If you missed it, check out my last update for tons of pictures of the Sunshine City Aquarium in Ikebukuro.
Hell yeah! Let's grab our flippy-floppies and get on a boat! It's called the Captain Line, and you can buy a special pass that includes the boat fare and the aquarium ticket price together. The boat ride also includes a great view of Osaka City.
|That's the Universal Studios ferris wheel in the distance.|
Along the way, we passed a pirate ship for some reason. LET'S BATTLE!
At last, we arrived at the aquarium! Here's the entrance:
The aquarium is larger than the one in Ikebukuro, but it's the same price: 2,000 yen (roughly $20). Unfortunately, I forgot to charge my stupid camera before coming, and it crapped out on me partway through. When did it crap out? Right before the adorable otters. Since some of my pictures were taken with the iPhone, and some were taken with a decent camera, I decided to pile all my crappy pictures at the beginning of this post, so that it can only improve as you read it.
Let's start with some super chubby seals!
It was feeding time!
|That sea lion was huge.|
For some reason, the aquarium has a capybara. I really don't know why. For those who don't know, capybaras are the world's largest rodents. That whole thing is a rodent.
It was feeding time for him too!
|The penguin in the back was sitting on an egg!|
The Kaiyukan Aquarium also has dolphins!
And assorted colorful fish:
One of the aquarium's most prized possessions is a whale shark. They're the largest fish in the ocean, hence the name. Not many aquariums can house a whale shark, so it's very cool to get to see one. Unfortunately, he didn't pass by the glass too often.
The whale shark shares his tank with manta rays.
|Duuuuuuuuuuuur. What a goofy face.|
Luckily, the whale shark passed by one more time so I could get a shot of him!
Then I found a fish vortex!
I also found my arch-nemesis: the dreaded jellyfish. Noooooooooooooooo!
|Don't try to lure me in with your adorable colors! I know you're planning to take over the world!|
|You think it's funny being a multi-celled organism without a brain?! Well, it's not! Go back to your home planet!|
Luckily, the cute garden eels made up for the creepy jellyfish.
But soon they were back... and in greater numbers!
The jellyfish weren't the only terrors at Kaiyukan.
|What does this guy want......?|
|N-no... Stay back! Don't come any closer!|
Here's a gentle sea turtle to make things better:
This fish tried to eat that girl for at least five minutes.
And the dreaded jellyfish return.
|NO, THERE ARE TOO MANY!|
|OH THE HUMANITY!|
|That one's adopted.|
I don't want to end this post with conniving jellyfish, so here are some friendlier photos:
Not that sharks are much friendlier...
At least the birds were cute!
I'd like to end this update with adorable river otters! Look at these cute little tubes of fur!
My friends and I had sushi after the adventure. Yes, we are horrible, horrible people.
Anyways, my next update is the big one: the Universal Studios Halloween special. Prepare thine selves!