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Ueno Zoo

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Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3828-5171
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One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals, such as Hokkaido brown beans, Japanese macaques, and wild cormorants.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“polar bears” (71 reviews)
“red panda” (19 reviews)
“great animals” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3828-5171
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1 - 10 of 910 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great zoo with many animals, we got to see a panda for the first time. Give yourself some time to explore

Thank jmathers6746
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its nice place and there are so many animals and birds. Specially panda, gorilla, polar bear etc. also can enjoy boating on nearby lake..

Thank Amritpal Singh K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animals are sad to see. None of them look happy. It's disgusting. This place should be shut down. Go to the museum across the park instead- much better for kids.

1  Thank AmyMatCody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re used to modern spacious zoos like we have in Melbourne, Werribee and Sydney; keep an open mind. Space is a precious resource in Japan. Enclosures are smaller than what I’m used to. But the opportunity to see pandas is a treat. Myself and...More

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful zoo. As everyone mentions, they recently had a panda baby born there and it is the pride and joy of the zoo. It is clean, well laid out and hosts numerous animals. If you have kids, it is a must do...More

Thank TallyHoNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, this Zoo is the unhappiest. We encountered more children crying in the zoo than we did at Disneyland. And that is not all. First, the animals had the tiniest enclosures ever. Granted this was a zoo almost...More

1  Thank wheresmytoastman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals are kept in really tiny cages, most are in bar cages. The monkeys do not have enough trees to hang around, and it is not easy to spot most of the animals. I went on a Friday and it was already pretty crowded....More

1  Thank xin yi l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to go see the red Pandas and the Giant Panda and to have a fun morning walking around. What we saw here depressed us and we eventually gave up and left before seeing any more of the depressed and distressed...More

2  Thank Lazyman4hire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't even fathom that people are giving this place more than 3 stars. Entry is 600 yen so extremely cheap for a day pass, but the enclosures are perhaps the most deplorable I've ever seen. Every animal looks depressed, and has resorted to obsessively...More

1  Thank Freya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way to congested with people and the animals are housed in deplorable conditions..... if you can see them at all. A complete waste of time and money

1  Thank CanadianFlashPacker
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
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Dennis R
3 May 2017|
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Response from Ziva N | Reviewed this property |
The zoo and its surrounding area offer quite enough shading from the sun, but yes I would second the previous review and suggest for you to bring an umbrella.
23 February 2017|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, do not know the schedule there. Can't you google the zoo?
31 January 2017|
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Response from lalalyzz | Reviewed this property |
Construction work in progress, I suppose. But I get you. I was there a fortnight ago. The zoo employees should be able to accommodate the animals regardless of the season or weather. After all it's the oldest zoo in Japan... More