Tokyo: Ueno Park

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We wanted to do something over Thanksgiving weekend since Ezra did get most of it off and our house is pretty empty right now. But we didn’t want to take too big of a trip and end up exhausted, so we picked Ueno Park and don’t regret it! We went to the zoo and science museum, and spent a while walking and sitting enjoying the leaves and nice weather after the previous day’s snow.

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S’s first zoo trip was when she was Ellie’s age. It was so much fun to take her now that she’s old enough to interact with the animals: the elephants and polar bears were her favorite, she roared at the lion and tiger, was scared of the gorilla, was underwhelmed by the long anticipated porcupine, and thought the noises the emu and hippo made were them pooping.

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S was an attraction…

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Science Museum. We enjoyed it more than S, but she loved seeing the “bisaurs” (dinosaurs).
We actually hadn’t planned to go to the science museum. I had heard about a Ninja thing in Ueno Park, so had planned to go to that, but when I pulled it up on TripAdvisor when we were in Ueno it said it was 271 miles away! Apparently there’s another Ueno park near Kyoto, which would explain why none of the Tokyo Ueno Park info had had anything on the Ninja museum. So we decided to check out the science museum.

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Periodic Table of the Elements WITH the elements

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Enjoying lunch in the park before heading home

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