Hmmm….am beginning to enjoy the city of Kobe, Japan.

When we go for a holiday, its mostly, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka….. these are mega mega mega cities and it drives me nuts just jostling with people on crowded trains, walkways. Whats worse to is hear another native from my own country every 30 mins we walked around town.

Kobe is a little different. People speaks bits and pieces of american accented english which makes my life easier. (Reason being that its the first city to open to international trade more than a hundred years ago) Its also less crowded and gives one a little more personal space.

On this short trip, yes its another 4 hours at most that we have, we decided to go to Oji Zoo !!!! Its also tailing towards the end of the sakura flowers season…shall try my luck !

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Exiting from the Ojigoen station, which is just 2 stops away from the main station of Sannomiya. Alas we were too late, most of the sakura flowers were gone.

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And for the first time, little kids in school uniforms do not get on my nerves. 🙂

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Entry Fee is just Yen 600. Thats ridiculously cheap in expensive Japan. A bowl of noodles is already Yen 600. Thus, I was not expecting much. Maybe what we see is a little bird here and a lion there…… What the hell, we are here already.

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Got this from the Zoo’s Entrance.

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What surprises me was how much animals they managed to squeeze into the place ! There is even a Panda Bear 🙂 The Yen 600 is definitely worth it ! The place is small enough for a nice, comfortable walk and with the cool spring weather……excellent !

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“What ya looking at ?”

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Source :http://www.japan-guide.com/blog/sakura/090402_kobe.html

See the difference 1 or 2 weeks makes ? Argh !! If only i have been here earlier in late March or Early April ?

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The Japanese have such immaculate planning and efficiency that you do not need real people to man the information counters. A few panda bears and a few press of buttons will do.

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A playground for the kids who may get bored of Tigers, Elephants and Snakes.

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This guy has anxiety problems, it was pacing up and down, left and right for the whole time we were there.

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What’s missing  in the Zoo ?

The famous Kobe Cows that gives us the Kobe Beef……would really like to see how they are pampered with massages, beer and classical music

Something for Oji Zoo to think about 🙂 !!!

 

Written by urbanarchiver

Curious about things around me, interested in photography, likes to eat, read comics, cut out newspaper articles, me travel a lot, like to crack lousy jokes, likes to be alone, trying to run a mile in 20 mins, hate chill peppers, crazy for fashion, not enough money, has a Leica, like contradictions.

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