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Shinobazu Pond

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007 , Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3828-5644

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Go to the pond when inUeno Park

It is quite a big pond with many swan boats. The area around the pond is really nice, with a shrine and nice views to the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
Daniel N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding a lake in the centre of Ueno is not something you might expect but this sits at the lower level of Euno Park and half is open water and the other half is full of bull rushes.It provides an open space and a place for kids to do paddle boating but that is about it.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This isn't the most interesting attraction to dawn a park, but at least the price point and management wad reasonable. The boat rude was well enjoyed by my children and wife, and I particularly enjoyed the serenity on shore. The paddle boats are limited to 3 people, while the row boats have a 2 person max. Some people remarked on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Swan shaped boats. Seagulls will land on your roof. Great way to spend a half hour and work up an appetite! 700 yen for Sean boat.

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Ojai, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lovely part of Ueno Park to sit and contemplate or walk around. Abundant bird and waterfowl, boating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It is quite a big pond with many swan boats. The area around the pond is really nice, with a shrine and nice views to the city.

Thank Daniel N
Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This pond is very famous in Ueno area. I was born in Tokyo and raised in Tokyo (elderly person)but this is the very first time to stroll in there as I had time to kill till opening time of Rakugo Theater nearby. Much spacious than expected and all covered by lotus. There is a temple in the middle of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Ueno park has so much to offer that it can get slightly overwhelming. Shinobazu Pond is the perfect place to catch your breath, take some photos and enjoy people watching!

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Brunswick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

You've got multiple options to wander the pond area, tour it as a whole or just a part, you'll get many great views, distant and close, some unique experiences and encounters with wildlife, nature and the errant homeless person collecting recyclable materials. If you have the time, patience and appetite, visit the 7 floor Unagi restaurant Uchino Ichioshi for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Check out the photos. Gorgeous ! -pleasant end to our Ueno zoo trip. -generous greenery -kind man feeding birds from his palm and have our kids some!( to feed birds ) -nice walkway -serene..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It's beautiful to see the view each season. When I visit there was Cherry season in spring which was amazing, and just visted yesterday and got surprised what happened to the pond. Lotuses covers allmost completely entire surfaces of the pond. That was beautiful as well.

Thank Chiho S

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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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