Decided to be held in
Nihonbashi, Tokyo
7/5, 2019 (fri) – 9/23 (mon)
Value-priced for
‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’,
Pre-sales from June 6 (thu)!
DJ performances Saturday nights &
before holidays! Opening act set!

Mobilize 9.45 million paying ticket holders!
(As of June, 2019)

This year's exhibition is the last at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’!
Largest ever collection of 10,000 KINGYO (goldfish) on display,
along with a compilation of famous artworks!
New productions fitting for the finale, too

July 5 [FRI] – September 23 [MON]





Super Oiran

“Super Oiran”



The theme of this summer’s Nihonbashi venue in Tokyo is: ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~.
During the Edo period (1603-1868),
Kingyo (goldfish) took root in Nihonbashi as part of the common people’s culture.
We hope to revive in modern times the culture of watching Kingyo and
enjoying the cooling sensation during the hot summer.

Since opening in 2011, the long run of exhibitions at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’ will finally come to an end this year.
For the first time, the symbol of “ART AQUARIUM”,
the popular three-part series of enormous Kingyo bowls titled “Oiran” “OoOku” “Super Oiran”,
and “Lotusrium”, an impressive piece approximately 4m square with a lotus motif,
will be displayed at the same venue,
along with appearances by many famous pieces compiled from among past exhibitions.
In total, more than 10,000 Kingyo will adorn the various pieces,
making this the largest ever exhibition in terms of works of art and number of Kingyo.

In order to enhance the magnificent finale further,
we have attempted a new production method which combines light and sound to create a more fantastical and
immersive world within a work of art.

Enjoy the cool summer breezes as you wander into the extraordinary world of
a geisha quarter during the Edo period.

The information on the artworks will be released sequentially

About the “ART AQUARIUM 2019” exhibition

After many years of creating memories at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’,
this will be the last year at the venue.
We have displayed many works of art and taken on many new challenges at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’,
and we now approach the 9th exhibition to be held there.
One last time we ask all our past fans to come visit the venue as we put on the best “ART AQUARIUM” ever.

Although we had agreed with the mayor of Kumamoto to hold the exhibition at Kumamoto Castle,
the Kumamoto earthquake occurred immediately thereafter and we were not able to realize that plan.
Even as the wounds of that earthquake have yet to fully heal,
we want to do something to help with the rebuilding,
and so we are honored to be entrusted with a major part in the opening of ‘Kumamoto-Jo Hall’.
‘Kumamoto-Jo Hall’ will host the largest indoor exhibition area ever seen, “ART AQUARIUM”.
While taking that into consideration, and despite being an indoor exhibition,
we will take the name “ART AQUARIUM CASTLE” to express our best
wishes for the rebuilding of Kumamoto.
We will put on an event which lives up to that name,
so please take this opportunity to come visit Kumamoto.




ART AQUARIUM 2019 [Official Promotional Video]


From 7:00 PM, you will be able to watch the exhibition
while enjoying the drinks sold inside the venue


This year again, live performances by the hottest DJ’s
‘Kyo-mai (Kyoto dance)’ by young geisha of Gion, Kyoto,
popular theater performance of a courtesan show, and so on
Many special stages that usually can’t be seen are planned

Enjoy the experience as you wander into the brilliant world of
a geisha quarter during the Edo period


Another side of “ART AQUARIUM”, “NIGHT AQUARIUM” starts every evening at 7:00 PM.
The daytime exhibition undergoes a complete transformation,
as the lighting and sound direction change over to night mode.

Inside the venue, you can take your time and enjoy the displays at your leisure,
with a Dassai (the sake presented by Prime Minister Abe to President Obama on the occasion of his visit to Japan)
or our original kingyo cocktail in hand.
At “NIGHT AQUARIUM”, you can also enjoy the traditional arts of Japan,
as well as special performances of a sort that cannot be seen on a regular basis.
Top DJs and artists from Japan and beyond participate on weekends,
as the venue transforms into a cutting-edge club lounge.

“ART AQUARIUM” has birthed a kind of ‘ecological art’ that is the only example of its kind,
not only in Japan, but in the world. It has been supported by 9.45 million people.
No matter your nationality, gender, or age,
we invite you to experience a creative space that brings together in perfect harmony
the traditional culture of Japan and the latest in music, when the “ART AQUARIUM” space turns into an entertainment space in the form of “NIGHT AQUARIUM”.



* Regarding performers for dates apart from FEATURE DJ, the standard admission fee applies.

Additional headliner DJs will be released one after another



Details of the SPECIAL EVENT will be released sequentially


The EVENT SCHEDULE will be released soon


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Every Thursday, how about spending relaxing refined night with the beautiful kingyo and
prestige Japanese sake “Dassai” which is popular at Tokyo Nihonbashi’s “NIGHT AQUARIUM” ?

“Dassai” from Yamaguchi prefecture is Japanese sake which is very famous among Japanese sake lovers.
One of their sake, “Dassai 23”, with its rice milling of 23%
which is the highest milling of all commercial sake has been received very well around the world.
It has gorgeous aroma of melons and peaches, and elegant long finish.

