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Ueno Zoo

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +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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An excellent variety of animals. I would encourage everyone to visit. I loved the reptile and bird sections especially. Note: I actually visited in August 2015 but that option... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Daniel M
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent the afternoon at Ueno Park visiting the zoo, park & Western Art Museum. Visited on a sunny day in May 2016. The zoo is very large and worth visiting if you are planning a trip to Tokyo. The Giant Panda exhibit draws many, but is certainly worth seeing. The enclosure is better than Taiwan's zoo for their Giant Pandas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family zoo. Allow at least 3hrs, could easily do a day. They have loan strollers, very family friendly, food very well priced, a few different eateries, inc a full dirt down enclosed restaurant. Good washrooms with baby change facilities. Well worth a visit, short walk from Ueno station (Metro & JR) if use JR, Yamonte Line Loop is easiest.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent variety of animals. I would encourage everyone to visit. I loved the reptile and bird sections especially. Note: I actually visited in August 2015 but that option is not available as I write this much later!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Decided to visit the zoo on a whim as we had a Grutt Pass and was in the area. Was very pleasantly surprised by the large variety of animals on display. The animal enclosures felt a bit small compared to more modern zoos, however they displayed the animals well. There are plenty of feeding events and other activities throughout the... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Make sure to go right when it opens, as the place did get crowded, but it is a fun zoo, that isn't expensive to go to. The Pandas were ok, but very crowded. It was fun to see the Japanese Macaques however as there aren't many easy places to find them in Japan.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an average visit, was very inexpensive to enter. Some of the zoo is being renovated so there was sight of heavy machinery in quite a few places. It was hard to see the red panda exhibit because the walls were either dirty or heavily scratched. Felt bad for some of the animals, their enclosures were small.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day started with no intention of going to the zoo, rather it was to visit Ueno park. However with two kids in tow it was perhaps a big ask to try and keep them away. The promise of both Polar Bears & Pandas was too great a pull. We spent all afternoon at the zoo (5 hours), it's quote a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this zoo and didnt expect much. Considering entrance was just for 600 yen but was pleasantly surprised with all the animals in the compound. Was also very happy as we saw the polar bear feeding. Had the chance to see whats in their diet and saw some acrobatics as a bonus :) All animals that I saw were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a place like Tokyo I was a bit shocked. All the 'cool' animals like the panda seemed to have good enclosures. But I went to see the Capybara my favourite animal. I left so sad it is a pack animal and was alone in a tiny concrete cell only a small pool of water also made of concrete to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like this zoo because the animals are close enough to see. It is a great zoo for the price of admission (600 yen for adults, free for elementary students). The zoo is well laid out and bigger than I expected. There are 2 sections which are connected by a bridge. You can walk for a few minutes or take... More 

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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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