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Whale sharks and fugu fish

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on the subway to the Aquarium
Today I went to the aquarium. Bought the one day Kaiku pass for both the subway and the aquarium for 2400 Yen, a few yen cheaper than the single ticket approach. Took the subway to the Osaka Harbor, and it was another 10 minute walk to the aquarium. The aquarium was organized as many subsecctions corresponding to the ring of fire of the Pacific Ocean. The most popular attractions are the two whale sharks who live in the main tank. It's a big tank, but still it was sad to see such maginificant creatures limit their roaming range. It took about 2 hours to finish the aquarium.

The Suntory museum right next to the aquarium didn't have the gallery open today, a new show starts tomorrow, so I passed on that and its IMAX  theature. I grabbed a simple lunch and headed back, it started to rain so I canceled my Osaka castle trip, because my feet were hurting from several blisters.

For dinner I met up with my parents in Dotonbori, a very popular tourist destination food street and shopping area, and tried some of those puffer fish cooked in many different ways. It tasted different from regular fish, but I don't think I would die for it! We all survived the feast and went back to the hotel for an early rest.
portia says:
we are glad too!
Posted on: May 26, 2009
sylviandavid says:
I was surprised at how many ways it is prepared....
Posted on: May 22, 2009
sylviandavid says:
Glad you survived your puffer feast.... Sylvia
Posted on: May 22, 2009
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on the subway to the Aquarium
on the subway to the Aquarium
near the aquarium, a ferris wheel …
near the aquarium, a ferris wheel…
approaching the aquarium
approaching the aquarium
Here it is, the Osaka aquarium Kai…
Here it is, the Osaka aquarium Ka…
aquarium and the Suntory museum
aquarium and the Suntory museum
two woven whale sharks on the way …
two woven whale sharks on the way…
the first exhibit, is wrapped arou…
the first exhibit, is wrapped aro…
Diver and ray
Diver and ray
cute little otters sleeping
cute little otters sleeping
penguins
penguins
dolphins
dolphins
pacific white sided dolphin drinki…
pacific white sided dolphin drink…
they like drinking the water
they like drinking the water
the dolphins were drinking the wat…
the dolphins were drinking the wa…
in the big tank, 2 whale sharks re…
in the big tank, 2 whale sharks r…
whale shark and his friends
whale shark and his friends
whale sharks are major attraction …
whale sharks are major attraction…
a smaller fish swims under the wha…
a smaller fish swims under the wh…
sign showing the sizes of the 2 wh…
sign showing the sizes of the 2 w…
closer look at the smaller fishes …
closer look at the smaller fishes…
special bathroom with mother and c…
special bathroom with mother and …
special sink does water, soap and …
special sink does water, soap and…
Dotonboris famous crab decor outs…
Dotonbori's famous crab decor out…
eating fugu sashimi on pieces of c…
eating fugu sashimi on pieces of …
grilled fugu
grilled fugu
ingredients for the fugu hotpot
ingredients for the fugu hotpot
using a paper pot in a bamboo bask…
using a paper pot in a bamboo bas…
the menu, showing the restaurant n…
the menu, showing the restaurant …
a well lit side street at Dotonbori
a well lit side street at Dotonbori
look down another street with 4 fu…
look down another street with 4 f…
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