Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

So, today we went on a mission to admire some sakura (cherry blossoms). The websites claimed that the spots we chose would be good for this time of year, but SURPRISE! It was all a lie. Luckily, the second place we headed was Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, so even though there were no sakura, there was at least something to do!

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This was our Saint Patrick’s Day meal. I made roasted Brussels Sprouts, Colcannon, and Seisage!

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This cute koala is right outside Higashiyama Koen Station.

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A shot of the zoo.

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A beautiful black swan.

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This zoo mascot was super creepy.

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There was this really cute baby elephant.

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This is a cute donkey!

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Cute lion lovers!

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Another cute one of the lions!

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I really think zebras look like lovely My Little Ponies.

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South American flamingos.

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There were multiple types of penguins.

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The penguin is totally stalking this crane.

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Rock hopper penguins!!

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Sleepy sealion!

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Super cute sealions!

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Cherry blossoms.

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We also went to the botanical gardens and green house. There were not many plants outside, but the green house was nice.

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Cool flowers.

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Tropical Flowers.

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Mom giraffe says, “Um, it’s snowing. Let’s stay in.”

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My foot itches!!!

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A beautiful Malaysian bear.

Well, that’s all for the zoo!
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After the zoo, we went to Freshness Burger and got veggie burgers! We were so excited! They were yummy.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 04:30:14

    Very nice pictures, looks like a fun trip!

    Reply

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