A Return to Cafe Calico

A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without a stop at Cafe Calico in Shinjuku. The cafe is a short ten minute walk from Shinjuku’s East exit. The fee is cheaper than most pet cafes and the staff there (both human and feline) are really friendly. Some of the staff also speak basic English if that’s a concern.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.catcafe.jp/shop_shinjyuku.html

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A Trip to the Zoo

Since the weather wasn’t too cold, I decided to go to the zoo after my weekly Japanese class. The zoo was only a few stops away from my school in Imaike. 

So, after I got my homework assignment from the teacher, I grabbed a snack, and hopped on the train bound for Higashiyama Park.

About fifteen minutes, I was buying my ticket, and entering the park-slash-zoo-slash-botanical garden. Because I got there later in the afternoon, I didn’t have the chance to see everything, but I did enjoy my time there.

I saw some animals, though some of the enclosures were pitifully small for some of the larger animals. I saw a lion, a tiger, elephants, birds, koalas, seals, and a polar bear.

I spent most of my time im the greenhouses, looking at plants, and enjoying the heat. 

All in all, it was worth the six hundred yen admission and I look forward to visiting again, when I have more time, and the weather is a bit warmer.

The zoo is only a two minute walk from the Higashiyama Koen station, which is on the Fujigaoka-bound Higashiyama subway line.

Purfect Portraits

Towards the end of my winter vacation, I took a quick visit to one of my favorite cat cafes in Yabacho. While there, I played with the kitties and tool some pictures.

It had been a while since I had ladt visited an animal cafe, though I did try to visit a reptile one while in Osaka. Unfortunately due to it being so close to the holidays, it was completely booked up.

Each time I do find myself at one of these cafes, I tend to find myself disappointed, since the cats never seem overly interested in us two legged folk. 

One downside to living in Japan is not being able to keep a pet. Besides the logistical bits, such as apartment size and my work schedule, I alway worry about my residence status. If I had to leave the country tomorrow, heaven forbid, what would become of my furry friend?

That’s the thought that kept me from springing for a pet friendly apartment after I moved back to Nagoya.

Yet More Jellyfish

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I was going through my phone, trying to clear up some extra space when I found this photo from the last time I went to the aquarium, during Golden Week. After I found it, I sent it to a friend and he said that I should post it. I laughed it off, saying I probably already did, but after looking through the archives, it seems I didn’t. So, here you are.