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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oct. 29, 2023
Nice to meet you all, NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE! "NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE" is an aquarium with an exterior inspired by a medieval castle in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, and is also called "Nixe Castle". In this first post, here are some tips to help you enjoy NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE! 【 Price Information 】 Advance and general tickets are available to enter the NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE. ▼ Admission Fee ◎ Adults (junior high school students and above) 3,000 yen ◎ Children (4 years old ~ elementary school students) 1,500 yen ◎ Free for infants (3 years old and under) WEB tickets are convenient for purchasing tickets. Advance tickets can be purchased at each ticket site, and in addition to regular admission tickets, you can also purchase "admission tickets with 1,000 yen vouchers" that can be used at restaurants and shops in the park. In addition, the annual passport "NIXE FRIENDS CLUB" and a round-trip bus set ticket that can be boarded from Sapporo are also available. Some ticket sites offer limited-time discounts. NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE Please check the "Fares & Tickets" page on the official website. 【 Access Guide 】 Access times to the NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE are as follows: ◎ For those using a car ・From Sapporo, take the Hokkaido Expressway (expressway) for about 90 minutes. ・Approximately 60 minutes from New Chitose Airport by Hokkaido Expressway ・About 15 minutes from Noboribetsu Onsen ◎ For those who use the bus ・From New Chitose Airport, take the highway bus to Muroran and get off at Noboribetsu for about 60 minutes. ・From Noboribetsu Onsen, take the "bound for Muroran or Noboribetsu Station" and get off at Noboribetsu Station for about 20 minutes. The parking lot is available for 750 cars (500 yen per day) and 20 buses (1,500 yen per day). ※ Please check the official website for details. ◎ For those who use the train ・From Sapporo Station, take the Special Express (Muroran Main Line) bound for Muroran or Hakodate, and get off at JR Noboribetsu Station for about 60 minutes. ・ From Minami Chitose, take the special express train (Muroran Main Line) bound for Ran or Hakodate, get off at JR Noboribetsu Station, about 45 minutes on foot, and walk from JR Noboribetsu Station. 【 Introduction of facilities 】 In the NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE, you can enjoy the creatures in various ways to exhibit them. Here are some of the highlights! The 4th floor of the Nixe Castle is the experience zone! There are three types of touch pools, where you can touch sharks, rays, horseshoe crabs, etc. In addition, the "Goldfish Kaleidoscope", which has been permanently installed since 2017, is a must-see! Mirrors surround the hemispherical tank with a diameter of 100 cm in the main tank, and you can enjoy goldfish viewing in a kaleidoscope-like space. In addition, eight sub-tanks have been installed. The "Aqua Tunnel (Tunnel Water Tank)" on the first floor is also one of the highlights! The cold and warm currents are reproduced in two tunnels, and you can have a valuable experience looking up at the creatures from below. The dolphin pool in NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE is an all-weather pool, so you can see dolphin shows all year round! There will be performances not only of dolphins, but also of sea lions and fur seals! For the time of each performance, please check the "Attraction Schedule" on the official website. At the "Milkyway Pool" in the basement of the sea lion pool, as the name suggests, you can admire a large flock of 10,000 sparkling sardines. In addition, during feeding time, there is a "sardines performance" that collaborates with light and sound. (Twice a day) A flock of sardines undulates and you can enjoy a fantastic sight! The "Penguin Parade" where the penguins of the Penguin Museum march through the park is a popular event! It is held throughout the year. Don't miss the chance to see the cute king penguins, Cape penguins, and gentoo penguins up close! In the outdoor ring pool, you can admire the seal! There is a cavity in the middle of the pool, and it is also called a zenigata aquarium because it resembles the old "sen". It is a mysterious pool full of floating sensation where seal swim smoothly in the ring. After the aquarium, please enjoy the amusement park "Nixland". (Business period for 2023 is until October 15) There is a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, a whale train, and a poltergeist house, so parents and children can enjoy it together. If you want to buy souvenirs to commemorate your visit, we recommend the shops "Little Vikky" and "Atlantis" in the park. There are plenty of cute stuffed animals such as marine life, glassware, etc.! In addition, Hokkaido sweets and Noboribetsu brand recommended certified products are also available. Unique gacha gacha that can only be obtained here is installed in the information! The time required to enjoy the NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE (stay time) is about 2 to 3 hours, and you can enjoy various performances in the park. The castle-shaped aquarium "NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE" is a great place to interact and enjoy marine life. In addition to the ones introduced this time, there are plenty of other highlights such as behind-the-scenes tours and reptile and amphibian houses! We will continue to provide information on NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE and the state of the creatures. Thank you in advance! ■NOBORIBETSU MARINE PARK NIXE More Information■ 【Address】〒059-0492 1-22 Noboribetsu Higashi-cho, Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido 【Phone number】0143-83-3800 【Access】 About 5 minutes on foot from JR Noboribetsu Station 【business hours】9:00~17:00(Last admission 16:30) 【Admission fee】Adults (junior high school students and above) 3,000 yen, children (4 years old ~ elementary school students) 1,500 yen, infants (3 years old and under) free
