Family Fun: Shimonoseki Aquarium

Just a few weeks ago, I claimed that Kagoshima aquarium wasn't worth writing up in a post. Perhaps I'm becoming a bit jaded, but the more aquariums I visit in Japan, the less I find that they impress me. And yet, with not much else to entertain us in rainy, snowy Shimonoseki the other day,... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Kaiyukan Aquarium (Osaka)

Japan is celebrating Umi no Hi (Ocean Day) today, which may not mean much to the general population but at least results in a three-day weekend. 🙂 In keeping with the watery theme, I thought I would do a post on Osaka's Kaiyukan, considered one of the top aquariums in the country. The Kaiyukan sits... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Churaumi Aquarium (Okinawa)

Today, Japan is celebrating Umi no Hi (Marine Day) so what better way to mark the occasion than a post on one of the country's greatest aquatic sights? Japan has a dearth of aquariums, including a new and highly controversial one in Kyoto. Perhaps I'm biased but the one that really takes the cake is... Continue Reading →

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