we took JR train from JR ikebukuro station to JR ueno station, which is just 8 stations apart. and we went there with teshy's friend, mujigae-san. she is so nice, although it's a little bit hard to communicate (sometimes we even have to use google translate OTL) but.. whatever. hehe.
JR ueno station
the first thing we saw was starbucks ueno park! we were dying to try sakura latte/frappucino and yes finally we're able to taste it! i had sakura chocolate frappucino with strawberry flavor topping, tall size, for 510 yen. and it's really niceeeeeeeeee, the best frappucino i ever had in my life lol.
my sakura frappucino!
and there were sakura (or cherry blossom) trees outside starbucks too so we were a bit high and excited cause... it's sakuraaaaaaa. you can't see it in malaysia! lol. took a few pics then we headed to ueno zoo, which is also located in this ueno park.
with sakura tree
ueno zoo's entrance fee is only 480 yen (~ rm 15.70) for foreign tourist! cheap is it? just show your passport :) i'm not really a big fan (?) or animal lovers but i enjoyed this zoo trip too (a bit~ lol) cause there's panda & polar bear!
seeing the real panda for the first time in my life lol
then we back to stroll around ueno park again (when we're supposed to catch time and head to the next stop but this place is too breathtaking we can't leave this place too soon~ lol)
it's so beautiful i wanna be here again in.. spring? ㅠㅠ
this ojisan just use his umbrella with sponge attached to it, and a bucket of water to make an awesome floor art!
one of his floor arts kkk
statue of the imperial prince komatsunomiya akihito
how to go to ueno park/ueno zoo:
1. get off at JR ueno station
2. ueno park is located just in front of park exit
coming up in my next post - day 1: asakusa. til then, bubye~