Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is an amusement park with so much more to offer. This aqua resort can be found in Kanazawa-Ku, Yokohama. It has aquariums where you can see more than 100,000 marine animals, hotels where you can stay and relax, malls where you can shop, restaurants where you can enjoy a variety of dishes and amusement rides that you can enjoy.
- Name: Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
- Address: Hakkeijima, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 236-0006, Japan
- Price: 65 y/o and above-3,600 yen
Adult and senior high school students-5,050 yen
Junior High School and elementary students-3,600 yen
- Access: Hakkeijima Station is the closest railway station
- Opening hour: 9am-9pm during summer weekends
10am-5pm during winter weekdays
- Holiday: Open everyday
- Website: http://www.seaparadise.co.jp/english/
1. Aqua Museum
One of the main attractions of this aqua resort is their museum. In this Aqua Museum, you will have the chance to meet marine creatures and experience their world. If you are lucky enough, you will also get the chance to see the staff as they interact with the animals while feeding them and watch walrus tricks as well. There is also a stadium where marine shows are presented. Marine show is in Japanese but is easy to understand.
2. Dolphin Fantasy
Interacting with the dolphins is made possible by having the dolphins in an aquarium and visitors can view them through a glass tunnel. It feels like you are actually swimming with the dolphins, only that there is a glass barrier. Nevertheless, dolphins are fun to watch and you can spend hours watching them without you getting bored.
3. The Fureai Lagoon
In this attraction, guests will get the chance to experience how to have dolphins, walrus, beluga whale and other marine animals as their own pet. Well-trained staff are there to assist you and is guaranteed safe even for children. The interactive experience will start with a Japanese introduction video. Don’t forget to get your English handout for you to know the basic rules while inside the lagoon.
4. Theme Park
If you are not an animal lover, you can still enjoy the place by going to the theme park. There are many exciting rides that will surely make you scream at the top of your lungs. One of the most famous rides here is the Blue Fall. You will experience vertical fall from a height of 107 meters. Merry-Go-Round is another popular ride and is adorn with glittering lights.
5. Restaurants and Shops
After interacting with the animals and experiencing thrilling rides, the next best thing to do is to have your lunch before heading to your next destination. There are many restaurants and fast foods within the museum. Cuisines vary from Japanese to Western dishes, seafood, and barbeque.
Before you go home, you may want to drop by in the mini shopping mall. Sea paradise character goods and adorable marine staff toys are some of the merchandise that you can purchase.
Have a good trip and travel!