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Ueno Zoo

Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3828-5171
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Tokyo Morning Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #6 of 30 Activities in Taito
Fee: Yes
Owner description: One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This zoo is a very bad zoo with its staff first the living are and condition is really bad it needs a lot of renovation 'well you should go there at december it was extreamly cold'' make sure you have a lot of jackets with you ,and the stuff that was working didn't even speak any english and i also... More 

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Laval, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great place to visit in the early morning. I was waiting at the gate for the zoo to open, right in the middle of Ueno Park. The air is really fresh, and the park could not be cleaner. The zoo takes about 3 hours to visit entirely, and is recommended to the entire family. Many animals to see, and its... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm going alone to this zoo for only 40 minutes that provide by my team. Nice rare animals but seems all animals are keep in small exhibit and lonely. Mostly ,you can just view one animal in one exhibit . I'm catching 3 elephant plush toys and it's very unique ! It's Japanese made ;) Actually i'm looking for elephant... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you're a seasoned Asian traveler, you will have gone to the likes of the Singapore Zoo or perhaps a safari in Indonesia. So, Ueno Zoo obviously won't compare to those standards. And, if you only have a few days in Tokyo, I wouldn't put Ueno Zoo on the agenda - it's just not in the top ten Tokyo attractions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Ueno park with our 2 teenagers to have a look around but with no real intention of going to the zoo. After looking around the park for a while, my daughter suggested we go so we did as no schedule that day. It was 600 yen to get in for adults and less for the kids. We... More 

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The panda bears are lazy and usually sleep all day but if you get a chance to watch them play or being fed - some nice photos can be made! This zoo is made for photomaniacs, to be honest! For example, lions have a bone chained next to a window so if they want to grab a bite - you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went on a FREEZING COLD day when it was raining, but I still liked the zoo a lot. There was a great variety of animals, including pandas, bears, rhino and lots more. We also saw a lot of small animals that we've never seen in our life. The animals were pretty active, most of them were moving, eating or walking... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This zoo is enormous! Could spend all day here. Great place to see some animals that you can't see anywhere else. The pandas were particularly amazing. The entry price is very cheap, and you can even order a beer with your lunch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours at the zoo,the draw card being the two pandas.I thought the zoo was well kept with a good array of animals but many of them just pace,especially the tiger,lioness and bears. The entrance fee was 600 yen which was very reasonable and there were eateries,vending machines and a very well stocked souvineer shop full of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A good little zoo in the Ueno Park which has some good exhibits but also some poor ones. The bear enclosures are great but some of the large birds are housed in enclosures that are far to small for them. I feel this is a zoo more for families with smaller children.

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