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Ueno Zoo

Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8711, Japan
+81 3-3828-5171
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Ranked #12 of 68 Attractions in Taito
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Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals, such as Hokkaido brown beans, Japanese macaques, and wild cormorants.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was worth it just to see the adorable cuteness that is Japanese kindergarten children!! A must if you have children

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Obviously just went to see the pandas. They were lovely, but that was over in 5 minutes. Nice walk around but some of the animals had less than fair enclosures, in particular the hippo and Pygmy hippo, felt cruel. Lovely cafe on a lake with beautiful carp was the highlight.

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Malmo, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Pandas which are there are the only reason to visit the ZOO. Seeing other large zoos around the world, it's worthi visiting only when in UENO area for other reasons.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The attractions were mixed. We went to see the panda and that was good and the polar bear and seal exhibits were good. Most of the animals were easy to see but the down side was they had no where to escape the public so they did seem a little stressed particularly the bears

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Las Pinas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is very popular with families and groups of school children. It has an excellent collection and is always kept in good condition. Not to be missed

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Cleveland, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The zoo itself wasn't anything very unique except that they had a panda which I hadn't seen in any of the zoos in the US. The zoo and park are very beautiful (i went in july) and you can easily spend the whole day at the park. The zoo is surprisingly large as well as the park. There is also... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved Ueno Zoo. Large enough for variety but small enough to do in a day. We didn't do the petting zoo but wish we did. We loved the gorillas, giraffes and the monkeys. The kids tired of walking so we took the tram to the other side of the zoo. We had a wonderful time.

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Lake Macquarie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Ueno Park Zoo is found in the enormous Ueno Park in Tokyo. It is a great place from which to view the beautiful Giant Pandas. While some of the animal exhibits in the zoo are quite small and restricted for the animals, the two Giant Pandas were in a delightful area easily viewed by visitors. The zoo is easy to... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited the Zoo 3 hours before closing time, even if that seemed like a long time, we still were not able to see all the animals. The place is huge! Loved the Pandas, Polar Bears and the petting zoo! So don't miss out on that. The entrance fees are not expensive and kids are free! It's a long walk from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Obviously the pandas are everyone's 'must see' but viewing time can be limited when it is busy as 'security' moves people on. Animals seem very well cared for although many enclosures tend to be small compared with Britain's leading zoological gardens.

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