1. Woke up and got ready and checked out of our place and headed out on my solo journey to the aquarium.
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    Google maps told me to take a train and switch to the subway but I was confused when buying tickets and a kindly older lady helped me and told me to take the subway instead. I SHOULD have listened to her about the one day pass, too, but I got cocky and forgot I'd have to take the subway to a train station later to go to Kyoto.
  2. The area around the aquarium had a lot of attractions like a mall and a giant Ferris wheel and a Legoland.
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    It's right by the cruise ship port, I discovered.
  3. I ate a curry bread waiting for my train also.
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  4. I got this bear bread too and took a pic before it got smushed and then ate the ears to peek inside.
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    I thought it was red bean but to my delight when I got to Kyoto, it was chocolate pudding!
  5. Yay aquarium!
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  6. I got there at 10:30 and the line for tickets took thirty minutes. For reference it opened at 10 😱
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  7. They have whale sharks! All my pics of the whale sharks are apparently on my camera so here's a whale shark sculpture.
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  8. I saw the sea otter getting fed!
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    They also have river otters.
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  11. Hooray penguins!
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  12. It was so crowded! I think this was at the dolphin tank. They were doing feeding and training so it was very popular.
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  13. The big tank in the middle is HUGE. Basically once you get to it you loop down and around in a spiral and see it from all different angles and heights. Same with many of the other tanks.
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  15. Sunfish!
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  16. A friendly seal
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  17. Big crabs
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  19. More penguins!
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    It's really a large aquarium and these are just a few pics. It was really nice!
  20. I couldn't resist an otter bolster pillow from the gift shop!
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  21. I went into the mall next door and ate at Wendy's! It was very similar to the US flavor although they had a lot of different and interesting menu items. Also they had great dipping sauces for the fries like garlic mayo and avocado mayo.
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  22. I then hung out in Namba Walk, an underground shopping area, for a while to wait for my husband and his brother.
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    His brother lost his bag with passport and rail pass on their food tour but managed to get it back.
  23. Took the train to Kyoto after that.
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  24. Kyoto Station
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  25. Butter shoyu fries.
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  26. We then went out to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
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  27. It was still cool even though it was getting dark.
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  28. Next we went to a ramen place and also ordered gyoza.
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    At this point my legs felt close to giving out. My "light day" sort of backfired especially because I couldn't find anywhere to sit while waiting for the guys. I didn't take the aquarium slowly enough either because I thought they'd be finished much earlier.
  29. We had shoyu ramen and it was really good! Then we took a cab back to our Airbnb and I slept and vowed to take the next day light.
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