Port of Nagoya Aquarium

Today, we got ourselves some weekend subway passes, and went all over the city.

We started our day by getting lunch at Jinenan, a vegan place that was recommended to us by the chef at Kiharutei, a pork cutlet restaurant with a vegetarian selection.

For 1000 yen, we got a TON of food.

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The meal.

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The dessert.

After eating, we walked around Irinaka a little bit.

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We saw this cute baby crane! He was smaller than a crow!

Next, we headed to Nagoya Port.

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The huge ice cream parfait on the left is called “Unbelievable”, and the one right beside it is called “Never Give Up!” I can’t even imagine how a person could eat this.

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We ended up deciding to visit the aquarium. Here is a killer whale.

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I thought this dolphin was really cool looking.

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A beluga shooting water out of its spout.

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There is also a training area for the dolphins where you can see them do tricks.

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A dolphin jumping.

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I love these cute sand snake creatures.

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There were many displays of coral and starfish.

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There were also about 5 tanks of jellyfish.

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This crab was immense. Like, it could have seriously wrapped me up in its creepy arms. Even creepier, some Japanese lady looked at this crab, and literally said, “Ohh, I’d like to eat that!” WTF, really, lady??? Who says that stuff at an aquarium? This was seriously not the first time I’ve heard a Japanese person talk about eating the animals in a zoo/aquarium, and it freaks me out each and every time.

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These crabs will haunt your dreams.

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This is the fattest starfish I have ever seen.

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The aquarium had super cute turtles.

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This cute little guy (born in August 2013) was absolutely intrigued by his own reflection.

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I never realized how bizarre Loggerhead Turtles were until today.

Well, that’s all for the aquarium!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Mar 23, 2014 @ 03:13:27

    I wouldn’t want to approach that shark!!!


  2. Barbara Lange
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 22:08:24

    Jen, these pictures are super excellent!


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