July 2008, my friend and I went to YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE. It is a leisure island. It is located at the tip of Yokohama Bay and is a new generation style amusement park. It is the home of one of the top aquariums in Japan. Over 500 different varieties of fish with more than 100,000 sea creatures in all. It is one of the largest Aquariums in Japan. There is an immense three-story aquarium filled with thousands of tropical and fresh water fish. (That's what their pamphlet said).
view from the train station
We paid for a 1 day ticket pass where we could access all the attraction in the park which are Aqua Museum, Marine Mammals show, Dolphine Fantasy, Fureai Lagoon and Pleasure Land.
happy feet penguins
fish with legs (super weird looking fish)
After we tour the museum we headed to the aqua stadium where sea lions, dolphins, penguins and white whales will show their amazing tricks.
dolphins are having a race
When the marine mammal show ended, we had our lunch and go straight to Dolphin fantasy. Dolphin Fantasy is an tunnel shaped-like aquarium with dolphins swimming both beside you and overhead. At the end of the tunnel is a cylindrical tank where there is a 360 degree view of the white whale which sometimes swim right up to the glass.
inside the dolphin fantasy
dolphin swimming with the fishes. I think those are their foods.
A while later, when we got our fills of fishes and dolphins, we decided to try the rides in Pleasure Land. Pleasure Land is the section of the park with amusement rides such as aqua ride, blue fall, viking, surf coaster and a lot more.
|Aqua Ride ( its like rio grande in Enchanted Kingdom)|
|while waiting for our turn|
|blue fall ( free-fall from a height of 107 meters)|
|our smiles hide our fear|
|oh no! here it comes..|
|and our reaction after the fall...|
|in line for surf coaster|
|not scary anymore, since we already tried the Blue Fall..|
|they did not let us girls to control the boat.. :(|
|fureai lagoon :D|
|dolphin.. I really want to take it home.. soo cute!!!|
|patrick star.. haha|
|inside fureai lagoon|
|Fureai is so amazing.. got to touch the whales, the dolphins, the sea lion, and the star fish.|
|sea lion is having a show. she's about to kiss the little girl.|
|full view of surf coaster|
|restaurant by the bay|
|wall of dolphin fantasy|
|it is actually made of small tiles.|
|cute right..? ^_^|
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise