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Ueno Zoo

#15 of 333 things to do in Taito Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“polar bears” (67 reviews)
“red pandas” (12 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 2 years old son has been here 3 times and likes it very much. A stroller is necessary as this is a big place and you have to walk a lot. The zoo is divided into two parts and there is a long bridge...More

Thank I5943NAannah
Reviewed 2 days ago

my daughter loves zoos, and she enjoyed seeing the animals, especially the panda bear and polar bear. lots of cool animals here

Thank mnsp1964
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small zoo with what appeared to be a somewhat limited selection of animals but it was neat and compact and allowed us to pass some time with our kids. Also gave us an excuse to visit the rest of the park. Children under 12 are...More

Thank Brichford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe I'm just too used to stateside zoos. The zoo is very small and seems that their main focus is birds. I think we walked the whole place in a little over an hour. While the enclosures for the animals are nicely spaced out for...More

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see pandas, its our only option in Japan. You may feel sad for the animals in the cage. All day price; Adults (16-64) 600¥ Students (13-15) 200¥ Senior (65~) 300¥ Children (0-12) Free

Thank Deniz B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited May 2017 - it looks like a zoo that existed 40 years ago. Animals are contained in small enclosures that look like prison cells. Monkeys are located in a large concrete pit with a concrete mountain. Elephants have a small amount of land about...More

Thank neverchecked
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son very exited to meet the Panda and Polar Bear, though it was windy and rainy day. It's free for child under 12 yo to enter the zoo. We just come in a hurry bcoz it close at 5pm, beside we try to visit...More

Thank Imelda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ueno Zoo was the best zoo we've ever seen....even beats our own Taronga Zoo here !! - the Panda scored most loved, but beautifully set out, clean, well signed, and animals we've never seen before- with amazingly cheap admission

Thank cleo064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ueno zoo located just in front of ueno station...so it is easy to reach. But to be honest...this zoo is juat ordinary zoo...nothing special...i saw not as much as said...many empty cage...so if you have short time...better go to other place....

Thank Nisrin77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see here and lots of walking. A long line up to see the Pandas that you were then rushed through . Only one place to buy souvenirs that was overcrowded and impossible to actually look and find anything with the crowd. Food in...More

Thank thunderchaser
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
are the climate in Ueno Zoo hot on 1st week of June?
3 May 2017|
Response from allan_y1965 | Reviewed this property |
first week of june in tokyo is the start of the rainy season. a bit hot and humid. always bring umbrella.
Visited yesterday and panda enclosure was closed! Will be it open if I visit today? Thursday
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?
Why are the animals in here treated so badly? Small cages, no shade, please tell me why? Any why do people even consider it a good zoo? Open your eyes.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Leigh E | Reviewed this property |
From what I could see the majority of animals were ok. The Macaque monkeys were in fine form the day we went. Pandas , big cats, elephants, birds etc all looked fine. Not sure that I agree with you.