Japan 2017 – Day 5

The main highlight of today was to see and ride the monorail train in Chiba.

Took it to Chiba zoo to see how foreign zoos are compared to Singapore’s. I think Singapore’s has more variety but there are also some species in Chiba’s that Singapore’s does not have.

Anyway, the first exhibit I see is this guy taking a nap.

Then I went on to see other monkey species, birds, land animals. But the most important one of all is the red panda. The world needs more red pandas.

After an hour of walking through all the exhibits, on my way out, I dropped by to check on that guy.

Still napping.

Then I headed off to Odaiba to checkout the Unicorn Gundam.

Went in to Diver City for dinner and window shopping until the next transformation show.

Pretty neat!

After the show, I went to this Oedo Onsen Monogatari place where the characters in the Genshiken manga visited. It’s an onsen theme-park set in the Oedo period.

Lots of tourists here.

And I suspect it’s because there’s so many tourists, the onsen isn’t as hot enough as the other ones I’ve been to.

But besides that, it’s amazing inside. Izakayas and lots of different food places. Huge area with reclining chairs where you can watch TV and take a nap.

Definitely a place I’d like to go again.

From here, I took a free shuttle bus to Tokyo station and then back to my hotel.

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