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Ueno Zoo

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3828-5171
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Nice Zoo to spend half a day when its nice weather.

The Zoo has Pandas, low land gorillas, Polar bears, lions, tigers and a lot more animals. They also had many birds. It was many animals that I saw live for the first time. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I just loved it. It's cheap, it has many animals which I haven't seen before and most of all..the animals look healthy. My highlight was giant panda, red panda, polar bear, pink flamingos and ring tailed lemurs. It is being informed also that only this zoo has 'aye aye' in entire Asia. Just wow! Great time spent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Came from Australia to see this zoo and extremely disappointed. Was in and out within 1hour after doing the entire Park. The enclosures are ridiculously small, lions, pandas, polar bears in enclosures the size off a bedroom!! The enclosures are dirty and smell very bad. It's an extremely depressing place and I would never ever recommend anyone visit. We should... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Ueno Zoo boasts a ridiculous number of species (over 2600) and while it does have a huge variety a lot of the animals are solitary (the brown bear, black bear, lion and tiger for example) i.e. there is only one of them at the park and this is quite sad. The enclosures are quite small in some cases. We... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Zoo has Pandas, low land gorillas, Polar bears, lions, tigers and a lot more animals. They also had many birds. It was many animals that I saw live for the first time. It is also a very nice outdoor activity if it’s nice weather. Beautiful surroundings although the animals could have had a little more space. Well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Was a good visit.. Very reasonable and a reasonable selection. Not too Inhumane and reasonably priced. Panda was highlight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a large zoo that will take you a day to see all the exhibits. Don't miss the birds of prey such as Stellar's Sea Eagles, the lions and tigers and the polar bear. Very photography friendly for the most part. On a hot day they operate a sprinkler system to cool down customers. When we visited they also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was the second time I've visited the Ueno Zoo, this time on a Tuesday afternoon, the Zoo was pretty empty with very few people. There wasn't even a line for the Pandas, too bad they were sleeping. (As always) Overall I definitely recommend taking a few hours to visit the Zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Coming from London I'm now ashamed. The world's oldest ZOO at over ¥5000 is a poor relation in comparison to Uneo Zoo. Irrespective of the ridiculously low price of the entrance fee I would gladly pay London prices. Yes, as others have expressed it is a very long walk to appreciate everything but the journey through the park, wetlands and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very inexpensive day out! And Ueno park is just beautiful. However I though the enclosures were quite small and dirty. Some of the animals did not seem in the best health.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely surroundings, but many of the habitats were empty and some only had one animal. Be prepared for a long walk.

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3828-5171
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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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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