Get Ready To Chill Out At Japan's Ice Aquarium


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Visitors and residents trying to escape the sweltering summer heat of Kesennuma, Japan, now have a perfect place to visit - The Kori no Suizkukan or Ice Aquarium, where the temperature is maintained at a bone-chilling -20 degrees Celsius.

Located inside the Uminoichi seafood market, the aquarium packs about 450 species of marine life that include all kinds of fish, mini octopuses and even crabs, all neatly arranged inside large columns of ice.

While the life-like fish seem to be swimming, they are all flash frozen, allowing visitors to gaze at them for as long as they want, without the marine life flitting away - that is, if they can handle the cold for that long. For despite being provided with special parkas to keep warm, most visitors are freezing within minutes, after they get there. To make people feel like they are underwater, the aquarium is lit up with pale blue lighting.

In keeping with the ice theme, a local refrigeration company, sells 'ice art' souvenirs, that range from bottles of sake to action figures, and even bouquets of flowers, all wrapped up in containers of ice!

And, if seeing all these fish makes them hungry for some sushi, there is an excellent Sashimi restaurant located right next to the aquarium - Bon Appetit!,,

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  • wolfieland
    wolfielandFriday, April 23, 2021 at 8:02 am
    Why would they do that-
    • ilovetacoslol
      ilovetacoslolSaturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:58 pm
      Cool- I guess
      • ghost_dk_diemx
        ghost_dk_diemxSunday, September 1, 2019 at 6:33 pm
        The ways of life... ;'<
        • AnimeK-poploverWednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm
          the fish are already dead, the people are not cruel.
          • TURTLEThursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:10 am
            Why would they do that to those poor fish
            • fishWednesday, December 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm
              Those poor fishys
              • weallyWednesday, September 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm
                that so cruel
                • ParthFriday, August 26, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                  😱😱😱😱😭so sad
                  • paige#dabasketWednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:23 pm
                    • FishManThursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:01 am
                      wow thats so said ='{ ='{ ='{