Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is an amusement park consisting of an aquarium, shopping mall, hotel, marina and amusement rides. All located in a man made island on the east coast of Kanazawa ward in Yokohama. It is a great place for a day trip with the family or friends or even a date spot for couples.
It is a pay-as-you-go theme park, having no gates or admission charges. Visitors have the option of buying a day pass, night pass or paying for each attraction separately. They even have special promos for high school and college students that allow them to buy a day pass or night pass for a discounted price.
Today I want to talk about the aquarium because I think it is deserving enough for its own post.
The walk from Hakkeijima station to Sea Paradise is short and offers a nice view of the ocean surrounding the island. I went to Sea Paradise around 5 in the evening on a Friday which was surprisingly not crowded. As I walked to towards the entrance of the amusement park, I was greeted by the beautiful night sky lit by the presence of the huge moon. It was worthy for a few snaps.
Upon entering, I showed the lady in the ticket booth my receipt (because I had to purchase the ticket the day before since I got the ticket with the student discount) and received my night pass which was a wristband. I immediately rushed to check out the aquarium. At first glance, I was immediately amazed at how stunning and huge it was. I was lucky enough to come at a later time because there was barely any people so I was able to freely looking around at my own pace!
was able to watch and observe a huge variety of fascinating fishes and other creatures I haven't heard of. The dimly lit rooms with the different lights beaming from the tanks and tiny projectors in the corners of the wall was my favorite detail.
My favorite part of the entire aquarium was the underwater escalator. I saw a huge variety of fish and among my favorites were the enormous stingrays. The jellyfishes were also my favorite and had their one separate tanks in the corner. The jellyfish were so aesthetically pleasing and interesting to watch.
Here are some of my top four favorites.
I was also able to catch the dolphin show. It was held in the massive Aqua Stadium. Since it was during the evening, the colorful lights displaying around the stadium made it even more pretty. There was also a projector displaying on the back wall showing some nice animations and colorful lights. The dolphins easily entertained the crowd with its tricks and jumps. The trained divers also even joined the dolphins as they danced and jumped out of the water. I can only imagine how cold the water must have been for the humans. Flying through the air and racing through water, a dolphin show is a true source of entertainment for any age!
|Title||Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise|
|Address||Hakkeijima, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 236-0006|
|Ticket information||One Day Pass:• Adult and High School Students: ¥5,050 • Elementary and Junior High Students: ¥3,600 • 4 year or younger: ¥2,050 • Senior: ¥3,600 / Night Pass: • Adult and High School Students: ¥3,300 • Elementary and Junior High Students: ¥2,200 • 4 year or younger: ¥1,600 • Senior: ¥2,200|
|Opening times||Weekdays: 8:30AM–9:30PM / Weekends: 8:30AM–10:30PM|
|Access||It is accessed by the Kanazawa Seaside Line; 9 minutes walk from Hakkeijima Station,|