Friends of ours are flying into Tokyo from Seoul so it gave us a good excuse to go to Tokyo for a couple of days. Since it's at least a three hour drive to Tokyo we wanted to break it up by stopping somewhere for us and the kids to relax. Last week when I was making a post on my blog I randomly came across another aquarium in Japan on the Internet. I asked Eric where it was and he said it was between Shizuoka and Tokyo (plus a little extra driving off the toll). Well, that's settled we'll go there on our way to Tokyo.
On our drive to Enoshima Aquarium, we decided that the city is the San Diego of Japan. Why didn't we know about this place before? If we had, we would have looked for a University there because it is so cool! It was almost like driving through California. Obviously this city is a summer destination because of the mass of crowds walking around heading towards the beach. Made for slow driving once we got close to the aquarium.
We finally found the place and parked under the aquarium for about $2.50 for every 30 minutes. Well, that adds up. Admission was probably one of the more expensive aquariums in Japan at 2000 yen for each adult and even Etta was 600 yen ($20, $6). Oh well, the place looks cool! I knew a dolphin show would be starting in about 30 minutes so that was our first destination. Good thing too because the stadium was already filling up. It was warm out so Eric went to grab ice cream cones for the each the girls and one for Eric and I to split. Mango...mmmm. It kept the girls happy while we counted down for the dolphin show.
A fan to keep her cool
We really enjoyed Enoshima Aquarium. Pricey to get in and to park at, but a lot of fun things to see. The girls had a good time as usual, which makes the trip worth it. After the aquarium we headed for Tokyo. More on our trip to Tokyo soon!