Kamogawa Sea World

Hey all. It’s Susannah!

I took my big ol’ test the other day, so I finally have time to write about random stuff on here (I find out around 5/20 if I passed). I have two events in the back of my mind, but one is going to be combined with a restaurant we went to in Tokyo, so I’ll wait on that one.

I’ll start with Kamogawa Sea World! One of my older students (whom has since quit but her son still attends) gave Mai some half price tickets to Kamogawa Sea World; I think she is a member, so when they sent the tickets to her she decided to give them to us. There were three tickets for Mai, Sam, and me, but Mai generously gave us her’s to give to our friend Derek (he lives about an hour away by train in Kimitsu). So, during the second full day of our Golden Week vacation, the three of us took a train to Kamogawa.

Before going, neither Sam nor I knew that Derek had never been to a marine park, so he was apparently psyched. I grew up with the infamous San Diego Sea World, but it had gone so down hill in recent years that I haven’t been for a long time.

When we first arrived, we ran off to stare at the penguins for a good 10 to 20 minutes. Here are some pictures: (Stay tuned until the end and you can see a compilation video of some of the animals we saw. Including videos that turned sideways! WHOA! Fish swimming vertically?! Yes.)

We arrived! It was a 20-30 minute walk from the train station.

We arrived! It was a 20-30 minute walk from the train station.

Here's the front again. Yay!

Here’s the front again. Yay!

Adorable penguin!

Adorable penguin!

Adorable penguins!

Adorable penguins!

We spent ALOT of time at the walrus tank. ALOT.

We spent ALOT of time at the walrus tank. ALOT.

Porpoises!

Porpoises!

Awesome sea lion show with super dry humor.

Awesome sea lion show with super dry humor.

A beluga whale and it's giant

A beluga whale and it’s giant “melon”. (The big squishy forehead area)

Hey! It's a turtle!

Hey! It’s a turtle!

This crab's pose is pretty sweet.

This crab’s pose is pretty sweet.

Hmm... Spikey crab-lobster thing.

Hmm… Spikey crab-lobster thing.

Some fish buddies hangin' out.

Some fish buddies hangin’ out.

The view from the park. It is located right off of the beach.

The view from the park. It is located right off of the beach.

A sunfish! It was in a special tank that regulates the water temperature, so the picture quality is a bit weak.

A sunfish! It was in a special tank that regulates the water temperature, so the picture quality is a bit weak.

Jelly fish!

Jelly fish!

Jelly fish.

Jelly fish.

JELLLLLYYYYYY FISH!

JELLLLLYYYYYY FISH!

JellY FisH!

JellY FisH!

Tropical fish.

Tropical fish.

“Haaaaii!” (Kirby voice)

Blech. Creepy fish asking for a hug.

Blech. Creepy fish asking for a hug.

There was a program where you could decorate your own fish and then send it into a tank. I made this one, but didn't think to get a picture of it when I was making it.

There was a program where you could decorate your own fish and then send it into a tank. I made this one, but didn’t think to get a picture of it when I was making it.

Here's Derek's. His fish seems to have fried eggs for eyes.

Here’s Derek’s. His fish seems to have fried eggs for eyes.

It also comes with a question!

It also comes with a question!

Here's Sam's tsundere shark with flames.

Here’s Sam’s tsundere shark with flames.

Wow. Many flames. Much effort. So majestic.

Wow. Many flames. Much effort. So majestic.

Here is a big ol' sea lion!

Here is a big ol’ sea lion!

Picture courtesy of Derek!

Picture courtesy of Derek!

Here’s a video compilation of some of the marine life we checked out. You can also hear our commentary sometimes.

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2 Responses to Kamogawa Sea World

  1. Bob Goldfarb says:

    Your video was a joy to watch, poetic! The painted fish were spectacular. Hard to do? Love to both if you PoPop.

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