Me annoying a goat in the kids zoo.
Ueno Zoo was somewhere I'd managed to miss the first time I went to Tokyo. I'm so glad I went this time around! The zoo is MASSIVE and has lots of animals I'd never seen before. It's also in the middle of Ueno Park which is completely beautiful and has a few shrines in it so you can make a whole day out of it. I was also really pleased (and slightly proud of myself) that I managed to find my way to an epic toy shop called Yamashiroya I vaguely remembered visiting last time I was there. It's 7 floors or so of just pure amazing, Japanese craziness.
Anyway, on to more cute (and scary) animals from the zoo. The crocodile was amazing and so bloody creepy.
This bird terrified me and I hate it.
And some cute (as is always the case in Japan) food from the zoo.
Anyway, enough animals (for now). You'll probably see a lot of Shrines in Tokyo but if you're anything like me you'll never tire of them. They are always amazing and calm and just an absolute haven in the middle of such a busy city.
Next I wanted to share some photos from Ikebukuro and Shibuya. Ikebukuro is the prefecture of Tokyo I stayed in last time I was there and I have a certain fondness for it. It's also home to Sunshine city, a 60 story skyscraper with shops, an aquarium and an observation deck. I think seeing the views over Tokyo at night from the top was a moment I'll never forget in my whole life. Just wondrous, it's such a massive city you can't even see how far it goes on for. And football pitches on top of buildings! Amazing.
Of course there's a souvenir shop on the top floor. I kind of wish I had bought these now.
Sunshine city also has Namja town in it, a theme park of sorts. It has lots of Japanese games that I couldn't understand because there was no English, but it's really cool to walk around in, it's cheap and there's part of it that's called Ice cream world. Sold. There's also a whole part of it dedicated purely to gyoza, one of the most wonderful foods in the world.
That's chicken ice cream. CHICKEN. With bits of chicken in it. They have any ice cream flavour imaginable, sea urchin, garlic, squid. Who knows why. The chicken was disgusting. I had some strawberry flavoured snow as well though which was delicious.
GYOZA! ALL THE GYOZA! Amazing.
Lastly here's some photos of Shibuya. It's where all the teenagers hang out and it's just generally mental. Brilliant though, you might recognise the Hachiko crossing from Lost in Translation.
Tempura and cocktails in Shibuya. Nom.
Anyway, I thought this would be the last post but I still have a few more photos to share. One more and that'll be me back to regular blogging! I feel a bit bad clogging the blog up with travel photos instead of outfits and baking, but I just love this bloody city and want to share it with you all. Also I work a lot now, I do three days in the office, two days in my retail job, one minding my niece and then the day I have off I do work on a film festival on the evening. Loving it, but it means less time for nice outfits and the like! I do have some coming up though. I may have bought the most beautiful bag ever and I want to share photos.
Oh and before I forget, I need 2 more followers to reach 1000 and then I can do my next giveaway...and generally just be awed that people actually read this little blog of mine! Which if you hadn't noticed yet, is a .com address now! Well, back soon! Hopefully I won't leave it two weeks this time. Bye! x