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Justin Schultz
Feb. 16, 2022
Continuing on from yesterday's post... On the second and final day of our trip we woke up and ate a light breakfast followed by some udon and soba at a nice little restaurant on the way to the Kirifuri Highlands (霧降高原). We were originally planning on hiking up to the observation deck around 880 meters up the mountain, but it proved to be a little farther than we thought it would be an had to stop at around 650 meters as there was a massive staircase to reach the observation deck and not everyone in the group was up for the challenge lol. Not having the proper gear didn't help much either. Most people had on snow shoes and they could easily trek through the snow but wearing just boots or tennis shoes we were a bit under-equipped and decided it'd be better not to overdo it. We got to see some really amazing views and talk to an 85-year-old man who told us what gear we should buy if we're planning on hiking in the snow, about how the dam located on the mountains across from us rises and falls during the day/night, and how this was his ~60th time climbing the mountain but the woman he came with has done it more than 300 times. She had to turn back early that day, but those are some impressive numbers! After enjoying the outdoors we headed over to Nikko Edomura/Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村) and had a blast exploring the theme park. We arrived at about 2pm so we got a nice discount on our all-day passes. Walking around we got to see all of the different buildings that gave the theme park its Edo-Period-feel. We also got to see the oiran procession (花魁道中) which was really awesome as well. It seemed like they tried to make it as accurate as possible too. The way the courtesan walked was in the traditional figure eight style which, from what I've read, is not easily done, so I assume that this is a sort of special type of profession as she was doing it (to my untrained eye) perfectly. One funny thing was that the girls in red in front of the courtesan had to slouch somewhat because they were too tall and the theme park obviously can't employ children to play the role like they would have traditionally. We also got some temporary "tattoos." They got some cute Nyan-mage tattoos and I got a Shinsengumi tattoo lol. After that we watched a really awesome performance inside of the ninja theater, but we weren't allowed to film or take photos so I don't have anything to post unfortunately. It was really cool seeing the ninja actors jumping off of rooves and fighting though. On top of that we also tried out the ninja maze where I was unfortunately the last one to make it out as I got unlucky and hit a dead end at the last part of the maze. This was a really fun experience as there were a lot of hidden and revolving doors that you had to find to escape the maze. We also did the shuriken experience and I managed to get 3/5 but I gave one of my shuriken to my girlfriend in the hopes that she would stick one in the target but unfortunately she wasn't able to lol. I guess I was technically 3/4 because of that. Overall the whole trip was a blast and we got to make some awesome memories out in Tochigi. I definitely recommend it as a travel destination!
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Nov. 15, 2021
[English/Japanese] This time, I'd like to continue my introduction to manners. This time, it's about manners when using leisure facilities. Manners at amusement parks At our Japanese language school, we have field trips several times a year. The locations include amusement parks, zoos, and other facilities. For this reason, we go over the precautions in class before the field trip. In this article, I would like to introduce some of these precautions. Tattoos are more common among international students compared to Japanese. Many leisure facilities in Japan refuse to accept people with visible tattoos. At one Japanese language school, there was a case where a student was not allowed to enter the facility because they did not check beforehand. Some facilities will allow you to enter if you are invisible, so you may want to carry a jacket even in the summer. However, this is not possible in the case of swimming pools, so give up using the facilities. Also, many places prohibit taking pictures using selfie sticks and live streaming of social networking sites. Be sure to check the precautions beforehand before you go. Onsen(hot spring)Manners It is difficult for even Japanese people to understand all the rules and manners of hot springs and public baths. For this reason, I often hear from international students that they have yet to try them because it seems too difficult to know how to enter. So what kind of rules and manners are there in onsen and sento? The first thing you must do before entering an onsen is to take a "kakeyu," which means to pour hot water on your body to remove dirt from your body before entering the onsen. There are also other things to keep in mind when washing your body. In hot spring facilities, the chairs used for washing your body are shared. Be sure to wash the chair well before putting it away when you are done using it. Also, women should tie their hair up when they enter the onsen. Do not put anything other than your body in the hot spring. The same goes for towels. Leave your towel in the luggage area or put it on your head. If it is your first time in a hot spring, be careful not to stay in the hot spring too long. If you are not used to hot springs, you may get sick. Hydrate frequently while bathing. Even Japanese people sometimes forget the detailed rules, so most