On Saturday I went to the aquarium in Kasai Rinkai Park, two stations from where I live. This aquarium is apparently one of the largest in Japan. The park that it is in is beautiful and right near the ocean. If it wasn’t so hot, I would have walked around a lot more. 土曜日にアパートから2駅の葛西臨海公園にある水族館に行きました。水族館の中で日本最大規模であり、公園は綺麗で海に近いです。あまり暑くなかったら、もっと歩いて回れば良かったと思います。

The aquarium is so beautiful when you first walk in. You have to go down into this glass dome building. Outside the main entrance is an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. 水族館の中に入ると、すごく綺麗です。グラスで建てられたドームに降りて行き、入り口の外に海が見渡せるインフィニティプールがあります。

They have so many exhibits and many young families come to educate their children. I was just trying to relax and escape the heat, so I wasn’t really feeling like educating myself on marine life so I didn’t read many things. I only stayed about an hour, but it was still very calming and fun. 展示会がたくさんあり、多くの若い家族は子供を教育するために行きます。リラックスして暑さを避けてみたかったかので、海洋生物について学ばなく、あまり読まなかったんです。1時間しか行っていませんでしたが、リラックスできて楽しかったです。

My favorite exhibit was the penguin one. There are so many penguins–I was very surprised. There were also baby ones, but they were kept in a slightly different area than the adults. It was fun watching them swim around in the cool water. It is a bummer that their habitat is outside in the blazing sun, but I guess they don’t mind…一番好きな展示会はペンギンの生息地でした。ペンギンが何匹いて、びっくりしました。赤ちゃんもいましたが、大人から離されています。ペンギンたちが涼しい水を泳ぎ回ることを見るのが楽しかったです。炎天下での生息地は残念に思いますが、ペンギンたちが慣れています。

After the aquarium I went back to Shibuya again. I regret going because it was just too hot again and all of the department stores (except Shibuya Hikarie that I’ve been too) are super loud. Shibuya is for young people so they always yell loudly to get people’s attentions about time sales, welcome people into their stores, etc. I thankfully didn’t buy anything because I recently bought a nice dress Friday after work from my favorite brand. They have a store in Akita so hopefully I can get some more stuff when I go since I really haven’t been buying so many clothes this trip. I probably shouldn’t buy too many summer-exclusive clothing though because I will be coming back in the fall/winter and it isn’t exactly super hot where I live… 水族館の後、また渋谷を訪れました。暑過ぎたし、全部のデパート(行ったことがあるデパートの中で渋谷ヒカリエ以外に)がうるさいし、後悔しました。渋谷は若者に対象していますから、店員さんたちがいつもタイムセールの時人の注意を引くために叫んだり、「いらっしゃいませ」と叫び声をあげたりするのです。金曜日に仕事の後好きな店でドレスをもう買いましたから、渋谷で何も買わなく、この店が秋田にもありますからまたそこから何かを買えるといいんです。夏がもうすぐ終わりますから、夏っぽい服をあまり買わなかったらいいでしょう…

I just realized how aesthetically pleasing this post is because of all the blue photos. Thanks for reading! 


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