Tokyo’s Ueno Park & Pure Randomness

Tokyo’s Ueno Park is filled with weirdos.  It’s why I love it.

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Every major city has its main public park.  There are famous parks like NYC’s Central Park, Chicago’s Millennium Park, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and Los Angeles’ ‘I Hope You Find A Place To Park’.  Tokyo is no different from the rest of the world except they have a shit load of parks.  No lie.  They probably have close to 10 major parks.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

When I was at Ueno Park, I saw a bunch of random things to last me a lifetime.  There was a baseball field.  There was a zoo.  There was a museum.  There was a few temples and shrines.  There were restaurants.  There were street vendors.  There was a food festival.  And then there were grown men in their underwear chatting holding up a shrine.

[irp]

The grown men chanting at Ueno Park
The grown men chanting

I have a friend who is originally from Tokyo.  I asked her about the grown men chanting in underwear and she gave me a dumbfounded look.  She said she usually stays away from Ueno Park cause it’s full of weirdos.  Well, that explains her judgmental tendencies and the grown men chanting in their underwear.

The other parts of Ueno park
The other parts of Ueno park

Lastly, Ueno Park is a really nice and interesting place to walk through.  It’s probably the most diverse place in the world in terms of people with different hobbies.  It was a perfect place to take pictures.  The best description of Ueno Park would be that it’s an M&M bag mixed with Skittles.

Ueno Tōshō-gū
Ueno Tōshō-gū

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