily enough to do to spend a whole day there, if you choose to do one or two of the paid activities. We got a pass that included everything except the paid activities, so it was convenient to get into everything. I recommend it if you like aquariums or have small kids.
  • Great place with a good number of rides and shows. Comparatively less crowded, so kids can enjoy a lot of entertainment items in one day. Restaurants are also great with foods of variety and comparatively cheap price. One point of improvement is the long waiting line in front of ticket counter. This could have been be handled better.

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