Monday, July 31, 2006

Shin Enoshima Suizokukan (Enoshima Aquarium)

Two weeks in a row, we visited the local aquarium called, Shin Enoshima Suizokukan 新江ノ島水族館 as we bought annual passport. It's a short drive way from our home towards the Pacific. In front of the building, you can see beautiful small island called Enoshima. We're now so much into this fun place. The most interesting part is the dolphins show!
There're some 4th generation dolphins that were born right here and this is really rare in the whole world. Including those, 5 dolphins swim, dance, sing and jump along the young staffs who does great entertaining. It's so dynamic and fun. Even adults can enjoy every single moment of it! Last time, we enjoyed the show twice in a day! We strongly recommend to visit here!
If you don't have a car, don't worry.
You can take Shonan Monorail, bus, Enoden and Odaky line to get there. Just head to Enoshima 江ノ島, and you won't miss it as it's the one of the biggest building along the beach side! The admission fee is JPY2.000 for adult and JPY 600 for smaller kids. Enjoy!

22 comments:

Funky Finds said...

I guess this is like our Sea World. Fantastic photos!

Gina said...

Wow, really cool photos. I love the jellyfish, it is a jellyfish right?

Amanda said...

Looks like great fun! Max loves visiting aquariums too. I also love your jellyfish pictures. I always try to get good ones, but haven't yet succeeded. Great job!

*Kumi said...

Hi Jessica.
Yeah, it's a kind of Sea World in FL and CA!

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
Yap, it's a jellyfish.
They're dangerous in the sea, but looks so beautiful!
I love watching them!

*Kumi said...

Hi Amanda.
I love watching the jellyfish goes up and down!
It's so elegant!!

camomille said...

I have been there when I lived in Japan and I enjoyed it! thanks for the beautiful photos!!

Alexa said...

Wow...awesome!

madhatter said...

beautiful jellyfish!
beauty of nature catched in a photo. amazing!

mi2 in CA said...

I love to watch those jelly fish. We have an aquarium here that has all kinds of jelly fish. Very fascintating!!

Kate said...

That is such a wonderful photo of a jellyfish. They are such elegant looking creatures, but they can be quite dangerous. In Australia, a couple of people die every year after being stung by a few sorts of jellyfish. Even tho' I could identify the lethal ones, I have a little fear of all of them.

*Kumi said...

Hi Camomille.
The aquarium got innovated about a year ago. They moved a bit and got a brand new building! It's so nice. You'll love this new one more!

*Kumi said...

Hi again, Alexa.
Thank you!

*Kumi said...

Hi madhatter.
Yes, indeed.
Those kinds of jellyfishes are so beautiful!
I really want to keep them at our living room just to watch!

*Kumi said...

Hi Mimie.
You don't notice how long you've been standing in front of the jellyfishes at aquarium. You don't get bored at all! Amazing creature!

*Kumi said...

Hi Kate.
It's the same here. Lots of people get hurt with jellyfish during the summer. It's so beautiful to watch, but very dangerous in the water. Be aware of it! Right?

Gina said...

They are indeed so lovely.

*Kumi said...

Thank you so much, Gina.
Glad to hear that!
:D

natacha matic said...

you are really good at taking photos, beautiful as allways!

*Kumi said...

Merci beaucoup, Natacha!
:D

mangetsu said...

Hi Kumi,

we are going to the Aqua Zoo of Enoshima all the time (annual passport!), at least once a month, it's really great there. The shows are impressing, I never thought I would enjoy something like that, but there... it is just different. Lately that jellyfish got all stuck together, wonder what happened to them. Maybe I am going tomorrow with my daughter, check on the jellyfish.
Enoshima is always worth a visit, too. The whole area is so nice for a quick trip to the coast, isn't it?

*Kumi said...

Hi mangetsu.
Yap, it's a great place to visit!
Since we live very close, we can just go there like 4 PM on Saturday or Sunday to enjoy the sunset there!