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Ueno Zoo

Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8711, Japan
+81 3-3828-5171
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As featured in Tokyo for young kids
Ranked #10 of 65 attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If your trip to Tokyo is not jam-packed with "only in Japan" stops, this zoo should be next on your list. The zoo itself is huge, and the space inside is maximized to (humanely!) house the maximum number and species of animals. I've always shied away from animal exhibits, but if you're OK with zoos in the US, you'll be... More

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Tokyo, Japan
14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not normally a fan of zoos, I was very impressed with this one! It's clean and orderly - A well kept zoo with many species of animals... The animals were well cared for and fed... I even saw a giraffe cuddle up with one of the zoo keepers! For the price of just 600 yen for adults, 200 yen for... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If one wonders why so many kids dart here and there in this great, engaging zoological park, it is because they seem to be the inspiration for the general design of the place. A monorail takes one around the huge complex; there are numerous pictorial possibilities and the caged animals dont seem to mind being fettered or imprisoned! They looked... More

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Kota, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went their with Kids children enjoyed seeing PANDA feeding. Asian Elephant was a gift from India. Indra Gandhi also visited that place with Pundit Nehru in childhood. polar bear and flamingo were beautiful. Discount tickets for senior citizen

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Townsville, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This Zoo is larger than it looks and took us many hours to get around the entire park. The number of animals on display were amazing and they appeared in good condition and quite active. There were a number of sites under construction or being extended showing the park is continuing to improve conditions for the remaining animals that are... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely zoo, easily accessible fromthe train station. Giant pandas and lots of other animals. Lovel;y in cherry blossom time.

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Turners Beach, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Not large but the standards of many other zoos around the world, but when we were there, virtually all animals were on display or within easy sight in their cages. All the popular animals are there - African especially and (surprisingly for Japan) crowds were not big. Great value for money as well - extremely cheap entry fees! Right outside... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

600 yen is the normal admission price however upon showing the cashier our passports we got a reduced admission of 480 yen. Brilliant! Lots to see and they have a variety of multi- lingual maps so we found it more than easy to navigate around. Clean park with a good atmosphere and many exits leading to the temple or into... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited Ueno Zoo a few days ago after 25 years. Brought my son along with me. If you want to check out the petting zoo, you might want to refer to their timetable. We were disappointed we couldn't pet the rabbits. The monorail is worth the price although its just a 2 minute ride.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For just 600 yen you get to see a fantastic collection f animals. I guess some of the enclosures were a little small but it was clear that they were doing their best. There was very little info in English other than the the animals name (species). Nice and clean, plenty of food and vending machines. I went here cos... More

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