Johnny’s Take Away, Nara

Johnny's Take Away, Nara

There is a tiny restaurant in Nara, Japan called Johnny’s Take Away. This place is a gem, they make the BEST karaage (Japanese fried chicken).

Wee Dog at Johnny's Take Away, Nara

Not only is the chicken amazing but there is also this wee dog who sleeps in a baby stroller!

Papillon at Johnny's Take Away

This little guy will wait in his stroller until something of note happens, then he will emerge in his finest jumper to investigate (note he has easy access to all his toys, stored in the bottom of the stroller).

Papillon Dog, Johnny's Take Away, Nare

This little Papillon is eager to please and has a wide variety of flawless tricks that he will perform under the careful watch of his owner.

Tiny dog at Johnny's Take Away

The food at Johnny’s is amazing the company even better, you will be happy you went.

Johnny's Take Away with Dog

So when you are in Nara, check out Johnny’s you will take away new friends and full tummies!

 

Nara: The City of Deer

Nara Deer

The deer of Nara Park are one of its most defining features.

Nara Deer Toys

Wild deer roam Nara Park while stuffed deer frolic through the shops.

Nara Deer Warnings

She looks harmless enough.

Tiny Hippo in Nara Park

I am sure there is nothing to worry about, the deer look so cute.

Nara Park Deer Fall

Here comes one now, what a rare treat!

Deer and a Tiny Hippo in Nara

Why hello, what long eyelashes and whiskers you have, madam.

Tiny Hippo and Deer

Oh! I did not see your friend behind me, you must forgive my rudeness at not complimenting both of you fine ladies this lovely morning.

Tiny Hippo Surrounded by Nara Deer

Sir, things are getting a bit cramped in here, please wait your turn, I know the moss is delicious in this area.

Tiny Hippo with Nara Deer

Great jumping jellybeans, they’re everywhere!

Nara Deer Crackers

Yes, that’s it, distract them with your crackers!

Tiny Hippo Rescued From the Deer

Thank you, kind lady, you have saved me from a horrific fate.

 

Tiny Hippo Explores Nara Hotel

Nara Hotel Driveway

This is Tiny Hippo reporting to you from Nara Hotel, a 1909 luxury hotel. Join me while we explore!

Tiny Mail Box Nara Hotel

This is a very small box, just for Tiny Hippos

Nara Hotel Lounge

Now we enter the lounge used by all the fine ladies and gentlemen

Tiny Hippo Plays a Game

There are game tables, now if someone could explain the rules I am sure I would be quite good at this.

Twin Room in Nara Hotel

This is my glorious room, they gave me two beds, how posh!

Nara Hotel Tea Room Fall

The tea room looks out over the gardens.

Tiny Hippo with Flowers

I enjoyed the fresh flowers while I was waiting for my tea, someone may have eaten them…

Tiny Hippo Dines at Nara Hotel

This is mine. I know they gave me two forks, but don’t get any ideas!

Nara Hotel Grounds

After my tea, I wandered around the hotel’s grounds.

Path at Nara Hotel

There is a charming path that leads down to a lake full of ducks

Bar at Nara Hotel

This is the bartender, you can tell by his white suit

Tiny Hippo with Shirley Temple

I ordered a Shirley Temple, it came with this strange tiny spoon, I wonder why. Well, that is the end of our tour of Nara Hotel, I highly recommend you visit!

Travel Tip from a Tiny Hippo

I am leaving Tokyo and I am on my way to Nara, the city of deer, I hope they like me!

The Shinkansen or bullet train is an ideal way to travel in Japan. The ride is very comfortable, punctual, and there always seems to be a train when you need one.

The shinkansen or bullet train is an ideal way to travel in Japan. The ride is very comfortable, punctual, and there always seems to be a train when you need one.

Mount Fuji from Bullet Train

Relax, nom on a snack, and enjoy the views as you travel across the country without a care in the world. Behold, Mount Fuji in the distance!

See you in Nara, for more adventures in Japan click here.

Harajuku and a Tiny Hippo

Rabbit Mannequin in Harajuku

For great people watching in Tokyo, I head to Harajuku

Tiny Hippo Finds a Hiding Place

I like to find an out-of-the-way place where I can watch the crowds without getting trampled, don’t mind my assistant.

Tiny Hippo Hides

Once I am safely tucked away, let’s wait and see who will come along.

Waldos in Harajuku

Oh oh look there, a group of Waldos!

Sailor Moon

Here we see Sailor Moon handing out some moon candies

Harajuku Girl

This Harajuku girl is sporting the cutest of all bunny bags

Harajuku Girls

And last but not least, these rad girls nom on some pastries while strolling (do the kids still say rad?)

This is Tiny Hippo reporting to you from Harajuku, Tokyo. For more of my Tokyo adventures click here, see you next time!

Tiny Hippo Has a Rest

Edo Print Light

Break up the trudge of sightseeing with some relaxing moments

Swan Boat Shinobazu Pond in Ueno

Watch people pedal around in giant swan boats on Shinobazu pond, very relaxing

Koi

Contemplate the koi fish at Sensō-ji temple, they will be interested in you too

Tea and Cake in Tokyo

Indulge in tea and cake in Harajuku, nom nom nom

Cat Subway Train, Tokyo

Best of all, finish the day with a ride on the allusive cat subway car

Cat Subway Train, Tokyo

Seriously, the whole car is full of cute photos of cats, you can’t help but be happy!

For more on Tiny Hippo’s trip to Japan click here.

Tiny Hippo Visits Mori Art Museum

Tiny Hippo at Mori Art Museum Tokyo City View

I went to Mori Art Museum and had lots of fun.

Tiny Hippo Tokyo City View

On the Tokyo City View Sky Deck even the tiniest of hippos can feel like king of the world.

Cafe at Mori Art Museum Tokyo

In the cafe, you could make your own masterpieces.

Tiny Hippo Colors

I colored in a pen drawing inspired by the Pixiv exhibition at the museum.

Tiny Hippo with the Best Parfait

The trip concluded with dessert, the cutest parfait ever!

  To see more of my adventures in Japan click here and for just Tokyo click here.