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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
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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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Lots of animals, but without Japanese you won't learn anything new.

I enjoyed my trip - I got to see lots of animals that London zoo (my nearest) doesn't have - polar bears and pandas especially. Most signs were in Japanese, so I didn't feel I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went to this zoo not expecting much. I was dead wrong. The entry fee was 500 yen. Super cheap by US standards.This zoo is PACKED with exotic animals from just about every region on Earth. Emus, Rhinos, Hippos, Gorillas, Penguins, Kangaroos, Polar Bears!, Giant Pandas, exotic birds & reptiles, indigenous Japanese animals, a petting zoo, etc.,etc.&etc! What's more is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my trip - I got to see lots of animals that London zoo (my nearest) doesn't have - polar bears and pandas especially. Most signs were in Japanese, so I didn't feel I learnt much. Also, it was extremely hot and there weren't many places to avoid the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It need a whole day to visit each cage and view each animal. reach 10 am sharp bceause they close it 5pm and some animal are to been seen till 4.30 pm only. must use monorail to reach from east garden to west garden it will help you to complete you tour on time. when we visited one staff was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

If your planning on visiting a zoo and want to see every inch, your probably wanna make it 2 days, ueno zoo opens at 10am and closes at 5pm, and only managed to cover one half of it, as it's soo big but what we saw was well worth a second visit. A must see when in the ueno area.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Despite pre-reading stating that the Zoo was closed on a Monday, it was open! (I think it meant closed on alternate Mondays)! Affordable for adults (approx 600yen, which is much cheaper than any other Zoo I've been to). As with any other zoo, animals have specific feeding time/playtime etc, so it's probably a good idea to go early in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Ueno Zoo was well-located, easy to find and very cheap, so we figured that it would be worthwhile visiting. We were very happy to finally see some pandas, but almost wish that we hadn't now. Whilst the zoo does have a lot of animals, they aren't particularly well cared for and do not have a lot of space to roam... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were looking for a thing to do/place to go, and we decided to go to the zoo. There are a lot of animals, and it was a little bit of learning experience since I don't remember visiting a zoo since I was in the elementary school. I spent a good half a day or a bit less (it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A must visit if you're into animals. A lot of animal species on display, in a nice setting. Many things to see, with the lake a highlight. Rare animals on display like the aye aye, okapi. Relatively small enclosures tho, with many of them in cages, makes photo taking slightly harder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We came here with the whole family including my teenager one and still he enjoyed our time together. Aside from alot of animals to see it can also be used to relax. The zoo is quite big despite what other reviews said. My hubby and boys even rode a tram with small fee from the other part of the zoo... More 

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Ayutthaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

first i've went there didnt expect so much but this zoo really surprise me i mean in a good way sooooo many animal include one i dont even know the exist

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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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