Ueno Zoo

Sightseeing information about Ueno Zoo in Japan.


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Ueno Zoo is Japan's oldest zoo established in 1882, next to the huge Ueno Park. The zoo is divided into the east and west sections, displaying 3,000 animals of some 500 species from around the globe. The most popular are giant pandas, a symbol of the 1972 normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan.

The west part, adjacent to a pond with lily pads and swimming birds, features some African animals including giraffes, hipos and rhinos, and a variety of amphibians and reptiles. The east part has environments close to natural habitats, showing gorillas, tigers, elephants, bears, as well as Arctic animals such as polar bears and seals. The zoo is also attached with historical buildings like a five-story pagoda of the nearby temple.

PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,couple,kids,family,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!
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5.0in the last week

Great zoo for only 600 yen. We were here for 4 hours and didn't have a chance to see everything because there are so many animals (didn't stand in the 1+hour panda line either).

The zoo closes at 17:00, but some of the more popular animals can't be viewed past 16:00 - Gorillas and Tigers for example.

5.0a month ago

Best zoo so far for me.

Very clean and the animals are not that cramped in a cage.

Make sure to go early if you want to see the giant panda. (Which is a 2 hour wait or maybe longer) plus their attractions. We didn't see much because some animals are already in their shelter by 5. Invest some time here to make it worth it.

5.0a week ago

The main attraction for us was the Giant Pandas. We arrived within an hour of opening and the length of the waiting line was already 90 minutes. We visited the remainder of the zoo over the next 3 hours and joined the line. Our wait was less than 70 minutes. The Pandas were active and it was well worth the wait. You only get about a minute to take pictures, though, so you want to be ready. The remainder of the zoo was average, but we were still glad we went.

5.03 weeks ago

This zoo is very well designed and quite manageable sized. It is split into east and west sections and there is a lake in the middle. A Buddhist temple sits in the lake and offers close viewing of water fowl and water lilies. The polar bear and bird exhibits allows you to see inside around the animals via underground walkways. Overall it a nice place to spend a half day or more with your loved ones.

5.0a month ago

In the beautiful and historic Ueno. Quite a few animals I don't usually see at zoos. Not the nicest inside and animals don't have nice enclosures and there isn't much room, but we enjoyed seeing them all the same. Beautiful park/lake next door. Great eating facilities. Great value for money.

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Animal Ueno came to feel that the Japanese really like the giant panda, and like than the Chinese. The Zoo may be because after the introduction of the giant panda of China is more popular. Giant panda breeding area is always constant, w...

Animal Ueno came to feel that the Japanese really like the giant panda, and like than the Chinese. The Zoo may be because after the introduction of the giant panda of China is more popular. Giant panda breeding area is always constant, whether adults or children are here to stay the longest. In addition to many other animals, I think it is worth watching for Zoo.

来到上野动物才感觉到,原来日本人真的很喜欢大熊猫,而且比中国人还要喜欢。这家动物园可能因为引进了中国的大熊猫后才更加受欢迎了。大熊猫的饲养区总是人流不断,无论大人还是小孩子都在这里停留时间最长。除此之外别的动物也很多,我认为这里还是很值得观赏的动物园。

VisitedJul 2010

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