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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

One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual...

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

My younger daughter insisted to visit Ueno Zoo when we were in Tokyo. We were having a great time to see the polar bears, panda, bears and so on. The Ueno Park is a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kuantan, Malaysia

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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, what a zoo! Every animal you could ever want to see practically, in amazing grounds with great food and lots of gift shops. My favourites were Azuma, Momoko and Kyoko the sun bears, Kuu and Uta the moon bears, Pon and Poro the brown bears RiRi and ShinShin the pandas and Ikor and Dea the polar bears. The anteater... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Ueno Zoo three times now - there are some interesting animals ans exhibits that you don't see at zoos in Australia, but some of the enclosures are just abhorrent. 3 elephants in a tiny space, a polar bear with plastic "ice bergs", monkeys in literal cages.. there are some horrific things. Other animals have more appropriate enclosures,... More 

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My younger daughter insisted to visit Ueno Zoo when we were in Tokyo. We were having a great time to see the polar bears, panda, bears and so on. The Ueno Park is a beautiful park too.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ueno Zoo as my daughter really insisted when she saw crowds of children heading to the entrance on a Saturday when we were taking a morning walk in Ueno Park, so it was basically unplanned. The zoo was great, it is relatively small but it has quite a variety of animals. There are interesting souvenirs being sold too.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ueno Zoo is easy to get to on a train. It has two separate parks and a short monorail going between them. There is a small fee for monorail. The park is intresting, very clean and has everything you can expect from a zoo.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a big zoo by any means, but they work with the space they have. The tiger I saw looked incredibly distressed, bored and unhealthy however, which makes me question how humane it is to keep it like that

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is very nice. Have many family and students on a field trip. Location is Near Ueno station. You can Relax in this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read it's the oldest zoo in Japan. But that's not why I went there, I went to see Panda's!!! This place isn't too touristy. It's a huge zoo in which you can take a monorail to get from one side to the other or just walk. Loved how all the animals were very active and mostly had enough space.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is the cheapest I've been to! 600 yen, at the time we visited (November 2015), was under $7AUD. With a price like this you can't really go wrong. I know some people have commented that they thought the animals were distressed but I didn't get that impression. Expect crowds, even on week days, but it's only because it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the reviews before coming here and I knew it would be like this. I'm with friends on holiday and they all wanted to go so I had to. It is heartbreaking. I lasted 10 minutes before leaving in tears. The animals are constantly in the public eye with no privacy or SPACE. The elephants are in a minute... 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.
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