When my mum was planning our Tokyo trip, my dad said Sumida Aquarium is a must-see for him because it is the only place that features aquariums designed by Takashi Amano, the sage of aquariums. Mr Amano's specialty is lushly planted tanks where arrangements of stone, sand and wood plays a central role, and fishes and shrimps are only the "supporting cast". Keeping an aquarium is my dad's hobby and he has designed our home aquarium using some of Takashi Amano's methodology and concepts.
Sumida Aquarium is located next to Sky Tree Tower in Sumida, Tokyo. The 'aqua-scaped' aquariums designed by Takashi Amano's company, Aqua Design Amano (ADA) greet visitors at the entrance hall. Clear water is a trademark of his aquariums.