(A first tour around the country, May 13, 2014)
(A first tour around the country, May 13, 2014)

Don’t be a dead fish; don’t just go with the flow.

Among the delegates for the JENESYS 2.0 (program of Japan International Cooperation Center or JICE), we arrived much earlier, thus, we had more time to roam around and visit an additional tourist attraction. We were brought by our coordinator to a very big aquarium in Tokyo, the Tokyo Sea Life Park.

Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai rinkai Suizokuen) is located in Edogawa-ku in Tokyo, which is just about 30 minutes away from Uruyasu City, where we were staying (including walking and train ride). The main purpose of the aquarium is to replicate various natural aquatic habitats from all over the world including Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Carribean and even the oceans of polar regions. As you enter the big dome, the first attraction is the gigantic 2,200 ton donut-shaped glass dome where you can see a school of bluefin tuna swimming around freely.

As we went around the area, we witnessed different kinds of fishes around the world, with various shapes, sizes and colors. The sea life park does not just house a number of fish species, but also a wide array of aquatic floral species. Also, as we continued to walk around the area, we also got an opportunity to see different kinds of penguins (Humboldt, Rockhopper, Fairy, and King penguins) walking, running and even swimming. 

It was very great to see all the world’s sea wonders in just a short tour in this gigantic aquarium. It was an experience no one can ever forget. The tour ended before since we had to go back to our hotel to prepare for our next activities.

When we left, we took nothing but pictures, we left nothing but memories.

For further reading on Tokyo Sea Life Park, click the link below:

http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/kasai/main.html

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