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Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species.

The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species. A great place for kids, it has animals from all over the world including zebras, macaques, penguins, llamas, ostriches, white-tailed eagles, lemurs, rhinos, tigers, and of course, the world-famous adorable Giant pandas from China – Ri Ri and Shin Shin. Some animals are housed in cramped enclosures, but the zoo overall is good for an outing. There is a petting zoo where kids can feed friendly goats. Also in the complex is a 5-storey pagoda which was part of the Kanei-ji Temple.

On weekdays, zoo guides lead a 45 minute tour of the grounds through the highlights.


Hours

Sun

9:30

17:00

Mon

Closed

Tue

9:30

17:00

Wed

9:30

17:00

Thu

9:30

17:00

Fri

9:30

17:00

Sat

9:30

17:00

About Ueno Zoo

 9-83 Uenokōen, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0007, Japan

 +81 3-3828-5171

 www.tokyo-zoo.net

Ueno Zoo and Nearby Sights on Map

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art museum is housed in a classic Art Deco style structure that was previously home to Prince Yasuhiko

SCAI The Bathhouse

A small gallery showing the work of contemporary artists, the building is a former sento, or bathhouse

Shinobazu Pond

Located within Ueno Park, the Shinobazu Pond is full of water lilies and waterfowl

Ueno Park

Ueno Park, adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and a concentration of Japan's best museums

National Museum of Western Art

The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro

National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Science Museum in Tokyo focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever seen, from the blue whale (outside the old building) to hundreds of exotic insects

Tokyo National Museum

Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum

Shitamachi Museum

A small museum that offers a glimpse into life in the area in the early 20th century, with re-created houses and stores, and cultural artifacts

Shitamachi Museum

Many buildings scattered around the Yanaka district survived the bombings of World War II, including this former sake store built in 1910

Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Teien

Not a major tourist attraction, but an interesting bit of history