A Japanese Adventure
An online journal
We decided to take this lazy day as an opportunity to revisit parts of Ueno that we missed on our first trip there. We knew we wanted to go exploring the park more, and visit some of the many museums located there. With Joe being such a lover of dinosaurs, our first stop was obviously the National Museum of Nature and Science.
Lunchtime was calling, and that obviously meant more ramen. We found a lovely place at the bottom of the steps at Ueno station, which we later discovered to be a chain of ramen restaurants in Japan (at this point desperately wishing the UK had chains this good!). Stuffing our faces with ramen, gyoza and rice meant was my favourite past time in Japan, and how could it not be when the food was this good?! Joe had black sesame pork ramen, while I had the white miso ramen. Even looking at this photo makes my mouth start watering!
After our last Ueno visit, I was desperate to go on the swan boats at Ueno park, and this time I managed to drag Joe on them. It was such a lovely experience, with the lake being full of couples on rowing boats and beautiful pastel paddleboats. A great way to settle your stomach after the amount of ramen we had just inhaled (until I decided to perform sweet donuts in our swan boat)!
After a walk around Ueno, popping into shops and having a general mosey, we took the train back to the hotel for an early night of Japanese tv, Kirin IPA and ume fizz, and the many sweets we had bought in Odaiba the previous day.