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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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Good to kill a couple of hours, have a feed.

Going to this Zoo was very spur of the moment, but hey, when you're on a solo trip to Tokyo, you do things. The zoo was pretty basic, most enclosures seemed well thought out and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to access on the yamanote line from Tokyo station. Only 600yen each to enter, food inside is also reasonable. The park is split in two with a monorail in between. Some amazing animals that I've never seen before. Enclosures were clean and most of a reasonable size. A lovely place to take a break from the busy city. Very... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I must echo most reviewers below. The enclosures are extremely small. We couldn't bear the sadness, we spent only half an hour here so I can only speak for a few animals. They were pacing back and forth and looked all too sad. The (skinny) polar bear in particular was clawing at the glass. Maned wolf looked terrible. There was... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the worst zoo I have been to. The animals are kept in too small areas. It's sad to see these animals that have been stripped of their freedom. Don't go.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

enclosures are very small and the animals seem upset, do not support this zoo, didn't see any signs of conservation efforts just animals in small cages

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ueno Zoo on our final day in Japan to fill in some time. We paid only 600 yen each which is cheap for a zoo. As soon as we entered the zoo, we were shocked at how small the enclosures were and how sad the animals looked. The first thing animals we looked at were the kangaroos. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most if not all zoo's, these animals were in exceptionally small cages or enclosures. You could hear most of the adults saying something about how sad this all looks. The animals looked miserable, the park is under construction, and the facility itself is confusing and bewildering to get through. If I wasn't with the company of others I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this zoo! The staff was friendly and the animals were friendlier. They have pandas, penguins, giraffes, flamingos, and more. The animals can be seen clearly and safely. This is a great attraction for children and adults. The price to get in is fair as well at $6 per person for adults. The zoo is a part of a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to this Zoo was very spur of the moment, but hey, when you're on a solo trip to Tokyo, you do things. The zoo was pretty basic, most enclosures seemed well thought out and I got to see the pandas which were the main attraction here. I had lunch (cheap and soo yum) then moseyed on out to go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zoo is well located but not too special compared to zoos in other big cities. I felt that animals had less space than other zoos, therefore they looked bit stressed. Elephant show was nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant morning in Ueno Zoo. Its part of the larger park which is also lovely to walk around. Very cheap to enter, children under 12 are free (like many attractions in Tokyo). Its a small zoo and some of the animal pens are a bit small compared with bigger zoos like Taronga and San Francisco zoo.... 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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