On our first day of our mini-vacation, we went to the Ueno Zoo. Unfortunately, it was a Japanese holiday (Culture Day- November 3), and everyone and their mother was at the zoo. It was packed! We had a great time, but we had to stand in line to get a peek at the animals. It was crazy! Jude loved the penguins, polar bears and elephants. I wanted to see the giant panda, but it died in April. So, I was pleased to see the tapirs and gorillas. Here are some pictures from the day. Enjoy!