Experience a colorful array of goldfish swimming through tanks of various shapes and colors. ART AQUARIUM MUSEUM is a living art exhibition with more than 30,000 goldfish on display. The first Art Aquarium was a temporary exhibition in 2007, located in Tokyo, and ran for two months. Since then, the various inceptions of the art gallery-turned-aquarium have toured Japan and the world, visiting Milan in 2015 and Shanghai in 2018.
Now interested visitors can tour the permanent ART AQUARIUM MUSEUM in Tokyo. See tanks from the classic fishbowl to geisha-inspired shapes and even cubed tanks. There is a kaleidoscope of colors and shadows to be seen as the goldfish swim through the exhibition pieces. Also available are audio headsets (600 yen) with explanations about the history and inspiration behind each piece. Audio is available in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Visit the ART AQUARIUM MUSEUM to see for yourself why this once-temporary exhibit was, for many, a staple of summer. Immerse yourself in this dreamlike world and lose yourself to the schools of shimmering goldfish.
A 2-minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station.
A 7-minute walk from Nihombashi Station.
NOHGA HOTEL AKIHABARA TOKYO is conveniently located in the midst of electric town Akihabara, also known as the capital of manga and anime. In addition, this neighborhood has an abundance of tech shops, maid cafes and a variety of restaurants. With just a 6 minute walk away from Akihabara station, it provides easy access to explore other areas nearby such as Ueno and Asakusa. This hotel embodies the rich cultures of music, art and food. Nohga’s concept of music is derived from Akihabara’s local history, starting as a district of radio and wireless component merchants in the late 1920s. The artistic and luxurious space throughout the hotel is achieved by featuring art and amenities designed in collaboration with craftsmen from around Japan. As for the food menu, it’s seasonal fresh ingredients are sourced domestically. The glasses and dinnerware served are collaborations with stores in the surrounding area. All 120 non-smoking guest rooms feature an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower, in-room safety box, mini fridge, USB plugs, free Wi-Fi, a high-quality bluetooth speaker and flatscreen TV with original music and film. The lounge area and a compact 24-hour gym can be found near the reception on the second floor. Services include laundry (from 2,750JPY) and a 24-hour front desk with a check in time of 3PM and check-out time at 11AM For sightseeing you can rent a Tokyobike for the day (2,000 JPY/day) to explore the vicinity.
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort is part of the Hankyu-Hanshin luxury hotels group. Since 1938, this luxury hotel has been opening its doors to guests who seek a comfortable stay with convenient access to central Tokyo.
Just minutes from Shinagawa Station, the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is surrounded by lush greenery in the Takanawa area, with rooms offering balcony views of the nearby gardens and surrounding Tokyo cityscape. This urban resort features convention facilities like the Hiten banquet hall, international Convention Center Pamir, as well as a wide variety of Japanese, Chinese and Western restaurants.
The Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, which opened in March 2018, is the latest character café in the popular series of games and series in Tokyo. The café and the adjacent Pokémon Center DX store were opened in 1997 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first store. The bright café, which is furnished in warm wood tones, offers main courses, desserts and drinks - all of which are arranged with a focus on one or more Pokémon and some are suitable and limited to certain topics or seasons. You can also find exclusive merchandise here - from plush toys in chef jackets to bowls and cutlery with Pokémon motifs. They also sell Pikachu Sweets, special sweets and products with the most popular of all Pokémon as a motif. A visit to the Pokémon Café is only possible with a prior reservation, time slots can be selected from one month in advance and also in English via the website. It is located on the 5th floor of the Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center, which is not far from the Tokyo and Nihonbashi stations.
PIZZERIA & BAR NOHGA is an all day dining restaurant interpreting a fusion of “Spanish Italian” cuisine and has a kitchen to table design. There is a casual bar area and restaurant where you can take a peek inside the open kitchen whilst enjoying your meal. Visit the cafe for a range of coffees and teas along with an offering of tapas snacks and seasonal desserts. The cafe also offers an assorted dessert and all-you-can-drink cafe set. Breakfast takes on the art of sharing, where a range of platters are combined with focaccia and your choice of eggs cooked your way. Coming for lunch? Choose from a selection of pizzas, pastas and salads. Each lunch menu is accompanied with homemade soup, iced tea and focaccia. Dinner time offers a range of exquisite tapas and pizzas that can also be shared. Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00, Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Cafe 14:30 - 18:00, Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00 with last order at 10pm.
Enter the world of Moomin, the Finnish fairy-tale comic characters, in the exclusive Moomin Café in Tokyo Skytree Town. This permanent Moomin Café is specially designed for Moomin fans and offers dishes, desserts, drinks and decorations on the Moomin theme. Whether you are alone or eat in company, a plush Moomin figure will keep you company at the table. The figures of the Moomins are hippopotamus-like troll creatures and were invented by the writer Tove Jansson. They love in the idyllic Moomin Valley somewhere in Finland. The Moomin characters are very popular worldwide and their adventures have been translated into more than 30 languages. There is another highlight for real Moomin fans: The "Moominvalley Park" theme park was opened in March 2019 about 40 kilometers northwest of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture and offers further insights into the world of trolls.
CD/DVD sales and rentals are on the right and the bookstore is on the left side of the street, about a 5-minute walk from Gotanda Station West Exit. The store stocks a wide selection of video games and comics and everything you could want entertainment-wise.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo prompted the renaming of the building previously known as the 1000-day theater in Tokyo Sports Square. Tokyo Sports Square is used for event preparations and is intended to provide information directly to fans. It is planned that the wonderful sides of Tokyo will also be shown to advantage. You can enjoy food and drinks here while watching the exciting games on a big screen. Current updates of all favorite teams are also available here. There is also an exhibition of uniforms and mascots. Tokyo Sports Square will also be used to broadcast news about the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo International Forum is a multipurpose Tokyo exhibition center located in the central Marunouchi district of Tokyo. It is a convention and arts center that is equipped with a range of facilities including multiple halls and 34 conference rooms Glass atrium, a large number of shops and restaurants as well as an art museum.The forum is visited by around 23 million people every year and serves as a center for promoting and conveying extensive culture and information. The forum offers a diverse program of events throughout the year, including international conferences, ceremonies, academic meetings, exhibitions, concerts, musicals and fashion shows. People of all ages and from different backgrounds come together here to exchange ideas. [Photo: Francesco Dazzi / Shutterstock.com].