I really enjoyed my visit to Inokashira park zoo for a bunch of reasons.
I had no idea it was technically 2 parks (the marine park is further into the actual park and definitely worth a visit as it's included in the original ticket price), I saw loads of indigenous Japanese animals (like Tanuki and Kitsune), and was a lot larger than I expected.
The only thing that confused us (and probably wouldn't have if we understood Japanese better) was the asian Elephant. We went into the indoor viewing area/enclosure and there were just written displays. We then saw someone playing violin through a door way and wondered if it was just having a chill out period in a more private area.
Then we went around to the main outdoor enclosure which had loads of people standing around in it, and then the violinist appeared. She stood quite far back so we both kind of assumed they were bringing the elephant out for a meet and greet or something, but no elephant appeared. We then realised that it must have died.
Other than that though, the park was fantastic. So many families enjoying the sunshine and the small fair ground.
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