The World's Weirdest Tourist Attractions

If stately homes, miniature villages or even Disneyland leave you cold, maybe it’s time to try something a little less familiar?

The Ice Aquarium, Kesennuma, Japan

Frozen aquarium

The aim of most aquariums is to preserve marine life, but this place takes the concept that bit further. The attraction, situated in the north-eastern Japanese port of Kesennuma, has around 450 marine creatures that were flashfrozen into ice blocks after being caught by local fishermen and brought to the adjoining fish market. 

Tourists can rent special coats for their trip around the minus 20°C building, which opened in 2002 and features around 80 different species, including squid and crab. But the extreme temperatures mean that visitors aren’t advised to stay for more than five minutes.

Image Sourced: