Shigeru Mizuki x Sumida Aquarium: Aquatic Yokai Tunnel
Want to experience living with actual jellyfish? The Sumida Aquarium, right beside the towering Tokyo Skytree, will open a tunnel with nine kinds of ghost-like jellyfish parading endlessly inside a cold dark room. Jellyfish live in the coldest and deepest parts of the ocean, and you can actually feel like you’re also experiencing how a jellyfish lives and spends its day wandering around the boundless ocean.
To make the exhibit a more ghost-like experience, gigantic walls decorated with moving Edo period-themed graphics give the tunnel a more old-fashioned atmosphere. The artsy graphics were designed by Shigeru Mizuki, the legendary Japanese manga author who wrote GeGeGe no Kitarō, and feature his well-known painting called The Ghost of the Goldfish.
Kids will lose their minds over the limited edition Medama Oyaji-themed Eyeball Parfait that is also being offered in collaboration with the GeGeGe no Kitarō series. Unfortunately, only 20 parfaits are prepared each day, so you better get in line early before they sell out.