Monday, October 18, 2010
A good way to spend a Sunday morning in Japan is to visit the Ueno zoo.
The zoo, founded in 1882, is the oldest and most famous in Japan, and is home to over 2600 animals.
Currently the most popular areas are the gorillas and bear, due to the cute baby gorilla and bear born this year.
There are two historical structures inside the zoo, a tea house built in the 17th century and a five-stories pagoda, built in 1631. Additionally there is a Thai pavilion, a gift from the Thai government.
There are farm animals in the “fureai” or touch area, where children can touch the animals.
The zoo due to his convenience is always crowded, so arriving early or in weekdays is recommended.