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Ueno Zoo

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3828-5171
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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I visit zoos in every country I go. This was not my best experience because of some depressing views of small cages or animals being alone. But they don't look neglected or... read more

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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80 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the zoo is very clean and organised, the space for the animals is tiny. Animals are in very small cages and some of them don't even have water. It is really disappointing to see animals living in such bad conditions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visit zoos in every country I go. This was not my best experience because of some depressing views of small cages or animals being alone. But they don't look neglected or physical sick. Still some beautiful birds to see. Few bears and amphibious animals for instance. Nice and calm place in this hectic town. And farely cheap for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Normally not a zoo lover, but this place was quite pleasant. Some of the enclosures we're questionable but overall we had a great experience. It was over 40 Degrees when we went, so we ended up leaving before we did the other half of the park. There really is so much to see, so this is not a 'relaxing' activity... More 

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Gothenburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I normally do not like zoo but this I must say was good. Quite good spaces for anomals even if a zoo can always be questionned.

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Thank Tony J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent hours looking around at all the animals! They had everything you could imagine and some animals we didn't know existed. We had a great day and we're mesmerized, despite the upsetting conditions of most of the animals The elephants looked very distressed and their enclosure was ridiculously small and wasn't engaging. Polar bears were in a small concrete... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic zoo. The design of this zoo is spacious and well planned. It was very relaxing to stroll through the open spaces to see so many different types of animals that you do not see in other zoos. Definitely a must see visit with the family.

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Resolven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised and very big. Could have spent longer but highlight was the giant pandas. Really enjoyed including the paid extra to go on the monorail. Try sitting on the lady as view over lake is wow.

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Thank Sarah C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As zoo's go it's a good one. Nice to walk around. Went on a break while at work near Ueno park. Polar bear was great to see however slightly sad. Not a lot for him to do. Won't take all day to walk around.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals didnt look that happy Im sorry to say i wouldnt recommend it if you have limited time. It doesnt take long to walk around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small zoo compare to those I visited before . I think it is nice to kill 2-3 hours with undemanding walk and see some animals . Well Maintained and clean and very family friendly .

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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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