We got some half-price mochi at Donkihote the day before :)
And then we headed to Ueno - there was a café with super cute... cakes? It looked like toast bread, but I suppose it must have been a waffle-like dough...
At the beginning of the Uneo park, we designated our meeting place - by the spitting frog.
And then we split up - my roomie went to the museums and I headed to the Zoo. Since I'm a molecular biologist, don't expect me to talk about the animals. I just photographed whatever was cute and cooperated.
There's a gorgeous pagoda in the Zoo too, but it was really hard to photograph since it was against the sun.
When I saw the first panda lying in a way that made it hard to even distinguish the head from the butt, I almost gave up - but then I got lucky with the other bear - so pardon the panda spam.
Just how cute is the gorilla baby? It is sucking on its mom's toe. @(*^ｪ^)@
There's also a cableway between the two parts of the zoo! One journey is 150 Yen for an adult, so I took it.
A naked rat - can't decide if it's cute or ugly. Or so ugly it's actually cute.
Like a boss ∩(︶▽︶)∩
These cute babies were only in pictures - so I took photos of the photos.
My panda-pancake lunch! It was so cute, I couldn't resist. ｡◕‿◕｡
After leaving the Zoo, I still had some time before meeting up with Louise, so I took a stroll in the Ueno park and I saw a very weird flea market.
And a guy with a trained ape. Not sure the animal liked it. (>_<)
And I also did some shopping in the crazy shopping back streets - it looked like a giant, noisy marketplace.
Didn't buy this one, since it's super easy to DIY.
There was a 100 Yen shop, so I got cooking chopsticks and some gifts.
Weird dried fish etc. for my uncle - he likes weird food.