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.
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.
Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so afraid of the water. I would really like to float among the wave, seeing where life takes me.
I have no idea what these things are called but they are cool as f*ck!
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.
More jellyfish from Nagoya Aquarium.
After months, I finally went back to that cat cafe I visited earlier this year. I found out recently that it had been closed for a bit due to renovations. It’s now a bit bigger with three cat rooms and a handful of new furry faces. The staff was lovely as always and I made a furry friend, named Atom, who wsd really interested in my socks and phone. I also spoke for a bit with the owner, who is like a mom to the cats and is currently studying English.