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!
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 18.7km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
Awesome place! Just mind blowing. Highly recommended.
Take enough time in your hand or you will be in hurry and won't finish completely.
You can take your child, they will enjoy the time.
5.0a week ago
Breathtaking zoo, it is so big!!! It's hard to see the whole zoo unless you can spend over 3-4 hours. The animals look well taken care of, the park was so clean, and they kept everyone moving orderly. I didn't know the line would be do long to see the pandas right when you get in, but it didn't take much more than 30 minutes to get to them 🐼 I would love to go back again!
4.0a month ago
Lovely zoo, the animals mostly seem happy and healthy. My only qualm is some exhibits are rather small and older looking. Seeing these exhibits improved would be excellent. Otherwise, the animals are very energetic and clearly visible in most locations. The Giant Pandas are a must see!
3.0in the last week
The zoo was much bigger than we expected. We allocated a couple of hours to see it but it took much longer than that. There's a large variety of animals to see but unfortunately the enclosures for some of them seem far too small. A handful of animals we saw seemed very bored and lonely. There was a real lack of enrichment within the enclosures. Not a bad day out but you may find the living conditions of some of the animals dampens your experience.
5.0a month ago
Beautiful place to visit! There are Japanese exclusive animals here so if you are visiting from out of the country, check em out. The path to walk through and see birds was beautiful with all of the water lotus plants covering the entire area. Admission was low cost as well
Spot Reviews (1)
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.
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