It wasn’t until recently that the anime Kemono Friends rose in popularity. The first reviews weren’t very positive, but now phrases from the anime (‘Waiiii,’ ‘Sugoooi,’ ‘Tanoshiiii,’ and so many more) are so frequently used on Social Media that these simple sentences have a new name: Kemono Friends Syntax.
Since the anime is about little cute animal girls, the zoos are experiencing a surge of new visitors!
— むいむい (@muimui15) February 12, 2017
Did you know that there is a special ticket that lets you visit the zoos, museums and other similar places around Tokyo? It’s called ‘Tokyo Museum Gurutto Pass’ and it costs only 2000 JPY!
In 2016, the Gurutto Pass allowed you to enter Ueno Zoo or Tama Zoological Park for free (regular entrance: JPY 600). You could also use it as an admission ticket or discount ticket for the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo National Art Center, Tokyo Sea Life Park, and many more.
In 2017, the Gurutto Pass can be used as an admission or discount tickets in 80 facilities in the heart of Tokyo, such as museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens etc. In the area around Ueno, where museums can be found in clusters, you can use the ticket at 14 different places! The pass was limited to Tokyo only, but in 2017 you can also use it in Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama.
We know we mentioned the anime in the beginning, but the ticket is not only for fans of Kemono Friends, but also for fans of Touken Ranbu and all otaku fans in general, who may want to visit all kinds of museums.
The pass for 2017 will go on sale on Saturday April 1, 2017, so mark your calendars!
You can use the pass for 2 months after your first entrance and it expires in March 2018, so use it wisely. The pass can be bought at any partner facility of the Gurutto Pass. Since some of the facilities have long breaks or are closed for construction, check their schedule on their official websites before going!