Penguins and Cocowalk Mall
We decided to meet at Cocowalk Mall! I took the streetcar there with some friends.
Inside, I saw this.
I miss bubble tea so much… I used to drink it so much in the states haha!
Then we left to the penguin museum! It was quite a faraway trip, maybe about half an hour? It cost roughly 500yen to get there one way!
We got off here.
There was bit of a long path to get to the actual museum itself, but it was a super pretty walk! There were some scarecrows here hehe.
Here it is!!
We got in for free because of our resident cards eheh. If you ever come here, there are SO many places you can get into for free when you show your resident card!
When we walked in there were all these cute little fishes!! Then this huge tank full of huge fish!!
We kept laughing about how weird some of them looked lol.
There was also a huge tank for the penguins to swim in! They were kept on the second floor, there was only one swimming in here.
Then we went upstairs!
More fishies! And jellyfish! AND PENGUINS.
Tiny baby jellyfish!
This fella waddled over to us.
There were also these guys! Wonder what they were doing…
What an unfortunate looking fish…
I stepped outside because I saw a vending machine (with CALPIS written on the side. I thought it was a vending machine full of different flavored calpis drinks. I was completely wrong and mislead) but there was this GORGEOUS view!
Look at the kids with the penguins!!
We started getting hungry around now and went down another path, and saw more penguins!
The giftshop and food place were really expensive unfortunately lol. But they had narimo!
Then we went to go pet a penguin!! They’re a lot softer than I expected!!
It tried to nip at my friend…
After all of that, we decided that we were all hungry and went back to Cocowalk. One of our friends had never had okonomiyaki, so we went to an okonomiyaki restaurant in the mall! It was the kind where you took off your shoes.
We were a large group so were split into two tables. My table ordered 2 okonomiyaki, and a side dish. (Later we ordered one more okonomiyaki because we’re fatties…)
And this was our side dish. I can’t exactly remember what it was though! I do remember that it was delicious and amazing…
Afterwards we went to go get ice cream. They all Baskin Robbins here 31 flavors. Apparently both names are interchangable in the states (since they advertise having 31 flavors apparently), but in Japan everyone seems to just refer to it as 31 flavors and won’t know what you’re talking about when you mention Baskin Robbins… Funny though, since it says Baskin Robbins right on the logo too!
They had really cute display stuff.
I got matcha ice cream since it’s my favorite!
That was the end of it for today! I found out it costs me 300yen to go from Cocowalk all the way to my bus stop… sigh…