Dead Goldfish

If you ever have a desire to see a bunch of dead and dying goldfish floating in rusty tanks filled with brackish water, look no farther than the Katsushika-ku Kingyo Tenjijo (Katsushika Ward Goldfish Exhibition Area) in Mizumoto Koen. I thought a goldfish exhibition center might be photogenic, and I guess it was, but not quite in the way I expected. This is quite possibly the most depressing tourist attraction I’ve seen in nearly 15 years in Japan, and I write about it here only as a warning not to go. Despite the rather unpleasant smell and the dead fish, it seems quite popular with kids, though.web analytics

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  1. Conall
    Conall says:

    Wow. I find it hard to believe this is a tourist attraction at all, but it certainly isn’t something one sees every day.

    I have never been to Japan, but I find your site quite interesting. Definitely a great opportunity to catch a side of the country that I probably wouldn’t see even if I did visit, unless I stayed for a very long time. Thanks for posting. I will be checking back…..


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