The weather was going to be a perfect mild sunny fall day, so we decided to take Ellie to the Ueno Zoo.Â I had been there by myself during our last trip. Â The admission was only 4 bucks. Â I figured, how could I not go?Â But we never made it to the zoo.Â Ellie napped after we ate lunch, and instead, we visited this section by the Ueno station called Ameyayokocho.Â It’s a few streets filled with all kinds of shops.Â Food markets, shoes, watches, beans, dried fruit, clothes, touristy t-shirts, all kinds of stuff.Â I guess this section was popular with the Americans after the war, and that’s how it got it’s name.Â It’s a pretty popular area and has a lot of tourists, so I fit right in.
Once Ellie woke up, it was too late to make it to the zoo, so we walked through Ueno Park and looked at a small shrine instead.Â They had a memorial for the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings there which I found to be very moving.Â There is always a tranquil quality to all the temples and shrines that is very calming to me.Â I just kind of want to sit and be quiet, watch, and think.
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Pretty interesting pics from the fish market.