Take a slow, deep dive into marine life

The massive Kaiyukan Aquarium in Osaka is worth a visit.


Island nations have a unique relationship with the sea, and for Japan these connections often manifest themselves through its culture and cuisine. This can make an aquarium visit doubly interesting: Come for the fish, stay to watch the visitors as they admire each tank’s inhabitants with a unique mixture of awe and appetite.

“Look,” says a child, pointing to one of many sea creatures. “It’s beautiful, isn’t it?”

“Oh yes,” says the parent. “Beautiful. And it’s making me hungry.”

Read the entire column at the Japan Times.

Childs Play 20150411 Take a slow, deep dive into marine life

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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