a bit of Kyoto
Kyoto Aquarium was opened in March 2012. At the time we visited the aquarium, it had only been opened for more than five months.
Why was such an aquarium built in Kyoto? You know, Kyoto is a place very traditional. There is no room to fit in a modern aquarium.
Kyoto Aquarium is a comparatively small aquarium, in particular if you compare it with the nearby king-size aquarium, Kaiyokan in Osaka. Having said that, I would undoubtedly rank Kyoto Aquarium as one of my favourites (towards the top end indeed) : Seeing how this aquarium is designed and built, you will gradually notice how beautiful and delicate this lovely aquarium is.
Inside the aquarium, there is a pretty Kyoto-style garden. But if you look closer, you can see there are small bits and bits of Kyoto everywhere.
Maybe that's the reason this aquarium is in Kyoto, and why I like it so much.