Travel: Weird creatures give kids shivers at Kobe sea park

(From Asahi Shimbun)

Some youngsters appeared frightened at the sight of the exotic creatures. Others were in high spirits and shouting things like, “An extraterrestrial!”

It was just another thrilling day for the kids at the municipal Suma Aqualife Park in this city in western Japan.


A 17-meter-long model of a giant squid greets visitors at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe’s Suma Ward. (Toshi Yamazaki)

Here exotic creatures wiggle and float in dark chambers at a special exhibition themed on the deep sea.

The jaws dropped of children on summer holidays as they peered with eyes wide open into fish tanks and specimen bottles. Read more

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