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Ueno Zoo

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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
Description: One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals...
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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Best Zoo I Have Ever Visited

Went to Ueno park to see all the cherry blooms and sadly was about a week early. Found this gym of a zoo as we were walking around the park and I can't tell you how glad I was we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Ueno park to see all the cherry blooms and sadly was about a week early. Found this gym of a zoo as we were walking around the park and I can't tell you how glad I was we did. The price was super cheep to enter and the animals were truly magical. I have been to way to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This zoo is nothing to get excited about. We thought the animals were confined in small spaces and seemed somewhat distressed or lethargic. The zoo seems to promote the Pandas and really after seeing them the rest is somewhat lacklustre. It is well organized and easy to walk around and there are lots of restrooms and some food stalls. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Zoo was really cool. It's crazy to see these live animals and wonder how they possibly could have thrived and survived in the world. but yeah the nocturnal animals were super cool. I think my favorite animal was the Pigmy HIppo who tried to fling his poop at my girlfriend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Brilliant zoo in the middle of the city, love the place, the views, the animals and even the flora. We enjoyed the place, very clean and met even the old man volunteer at the zoo. The collection is good, highly recommended! We like the flamingos, love also the sculptures, the lay out of the zoo is easy to walk around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited the Ueno Zoo specifically to see the pandas, and I did see them, which was fun. The pandas were out and even wandering around their enclosures for a minute. Obviously the pandas are the big money maker and focus of the park, because the rest of the zoo was barely average with small enclosures and poor traffic flow.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my favourite activities while in Tokyo. It cost us under $10 each to enter this animal wonderland. There were Tigers, Elephants, Flamingos, Rhinos, Seals, Polar Bears, Monkies, Countless birds and not to mention Pandas! I could not believe how big the place was and we seemed to be one of the few westerners walking around ...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Actually I didn't intend to visit here because I just knew there is this Zoo in UENO park. But when I bought the ticket and walked inside the zoo.I could see many lovely animals such as Pandas,tiger,lion even the Gorilla!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you love pandas as much as i do then you must visit! It is a lovely zoo, with a wide variety of animals, it was one of the best days out for me! I much preferred it to the zoo's i've visited at home as well. Make sure to have bug repellent on when you enter the reptile house... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The only good thing about this zoo was the price of it, I've never seen so many old enclosures and animals looking so depressed. I left feeling like a horrible person, and actually shed a tear. Not worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fantastic zoo found in Tokyo, close to Akihabara (electric town). Perfect for family visits, friends or even great alone. The zoo homes almost any animal you can think of from polar bears to owls and even pandas. Admission starts at 9:30am Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays) and is only 600yen for adults and free for children 12 and under. From around 1pm... 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.