My final week in Japan was spent partly in Tokyo and partly in Onomichi. While in Tokyo I made my way to the Tokyo Sky Tree (which I had never been to before) and headed to the Sumida Aquarium. The reason why I wanted to go there was because of a current exhibition called the Edo Goldfish Wonderland.
As you can guess it is all about goldfish and highlights the festivals of the Edo period.
I must say that I have never seen so many different types of goldfish in all my life. Some were easily recognisable ‘standard’ goldfish, but then there were ones I never knew existed!
At the end of the exhibition there is a cafe were you can order drinks and ice creams. To fit with the occasion I had their Goldfish Soda – a non-alcoholic drink (though switching the soda for champagne would have worked really well) that came in a plastic fish bowl filled with berries, peach slices, jelly, ice and soda. The best part is that you could take the bowl home with you, which is exactly what I did. 🙂
The exhibition was quite fascinating and I thoroughly enjoyed spending my time looking at all the different types of goldfish. If you find yourself in Tokyo over the next month then I recommend stopping in at the aquarium and enjoying a fizzy goldfish bowl while watching the fish swim by. 🙂
The Edo Goldfish Wonderland exhibition
Where: Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo Sky Tree, Oshiage, Tokyo
When: July 1st – September 30th
Time: 9am – 9pm
Website: Sumida Aquarium
An End To One Chapter and Onto The Next…
You have probably guessed it by now, but I am writing this from the comforts of my home in South Africa. I have officially completed my two-year contract on the JET Programme and will now move onto the next adventure in my life.
However, there are still a few things I wish to write about on this blog regarding Japan so do keep an eye out for those in the near future.
And one last thing – thank you to all the readers who have been following me through my two-year Japan adventure, I really appreciate your support. 😀 ❤