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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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Great fun for an amazing price

For the price we paid to get in (¥600 - about £3.50) I must admit I was not expecting too much, but we had such an amazing time!!! Just me and my husband probably had more fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

For the price we paid to get in (¥600 - about £3.50) I must admit I was not expecting too much, but we had such an amazing time!!! Just me and my husband probably had more fun than most of the kids in there. Giant pandas were definately a highlight - the 20 minute queue well worth the wait. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately it was raining when we visited but we still saw plenty of animals including the giant pandas and the gorillas. Very pretty zoo and a good place to spend half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The zoo is really good. It has a great range of animals, which not all zoos have eg giant pandas, birds of paradise. It's a pretty big zoo and most animals have sufficient room and seem happy, especially the playful polar bear! It's also super cheap for a zoo. It worked out at about £4 each for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I happened to be in Tokyo for a few days that rained pretty much continuously. Luckily for us, this meant the zoo wasn't super busy. We had a great time looking at the various animals and displays, though there wasn't very much translated into English. It looks like on busy days there would be a line to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We never saw so many nursery age children in one place as we did at this zoo. All well-behaved and corraled by their parents or teachers. The zoo itself is fairly standard but worth a visit. And the location in Ueno Park allows you to also go to many of the local world class museums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to a lot of zoos around the world and Ueno zoo is pretty much up there. Although the zoo itself looks a bit old but there are a lot of variety of animals and wildlife fauna. Ueno zoo is only one of the few zoos with a panda attraction outside of China. The only other park I've been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

OK you can see a lot of animals, many of which I've never seen before. The entrance fee is cheap and it was fantastic to see the pandas. However the rest of the zoo left me feeling concerned for the animals and I came away with a heavy heart. Tiny outdoor enclosures often just bare concrete with next to no... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was eager to visit the zoo to visit the giant pandas. However I was a little disappointed with the size of some of the enclosures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ueno Zoo is probably one of the best Zoos we have been to.. It's easy to get to when getting off the train. Admission price was cheap also the food was cheap. The place is massive and real nice to walk around.. There are loads of animals to see.. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We weren't originally planning on going to the zoo because I feel like I've seen it all, but I'm so glad we went! I was first attracted to go because of the pandas and that was amazing! I saw so many other animals and birds I'd never seen before, and the zoo is set up so well that it's really... More 

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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.