Animal Crossing New Horizons Aquarium
Image: Nintendo

Next up in our ongoing series of 'Japan gets all the best stuff', a Japanese aquarium is hosting an official (and totally real-life) Animal Crossing: New Horizons summer event partially based on Blathers' in-game Museum Day Stamp Rally.

Yes, it seems that Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is putting on a tie-in event from 12th July to 31st August (thanks, Animal Crossing World) and visitors to the park will get the chance to take part in a fishing tournament with CJ, win stickers featuring CJ and Pascal (the scallop-loving otter), as well as fill in a Stamp Rally book with a bunch of villager stamps as they wander around looking at marine life.

According to the website, there's apparently an amiibo card and poster available in a joint promotion with the My Nintendo website (in Japan, remember).

Let's take a brief, longing look at what you could have won if you didn't live in a country that's not Japan and were able to visit the Yokohama area over the next couple of months...

There's even an associated Dream Address code that'll take you to a bespoke Sea Paradise island if you want to get involved — you don't have to be in Japan for that! It's not quite as impressive as some Dream Address islands we've seen, but we've seen worse:

Aquarium Dream Address Code Animal Crossing New Horizons
Image: Nintendo / Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

There's also a bunch of custom design clothing, too, if you wanted to dress up as a yellow porpoise, for example:

Aquarium Custom Design Codes Animal Crossing New Horizons
Image: Nintendo / Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

You can check out all the details and other little tie ins on the official website for the park, and once again feel sad that you don't live in Japan (or feel rightfully smug if you do).

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