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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 #12 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Margaret River, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This zoo is awesome, has a huge variety of animals including panda bears, polar bears, grizzly bears, monkeys and everything in between. It is very cheap (around 600 yen per person) and provided us with hours of entertainment!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I visited the Ueno Zoo a couple of days ago with two teens. While the park itself is pretty, lots of shade and trees, I was shocked by the cramped conditions of the animals, and to see the polar bear panting in the sun by a patch of grass. There was a pool on one side of the polar bear... More

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Graham, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went specifically to see the pandas, but we were more than pleasantly surprised with all the other animals. While not a particularly large zoo, we spent several hours there with 2 teenage daughters. The animals were active and we'd certainly go back.

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Beijing, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great variety of animals and I alright spaces considering it is such an old zoo. The keepers were very gentle with the animals whenever I saw interaction with them. Be wary of the monorail as it broke down when I visited and I watched people having to abseil from it! Funny from where I was standing, perhaps not so funny... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Not too expensive, we went on a rainy day. It's ok, nothing to write home about. But for the money a cheaper option when you don't want to travel too far.

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Campinas, SP
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is very special in my trip to Japan because it was the first place in the trip that we saw the Sakura trees full of blossoms! And what a beautiful sight it is! Besides having a zoo and several awesome temples, it's a beautiful park where you can make picnics and take a ride on a bike. Definitely... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

One of the key attractions is the Zoo, and is highly affordable, only Yen 600 for adults and easily accessible by subway (Ueno E09). You can get to view Pandas (2 new ones brought in Yr 2011), and enjoy watching them graze bamboos...Many other animals like Gorillas (but some renovation going on in that area at this time of visit... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I visited in around October 2012 and I had a wonderful day out. I can't remember the exact price, but it was less than €10 which is splendid value! It was a nice day (not too hot) and the park is spread out so be prepared to walk around. There is a monorail that cost like 200yen, but it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I like this zoo: easy access, cheap price, great customer service, and it is a good sized zoo. Easy access_ Ueno station is 5 minutes away walk, which you go through the Ueno children park which is beautiful! Cheap price_ cost for adults is ¥600 ( approximately $6.00) and you take the monorail from the east side of the zoo... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Some animals kept in adequate enclosures with plenty of room and attempts to provide activities. Some animals like the hippos were in small enclosures , seperated in green water with no room to roam. I am from Australia and it was devastating to see a very sad emu in a small enclosure on its own. I also did not like... More

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