Beat the heat with Japan’s ice aquarium

Posted on July 11, 2011


This summer when temperatures continue to soar the only activity on everyone’s agenda is to stay indoors addicted to their AC’s.

But now the Japanese can enjoy their summers without blistering in the sun simply by visiting the ice aquarium.

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The Ice aquarium also known as Kori no Suizokan is located in Kesennuma in northeastern Japan and displays over 450 specimens frozen in ice. Lit in light blue, representing water, the aquarium showcases 80 species of marine life. These species are flash frozen when they are unloaded at the Kesennuma port on the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors are advised to wear warm clothing whilst visiting the aquarium as temperatures inside goes below 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

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