Thursday, April 10, 2008

More of Beppu

Beppu, and Kyushu in general, knows how to make good use of their natural resourse - natural spring water.
Here and there, you will be able to see small wells/taps where they pump out hot natural spring water. This "water-dispenser" along the roadside offers passerbys a taste of the spring water.

This one below lets you wash your hand and feet in the spring water.
My next stop was the Beppu's Umitamago("Sea EGG") Aquarium, located just along the scenic coastal bay.
As usual, many many fish can be seen in the glass displays
This pic below depicts a very ugly looking worm which hides most of its body in the sand.
This tank consists of hundreds of slim-sized fish. When put together, it looks spectacular.

In the jelly-fish tank(jelly-fish are transparent creatures), they played around with different lightings to give these fishes a different look

Red, green and purple.... and many other colours...
Of course, they also had a dolphin show
Seal show....And they even played games with the fishes.
This is how the game is played. There are 4 fish baits, numbered 1 to 4. A member from the audience randomly chooses one of the 4 baits. If the fish coincidentially bits the bait corresponding to that number, and a card falls out, that participant wins a prize.
Next up was Takasakiyama Monkey Park.
It is know to be a hill full of monkeys.
Many steps leading to the top of the hill.

And YUP, its just monkeys everywhere. Haha.

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