JAPAN DIARY: DAY IN YOKOHAMA

Hey guys!

Wow… I’ve been silent on my blog for more than a month, unbelievable. But now I finally have my laptop and can get back to normal blogging. My life was crazy for the past two months and I’ll probably write an update on my life post later but this one is dedicated to my recent school trip to Yokohama.

During our trip, we visited two places, the first one being Sankeien Garden (三渓園). I’ve never been there before (to tell the truth, I’ve never even heard about this place) but I absolutely fell in love with this place. I don’t even have words to describe the beauty of this garden and the peaceful feeling I had there. We didn’t spend a lot of time there, just an hour, but I would definitely like to come back to this place and spend some more time there just wandering around and enjoying the beauty of nature around.

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One of few turtles, who actually didn’t go underwater when I pulled my camera out

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Sakura ice cream. One of the yummiest things I’ve ever tried, seriously.

 

The next stop is what I’ve been looking forward to – Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (八景島シーパラダイス). I’ve been there two years ago and I have to say that I love this place, despite some drawbacks.

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Well, to tell the truth, I mostly like the rides there but aquariums and dolphin show are also impressive, though I kinda feel bad for animals there because of the amount of stress they have each day. Unlike two years ago, this time we had tickets only to aqua resorts and had to pay extra money if we wanted to go on a ride (eventually we did and it was so worth it).

Basically, our tickets gave us an opportunity to go to four places:

  • Aqua Museum, which is an aquarium with a lot of various marine animals and dolphin show (one of the coolest I’ve seen tbh)

 

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I feel like two years ago this guy was also sleeping. Kinda feel bad for him, he seems lonely.
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Giant crabs’ party
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This is actually the only photo of the show I have, mostly was filming everything on my phone.

 

 

  • Dolphin Fantasy. This is a very small aquarium with dolphins and a killer whale which was swimming somewhere above our heads. It was pretty dark there so all photos I have are seriously lacking in quality.
  • Fureai Lagoon. This place is really cool. It’s basically an open space with several pools with dolphins, seals, and other marine animals. The most interesting part, I think, is that you can actually touch dolphins and some other animals(of course, if they let you do so and only if you washed your hands first). It was super exciting but I was really nervous and tried to be as gentle as possible not to do harm any animals. For some extra cash, you can swim with dolphins and feed a walrus.

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Never in my life thought that I would be brave enough to touch a shark haha

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I wonder, wasn’t it too hot for them?..
  • Umi Farm. Actually, didn’t go there but basically, it’s an open-air aquarium where you can learn more about how people learn to live with the sea in its natural state. There you can actually catch fish and eat it later (for the separate charge).

Also, there are 15 attractions but we only went to the roller coaster (because we didn’t want to spend a lot of money and had not much time left). I love this ride: it’s not boring but not scary to the point when you come out on shaking legs. Last time we definitely went on this ride 3 or 4 times, that’s how much we enjoyed it.

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So, that’s basically all that I can tell about my school trip. I was nervous that the weather is going to be rainy but it was nice and sunny (though I forgot a sunscreen and my shoulders are burnt now haha). I really enjoyed this trip and definitely looking forward to the next one.

This post was probably a mess but I hope you enjoyed it! Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

Till next time(hope it won’t take me so long to write another post)!

Bye~

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10 thoughts on “JAPAN DIARY: DAY IN YOKOHAMA

  1. Yay, I was really looking forward to an update! You’re definitely braver than I am when it comes to touching a shark – or any marine animal for that matter. To be honest, the sea and everything in it make me nervous. I’d just go for the rides or stick with the garden.

    x Envy

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  2. Oh my goodness!! I’ve been behind with the blogging world!! I’ve missed reading your posts like this! Your photos are wonderful too!

    I would feel sad for the animals too :(!
    I love that you got that snap of the turtle!!!

    Kelly

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  3. Wow! what gorgeous scenery. The Aqua museum looks breathtaking, I’m glad you managed to get some superb photos, for not just to enjoy but a great reminder of what looks a brilliant day! Thanks for sharing girly xoxo
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  4. Wow these pictures are so amazing. I love the garden and the aquarium looks amazing! I’ve always loved aquariums! I’ve been to Georgia Aquarium and there the dolphin show was indoors and photography wasn’t allowed cause the flash could disturb the performing animals, but it had been a really cool show cause the animals were performing with humans (it was a whole stage play). I didn’t get to touch anything though! I think it’s so exciting that you got to touch a shark!
    Thank you for sharing, I had so much fun reading and looking at the pictures!!

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  5. Wow, those photos are so beautiful! I definitely get stuck with aquariums, I love going to see all of the different fish/animals but so many of them look so sad and aren’t living their healthiest lives. The penguins always confuse me, when I’ve visited penguins here in the UK, I can never understand how they’re not ridiculously hot? It’s so cool getting to see them though because you definitely wouldn’t get the opportunity to touch a shark in the wild!

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  6. Yokohama is absolutely one of my favourite places! It’s so beautiful and peaceful. You took some great photos and touching that shark!! OMG I don’t know if I would have the guts to do that.

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  7. The sea paradise sounds like a real paradise. Also I think it’s great how much thought you put into the comfort of the sea creatures. I wish more tourists and travelers were like you.

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  8. Japan looks absolutely lovely! These pictures are absolutely amazing. And you actually touched a shark, that is really awesome! ❤ I hope to taste Sakura icecream one day, have been hearing a lot of good things about it!

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