Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan - Osaka

Located in  1 Chome-1-10 Kaigandori,  Minato Ward in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture in Japan , the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ( 海遊館 ) is one of the largest public aquariums in the world. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan details Also known simply as Kaiyukan , the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan was opened in 1990. It is comprised of several habitats where the 500+ species of fish and aquatic animals are distributed.  Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan - Osaka City The Kaiyukan also has 27 tanks in 16 main exhibits. These aquariums hold as much as 10,941 tons of water. The largest tank is 30 feet deep and holds 5,400 cubic meters of water. This tank holds the most famous and biggest fish in the Kaiyukan - the whale shark. Check how thick the acrylic glass in those aquariums are... Thank God it's that thick! Aside from that did you know that the tanks used in the aquariums are made of 346 tons of acrylic glass. The largest single pane measures six meters by five meters by thirt

Japan Diaries: Day 10

Day 10   December 28, 2014 A Visit to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Good morning Japan ! The weather is a bit unpredictable today. It rained a while ago then the sun came out, and then it's raining once again. Although it's a Sunday today, this weather makes planning for a trip hard. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Despite the confusing weather, our morale was boosted when Mr. Toshi cooked a very delicious breakfast for us. In addition to that, the soak in Mr. Toshi's hot tub rejuvenated me and added a boost to my morale.  Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan entrance booth At least I know I'm not a penguin Check out the beautiful facade of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan That afternoon, Mr. Toshi told us that we will be going to the mall with his wife. Little did we know that we're heading to someplace more enjoyable... and that place is none other than the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan . I expected to see only fish but there were also mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles in the Kaiyu

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - Kyoto

Located in  1 Kinkakujicho,  Kita Ward, Kyoto Prefecture in Japan , Kinkakuji ( 金閣寺 ) is a Zen Buddhist temple in the Shokokuji School of the Rinzai sect. It is famously known to English-speaking countries as the Golden Pavilion .  Kinkakuji Kinkakuji Details Formerly named,   Rokuonji   ( 鹿苑寺 ),  Kinkakuji is actually a  sharply  or a Buddhist hall containing relics  from  Buddha.  Kinkakuji 金閣寺 - Kyoto City Kinkakuji was built in 1397 and served as a retirement villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu , the third shogun of Kitayama-den. The villa also functioned as an official guesthouse. Emperor Gokomatsu and other members of the nobility once resided in the villa. The history of Kinkakuji Entrance to the Golden Pavillion, the 総門 /  Salmon  Gate The 舎利殿 (金閣) /  Shari-den after it was burnt.  After the death of Yoshimitsu, his will indicated that the villa is converted into a temple. It was named Rokuonji which was derived from Rokuon-in-den (Yoshimitsu's name for the

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