onsen facilities have written instructions on how to enter the onsen. There are also YouTube videos that show you how to get in and out of the onsen, so please check them out. Manners in the Park Lastly, I would like to introduce the manners of the parks that are closest to us. I often hear foreigners talking about how parks in Japan are not very free. There are sometimes foreign students who get into trouble in the parks, so it is important to learn park manners as well. One of the most common problems I hear about is foreign students taking fruits and nuts from trees planted in the park. The trees and flowers planted in the park basically belong to the park, so you should not take them home. There are also many people who break the branches of cherry trees during the cherry blossom season. There is a Japanese proverb that says, “Fools who cut cherry trees. Fools who do not cut plum trees." If you cut off an important branch of a cherry tree, it may start to rot. Never cut cherry blossoms, no matter how beautiful they are. Also, I am sometimes asked by students if they can play soccer with their friends in the park. In most parks, you are not allowed to use a ball. Therefore, if you want to play soccer, you need to make a reservation at a local ground. For more information, ask your school teacher or a Japanese person close to you. These are just a few of the things I introduced here. Please be sure to check the website of any leisure facilities you wish to use. Our school offers related classes before and after the field trip. It is a popular way for students to deepen their understanding of Japan, not only by playing but also by learning. I hope that everyone will try to learn about Japanese culture from various places in Japan. This time, I will continue to introduce manners as before. This time it is manners when using leisure facilities. Amusement park manners The Japanese school conducts field trips several times a year. Locations include amusement parks, zoos, and other facilities. Therefore, we will check the precautions during class before the field trip. In this article, we will introduce some of the precautions. Tattoos are more common among international students than among Japan people. Many leisure facilities in Japan refuse people who have tattoos where they can see them. In one Japanese school, students were not allowed into the facility because they did not check in advance. If you can't see it, some facilities allow you to enter the park, so it may be a good idea to bring a jacket even in summer. However, in the case of a pool, this is not possible, so give up using the facilities. In addition, many places prohibit taking photos using selfie sticks and live streaming on SNS. Be sure to check the precautions in advance before going. Onsen manners It is difficult for even Japan people to understand all the rules and manners of hot springs and public baths. For this reason, I often hear from international students that they have not yet been able to take on the challenge because it seems difficult to get in. So, what kind of rules and manners are there in hot springs and public baths? First of all, what you need to do before entering the hot spring is "kakeyu". "Kakeyu" is a hot water that is poured on the body for the purpose of removing dirt from the body before entering the hot spring. It also means getting your body used to the hot water by doing "kakeyu". There are other points to be aware of when washing your body. At the hot spring facility, the chairs used to wash the body are shared. When you're done using it, be sure to wash the chair thoroughly before putting it away. Also, if you are a woman, you should tie your hair when you enter the onsen. Please be careful not to get anything other than your body in the hot spring. It's the same with towels. Leave your towel in the luggage storage area or put it on your head. If you are entering a hot spring for the first time, please be careful not to soak in the hot spring for too long. Some people sometimes get sick if they are not used to hot springs. Drink water frequently while bathing. Even Japan people may forget the detailed rules, so most hot spring facilities have precautions for how to enter. Also, some of them are published on YouTube, etc., so please take a look. Park manners Finally, I would like to introduce the manners of the park that is closest to us. I often hear foreigners say that there is little freedom in Japan parks. There are international students who sometimes cause trouble in the park, so be sure to learn the manners of the park. One of the problems I often hear about international students is taking nuts and fruits from trees planted in parks. The trees and flowers planted in the park are basically from the park, so do not take them home. In addition, many people break the branches of the cherry blossoms when the cherry blossom season comes. There is a Japan proverb that says, "An idiot who cuts cherry blossoms, an idiot who does not cut plums." If you cut off an important branch of a cherry tree, it may start to rot from there. Never cut it, no matter how clean it is. Also, students sometimes ask me if I want to play soccer with my friends but can play it at the park. Most parks are not allowed to use balls. Therefore, if you want to play soccer, you need to make a reservation for a local ground. For details, please ask your school teacher or a Japan close to you. These are just a few. When using leisure facilities, please be sure to check in advance. At our school, we offer classes related to before and after field trips. You can not only play, but also learn, so it is popular that it deepens your understanding of Japan. I hope you will learn about Japan culture from various places in the Japan.
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  • International students
  • Study abroad
  • Life in Japan
  • Theme park
  • Hot springs
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