01.11.2012 - 01.11.2012 -18 °C
For the Japan wind down we headed to Ueno Zoo with our sights set on seeing the pandas. We jollied along to Ueno with 2 Australian girls from our hostel to enjoy the zoo and probably the last bit of sunshine we will see for a while.
Even through a post-sake haze, we were childishly excited about visiting the zoo. We wandered about for most of the day seeing everything from pandas to goats. The seals proved the most entertaining bunch and we spent the longest time watching them lark about.
I think it is testament to how over excited we got that we took over 100 photos. Given that, it is probably best that we show you our day through our photos:
The pandas were particularly excited about our visit:
All that is left for us to do now is the mad pack before we go. Easier said than done for 2 girls who love shopping and are living out of backpacks!
In the last 2 weeks, we have been trying to gather some of the odd signs and sights we have seen in Japan. We will leave you with a photo montage of them before we sign out:
A sign in Nijo Castle gardens
We were disappointed to find out that this was actually quite an up-market cafe with posh nosh
This was actually a clothes shop and not selling as advertised
We weren't 100% sure what this female statue was doing but other passers by were keen to find out:
Always chase dogs with a dustpan and brush:
This was in fact a regular women's toilet and not a directions to a collection of women who look like toilets:
The only amusing thing about our stay at Miyajima Prison:
It's a 5:30am start for us tomorrow to travel homewards. Sayonara to our Khaosan hostel and to Japan! We won't miss sleeping in dorms but we will miss this lovely country.