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Tokyo: A Morning at Ueno Zoo

For our first morning in Tokyo — our second day in the city — we went to the Ueno district.

Ueno Park
Ueno Park

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Edison and Angel came prepared, of course.

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But first, a Ueno fashion shoot!

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Now, we had a choice between the Tokyo National Museum and Ueno Zoo. Now, as you will see, the idea of seeing pandas won.

Our zoo visit was spent rushing from one enclosure to another, wherever there was roof, because it was drizzling all morning. However, there were students having their field trip that morning, too, and they seemed not to care about the rain as much as we did. Later on, after a couple of rainy mornings, we realized that we shouldn’t care so much, either (after taking paracetamol, of course, just in case).

We hung out with this excellent example of fauna before the zoo opened.
We hung out with this excellent example of fauna before the zoo opened.

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I feel a sort of kinship with that lazy ass bear.
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Imagine this lion devouring a chunk of meat…then staring up at you. What a thing of beauty.
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Gorgeous.

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