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.
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.
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)
- 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.
- 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.
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)!
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