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2021 Photo Journal

Yayoi

The dignified queen of the cafe.

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2019 Photo Journal

Tired Lioness

Monday was a holiday, so I went to the zoo. Normally, public places like museums, parks, and sightseeing spots tend to be closed on Mondays, but again because of the holiday, it was open. Instead, those places closed the following Tuesday.

That said, the zoo was pretty packed. It was also a bit warm, so I didn’t go too far. But I did visit the lions, as well as ome of the indoor enclosures.

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2019 Photo Journal

The Best Plan

This week was… interesting. I would like nothing more than to follow this cat’s example, but I’ve much to do this weekend. Ah well….

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2019 Photo Journal

Where’re the Sweets?

At the Rescue Cafe, we could buy snacks and sweets to feed the animals. For the otters, there was a hole into the enclosure where you could hand it to them. Their little hands would come out of the hole and take it, before shoving it into their cute little faces.

These two otters were particularly spoiled and thought they would get treats whenever anyone so much as looked their way. Sometimes, hands would snake out and grab the clothing of passerbys.

This one was disappointed that my phone wasn’t eatable, going so far as to yell at me. Otters are very vocal creatures, it seems.

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2019 Photo Journal

Forest Owl

On Sunday, I went to an animal rescue cafe where we saw all sorts of animals. There were many different types of owls too and this little guy was determined to escape his bonds.

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2018 Kanto (関東) Photo Journal

Ikebukuro Aquarium

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2018 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

Axolotl

Nagoya Aquarium

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2018 Kanto (関東) Photo Journal

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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2018 Photo Journal

Baby Duckies

We met this adorable family at the foodcourt in the Pixar portion of Disneyland. Mama was pretty chill and let us fawn over her little ones.

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2018 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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.