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The Ueno Park (Ueno Koen) in the Taito district of Tokyo is a public park and with more than 10 million visitors annually the most popular city park in Japan. It includes the area of the Kaneiji Temple, which was built there to symbolically protect Edo Castle, which is in the Boshin Civil war in 1868 was largely destroyed.
Today's park is home to a variety of museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Natural Sciences, the National Museum of Western Art, and the Tokyo Prefecture Art Museum. The Ueno Zoo, the oldest animal park in Japan, is also located here.
In the southern part of the park is the Shinobazu pond, which is based on Lake Biwa near Kyoto and in the middle of which is the Bentendo temple hall. The Kiyomizu Kannon Temple - also based on its model in Kyoto - and a Toshogu shrine dedicated to the Tokugawa clan were also built on the large area.
At the same time, the Ueno Park with its more than 1000 cherry trees is a popular destination, especially in spring, to admire the cherry blossoms while doing a hanami and picnic under the trees.
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.Discover Ueno Zoo
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.Discover Tokyo National Museum
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.
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.Discover Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
A 2-minute walk from Ueno Station on the Ginza, Hibiya or JR Yamanote lines.
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