Friday, June 05, 2015

A visit to Ueno and Akihabara

Kricel wanted to see the panda in Ueno Zoo ... so i took her and her mom to Ueno.
After that ... my sis wanted to buy her phone battery charger  ... so i took them to Akihabara.

Here's our escapades!


A district in Tokyo's Taitō Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Park.
Ueno Station

We had our lunch in Fam's House, a grill and diner restaurant near Ueno Station  

UENO PARK is a large public park next to Ueno Station in Central Tokyo.


Kiyomizu Kannondo was originally built in 1631 as part of Kaneiji Temple. Its design, including a wooden balcony extending from the hillside, was inspired by Kiyomizudera in Kyoto

The temple is home to an image of Kosodate Kannon, the goddess of conception, and is particularly popular among women hoping to have children.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine was built in 1616 and is one of numerous shrines across the country that are dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo Shogunate. The Ueno Toshogu Shrine used to be incorporated into Kaneiji Temple until 1868. Major renovation works were completed in 2013.

Opened in 1882, Ueno Zoo is Japan's oldest zoo. Its most popular residents are giant panda bears, which first moved here in 1972 on the occasion of the normalization of relations between Japan and China. The zoo temporarily had no pandas after the death of Ling Ling in 2008, but received two new baby pandas in February 2011.

Ameyoko Shopping Street


Akihabara is Tokyo's "Electric Town", located on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward. The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at reasonable prices. This area is also known as the "Gamer's Mecca" and has in recent times become strongly identified with anime/manga (cartoon) subculture, with the legions of otaku geeks traipsing down on weekends known as Akiba-kei. 
 Akihabara at night

Maids promoting maid's cafe

Kricel enjoying Sanrio goods 

 Snack time??? Dinner i guess!!! 

Emily and Kricel's first King's cup noodle!  
ate Sachan from her work ... otsukaresama deshita! 

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