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Ueno Zoo

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3828-5171
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals,...

One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals, such as Hokkaido brown beans, Japanese macaques, and wild cormorants.

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Uncrowded Oasis in Tokyo

Visited the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park and decide to visit the zoo. Very inexpensive, the kids were free! Practically empty at about 10am. Decent exhibits and the animals seemed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need an entire day to go around. I was super excited to see Giraffe, Polar Bear, Panda and Penguins even though there were other animals too but for me these were definite attraction. There is nice restaurant near a pond filled with Lotus, pleasing to eyes.

Thank sweta s
Balikpapan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was planned to go to Zoorasia in Yokohama, but changed and going to Ueno Zoo instead because it's really near from our hostel. At first i don't have any expectation, since some reviewers give some bad reputations about this zoo. "At least i could see panda and penguin!", that's what i thought. I went there when they were celebrate... More 

Thank Vera P
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park is spectacular and the Ueno Zoo is one of the best in the world. Lots or pandas playing and eating, many elephants and giraffes and bears. Very spacious park and zoo. Very calming and relaxing.

Thank John S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place to go if you want to see Giant Pandas. They were beautiful. The zoo is well laid out and the pathways go through some lovely gardens. It is wheelchair friendly. There is a monorail which you can take for a small fee to and from the older section of the zoo where there is a decent... More 

Thank Pam W
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park and decide to visit the zoo. Very inexpensive, the kids were free! Practically empty at about 10am. Decent exhibits and the animals seemed well cared for. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours to escape the crowds at all of the tourist spots in Tokyo.

Thank longnex
Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and neat zoo within the Ueno Park you can find storks, elephants, tigers, gorillas, monkeys, parie dogs and Pandas within the zoo Entrance fee is reasonable and kids will definitely enjoy it there

Thank woo d
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not like the concept of zoos this is not the place to go. The enclosures are old and very small with some housing quite a few animals in a tiny space. There are lots of animals to see - the panda, elephants, bears, polar bear, monkeys etc but I did not enjoy the experience. For anyone coming... More 

Thank Denise S
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed several hours here on a recent visit to Tokyo. Some of the enclosures did seem small but the animals seemed well looked after. Worth a visit of travelling with children as we were.

Thank natalierankin
Park City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic zoo !! Beautiful grounds, great animal exhibits. Panda, cranes, wolves, Tigers and several elephants. We had 1.5 hours and saw 50% of zoo quickly. If you have a few hours - worth seeing

Thank Barbara W
Seven Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here just for the kids, expecting to be a couple of hours and we finally left after 6 hours. The zoo has lots of animals and seems to be working to improve conditions for them. Our 3 and 5 year old kids didn't want to leave. Be prepared to walk a lot but definitely worth the price.

Thank Steven W

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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