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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kamogawa Seaworld: A Pleasant Surprise

I went with a group of Filipinos in a yet another "picking" tour last Sunday - blueberries this time. But I've got no pics of the orchard because my friends and I opted not get inside the farm. First, it was raining not just cats and dogs but an entire zoo! (Corny, He he). But the real reason was, we could have the fruits for free anyway, so we just waited outside and robbed those who bought pasalubongs (going-home presents). PGs! :-)


Anyway, the same breakaway group of four also decided to visit the Kamogawa Sea World instead of the cruise where the rest of the busload went. And honestly, I'm quite sure we got the better end of the deal, as Kamogawa Sea World turned out to be fascinating despite the heavy downpour.

As an islander, I could say I am already used to sea creatures. But when I saw the huge and rare animals in the park, I realized just how much I haven't really seen.

Kamogawa SW in Chiba Prefecture is actually not as large as the Sea World in Hongkong that I've been to - but it's compact and complete. Perched right on a scenic beach, it hosts adjacent amphitheaters where dolphin, killer whale, sea lion and beluga shows were being held right after the other.



It also features large aquariums featuring sea life from various climates, from the tropical islands to the polar glaciers (unfortunately we did not see the latter as we were busy escaping the rain). It was there where I saw and stood face to face with the biggest sea creatures I've ever seen in my entire life! They could be the stuff of nightmares if seen in open seas. But since the aquariums allow you to really get close to them, they really seemed like cute cuddly figures.



And yup, there were small fishes too! Honestly, I didn't know that Nemo was THAT small!

13 comments:

Tornadoes28 said...

I went to Sea World in San Diego once along time ago. I prefer Disneyland.

Mariale said...

Huhu... Ala pasalubong berries?

jasperjugan said...

blueberry farm. sounds interesting. what's the name of the place so i can search for it?

yeah, aquariums never fail to amaze me. after seeing different ones from different places, there's always something new!

Abaniko said...

No, what you see are the little children of Nemo - that's why they are small.

BlogusVox said...

The biggest clown fish I've seen was just as big as a small telapia. Pero atty, I think your right. The biggest Sea World in Asia is in HongKong.

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Zweihander said...

Is this the water park where you get to pass under an aquarium? Ang ganda raw nun eh, it seems as if the marina are flying overhead.

the donG said...

those orcas are one of my favorite creatures. i need to ride one of that in the future.

Gypsy said...

I have never been to see a dolphin/killer whale show--dream ko talaga yan..haay.

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Lantaw said...

nice! you brought home marine life photos from a picking trip :D

madbong said...

r-yo, wala bang sirena jan? hehe musta ka na parekoy?