Friday, 24 May 2013

Inokashira Park Zoo

Hello dear readers! How are you?

Back in March I went to do another day of cherry blossom viewing, this time at Inokashira Park. I had another special reason to go there, as you'll find out soon!

First, here's my outfit:
Onepiece, Jacket: Vintage
Hat: corgi-corgi
Bag: Metamorphose
Others: Offbrand

I think it looks a bit Ghibli-esque, which was appropriate as the Ghibli museum is not far from here.

The cherry blossoms were still a bit sparse here, but it was romantic to see the branches drooping down to touch the lake. 

So, here is the main reason I visited:
Guinea pig! And what a handsome one~

At the so-called "Molmott House" you can go in and hold a guinea pig for a few minutes. They were all remarkably good natured. I suppose they rotate the ones that are held so that none of them get stressed. There were hundreds of them, it seemed! I really liked my one, he was a dear little chap and I wish I could have kept him....

I also saw a racoon! Very cute and cunning.

Lovely camelia flower (I think that's what it is....)

Perhaps these are wallabies? Oh dear, I should have posted these when I still remembered all the names....

A magnificent fowl in the bird house, just sitting on the stair rail looking fabulous.

Ice cream! It was such a childish day, zoo and then ice cream....

Look at this dear little squirrel! Japanese squirrels are so small, and it's quite uncommon to see them apart from at the zoo. I saw a wild one in Kamakura the other day though!

This funny fellow may or may not be a spiny echidna *edit- he's an African porcupine. Thank you, clever readers! There were a pair of them living together, one lazy one snoozing in a box and one active one who rushed about all over the place, snuffing at everything as if his life depended on it. Finally he decided to go and wake the lazy one up. He gave him such a fright all his spines stood on end!

All in all it was a lovely day, especially the guinea pig who I will never forget. He was ever so much nicer than the orang utan I held at Singapore Zoo who wouldn't stop picking his teeth and made a dreadful photo souvenir.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Thank you so much for reading and see you again soon.



  1. What a lovely day for the zoo. Your outfit looks exceptionally lovely in this post! How lovely to hold a guinea pig - aren't they just sweet? I love the noises that they make. Those animals you saw, though I know for certain they are not wallabies, I'm not quite sure what they are either! The spiny quilled animal that you saw appears to be a porcupine. Great posts, it sounds like you had a wonderful day!

    1. I agree about the guinea pig noises! I used to have a chestnut-coloured one when I was a child, I still remember his funny soft squeaking.

      I wonder what those not-wallaby creatures are? Thank you for correctly naming the spiky ones!

  2. I really love zoos~ And this one seems to be a lovely one, with fluffly and cute animals, haha <3 It's so cool you can hold guinea pigs (^-^) My favorite are the wallabies-not-really-wallabies, we do have the same in le Jardin des Plantes in Paris, they are so lovely but I always forget their name ><

    1. Yes, they seemed to specialise in the cute and fluffy here! There was an elephant too but she didn't look happy at all so I hadn't the heart to take the poor thing's picture.

      I'm glad you like the mystery creatures, they are very adorable!

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    1. Haha, Pocahontas was my favourite movie as a child so I was really excited to see them!

  4. Oh my goodness, the bird sitting on the stair rail is a kind of exotic chicken! They have one who wanders around free-range at the zoo I live near, and he has just as much attitude as this one! He'll walk up to you, and if you're wearing a lot of blue will start strutting around you trying to "dominate" you. They are so derpy, and also very very endangered! I find it awesome that they seem to always be kept in cage-free areas, it's like they're putting trust in us!

    1. Is it really an exotic chicken? That's hilarious XD

      I'm sorry to hear that they are enangered, it might be their own fault though if they all have such bold tendencies!

  5. The last two pics are of African Porcupine. I love cute photos of animals, and your outfit was super cute, fun post!

    1. Ah, thank you so much! Now there just remains the mystery of the not-wallabies....

  6. Looks like you had a lot of fun ^_^ Your outfit was picture perfect as always! You're so inspiring.

  7. Your outfits are always so wonderful and have such a peaceful feeling. ♥
    As for the not-wallabies, they are actually called Maras! C: They're incredibly cute and I've even seen them in a fancy pet store before.


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