Saturday, October 18, 2008
In Yamanashi we also visited the Omurasaki Center, a large park, garden, and insect museum. The museum featured several bug displays, some live beetles, and a huge outdoor caged area full of native insects. We were a little late in the season to see most of the serious bugs (that might have been to our advantage), but we did find a few crazy guys including this huge praying mantis. My mom was super into them and kept wanting to either hold them or let them hang out on her arms. I can't imagine how crazy this place must be in the middle of summer when all the bugs are in action. I'll have to go back and see next year. Such a cool place and admission is only 400 yen!