(Sept 20) Since my flight home left in the evening, I was left with almost a full day to kill in Tokyo. I had never been to Ueno Park, so I decided to check it out.
There are lots of interesting things in the park, but the single most popular attraction is surely the zoo. My expectations were not very high based on my previous experience with Japanese zoos, but in this case I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t quite measure up to one of the top-ranked American zoos (e.g. San Diego, Washington or the Bronx) but given the limited space they have available it is really pretty good.
Pardon me for including yet another home-movie clip, but I can’t resist penguins.
Where is the monorail?
It’s probably the world’s shortest monorail. I didn’t ride it, but it looks like it’s faster to walk. I didn’t bother to take a picture.