Ueno Park

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Tokyo’s Ueno Park is a popular destination, packed full of shrines, temples, museums and entertainments. From earthquake evacuation zone to cherry blossom hot spot, this cultural enclave in the city’s northeast is a worthwhile stop for both locals and travelers alike. 

Overview

Address

Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

5:00 - 23:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 5:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 5:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 5:00 - 23:00
Thursday 5:00 - 23:00
Friday 5:00 - 23:00
Saturday 5:00 - 23:00
Sunday 5:00 - 23:00
Holidays 5:00 - 23:00

Phone Number

03-3828-5644

Website

kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp

Highlights

Ueno Zoo

First opened in 1882, Ueno Zoo is Japan’s oldest zoo. The 14.3-hectare complex is home to over 3,000 animals of 400 different species. Notable animals in the zoo include the Giant Panda, Gorilla, and Bengal Tiger. The Ueno Zoo is an easy 5-minute walk from the JR Ueno Station Park Exit.

Tokyo National Museum

Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is Japan’s largest and oldest national museum. Originally located at Yushima Seido Shrine, the museum was moved to its current Ueno Park location a few years after its establishment. The museum has a wide selection of both permanent and temporary exhibitions, mostly themed around Japan.

Toshogu Shrine

Ueno Toshogu Shrine, not to be confused with the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, was built in 1627 in memory of Tokugawa Ieyasu — the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Although not as well-known as the one in Nikko, this shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan. The building is adorned by gold trimmings and intricate carvings. Admission to the shrine is free.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Japan’s First Public Museum of Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is host to major art exhibitions every year. Since its founding in 1926, the building was demolished and rebuilt to its current facade in Ueno Park. The museum’s diverse range of exhibitions and art shows are aimed to promote art appreciation and awareness within Tokyo.

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Satsuki Festival at Ueno Park

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