At the Dassai bar in the venue, you can enjoy Dassai such as “Dassai Sparkling”.
For more details about Dassai, please check their official website of Facebook page.


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Sundays to Thursdays (excluding days before national holidays) during this period,
we create a sophisticated, comfortable,
‘LOUNGE STYLE’ space where you can enjoy a drink while viewing art at a relaxed pace,
with an original ART AQUARIUM soundtrack in the background.

We offer drinks including NIGHT ARUARIUM’s ‘exclusive kingyo cocktail’,
as well as “DASSAI” sake, mojitos. and beer.

* The venue and displayed artworks are the same as daytime.
* Same admission fee as daytime, no change of the entrance fee and no exchange of visitors inside. (Excluding SPECIAL EVENT)
* Bringing in your own food and drink is prohibited. Ordering drinks is an option. (additional price, there is sale of alcohol.)
* Performers might change without prior notice due to some cause. We are not able to refund you for the ticket.
Thank you for your understandings.


ECO EDO Nihonbashi
ART AQUARIUM 2019 ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium
Period July 5, 2019 (fri) – September 23 (mon) / Open throughout the period
Opening Hours Sun – Fridays 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Last entrance 10:00 PM)
Saturdays & days prior to a public holiday 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM (Last entrance 11:00 PM)

Art Aquarium 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM   Night Aquarium is from 7:00 PM

* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stick,
and taking video.
* Because of the display method of the artworks, the venue is dark inside. Please note that a part of the exhibit is
difficult to access by wheelchair, so you may be unable to see the pieces up close.
* After 7:00 PM, you can enjoy drink inside the venue at additional cost.
If you are in the venue at 7:00 PM, you can also enjoy the following exhibition of “NIGHT AQUARIUM”.
* When changing to “NIGHT AQUARIUM” at 7:00 PM, there are no change of the entrance fee and no exchange
of visitors inside.
* We will be putting on DJ sets after 9:00 PM on Saturdays and days prior to a public holiday at the “NIGHT AQUARIUM”.
We plan on adding even more NIGHT AQUARIUM events in the future. Please stay tuned for more.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed.
* At the time of congestion, there will be access control. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
(5F, COREDO Muromachi 1 [The entrance is on 4F], 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuou-ku, Tokyo)
Entrance Fee
at the door
(Tax incld.)
General: 1,000yen (13 years old and older)
Child: 600yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Under the age of 3: free of charge
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.

Tickets that are just right for you, like value-priced ‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’,
now available for pre-order at eplus logo(eplus) !

* For ticket information, please scroll down the page and check the “TICKET INFOMATION” section.

Produce Hidetomo KIMURA (ART AQUARIUM Artist)
Planning &
Produce &
ART AQUARIUM Executive Committee


Entrance Fee General Ticket Early Bird Discount Ticket
(13 years old and older)
1,000yen 900yen
(12 years old and younger)
600yen 500yen

Tickets purchased through eplus logo(eplus) will be subject to an additional 10% handling fee.

‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’ will be sold from 6/6/2019 (thu) until 11:59 PM on 7/4 (thu).
This ticket is valid from 7/5 (fri) until 31 (wed).

We will begin same-day ‘Admission Ticket’ sales from 7/5 (fri).

* Children under three get in free. children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Until the final day of the event, you can enter the venue after buying tickets at the venue ticket sales counters or other locations.
* All the tickets are non-refundable.
* At the time of congestion, there will be entry control and we kindly ask you to wait in the waiting line for entry.
Thank you for your understanding.
* Tax included.

Tickets that are just right for you,
like value-priced Early Bird Discount Ticket, now available for pre-order at eplus!

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About Priority Entry

These tickets enable you to enter the venue even when admission limits are in effect,
without having to wait in the standby line.
If your ticket does not say Priority Entry ,
please be aware that you may need to wait to enter the venue during busy times.

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Early Bird Discount Ticket

Value-priced ‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’ are valid for entry until the July 31 (wed)

Valid Date July 5, 2018 (fri) – September 23 (mon) / Open throughout the period
* SPECIAL EVENT holding time can not be used.
Sales Period June 6 (thu) 10:00 AM – July 5 (thu) 11:59 PM
Price General 990yen (13 years old and older)
Child 550yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Children under three get in free
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
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Special admission Ticket
“Special Night TAKKYU ISHINO” Ticket


The opening act of Tokyo, Nihonbashi “NIGHT AQUARIUM” will feature TAKKYU ISHINO,
which will lead the Japanese techno scene!

Valid Date July 6 (sat) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Last admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the day.
Sales Period June 14 (fri) 12:00 PM – July 6 (Sat) 9:00 PM
General 2,750yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
How to buy

Please buy the ticket from your smartphone or PC.
With the ticket, you can enter the venue.

* eplus is the ticket service which you have no need to go down to convenience store or venue to issue
the ticket.


In addition to the above,
a range of tickets suited to various needs will go on sale

Other than the tickets above, we are planning SPECIAL EVENT tickets for
Japanese traditional performing arts, etc
We will update you on our website with the details so check it out!

On sale June 25 (tue)
Priority Entry
July / August / September:
Date-specific Admission Tickets
On sale July 6 (fri)
General Ticket