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Ueno Zoo

Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8711, Japan
+81 3-3828-5171
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Ranked #11 of 66 Attractions in Taito
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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
62 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Obviously the pandas are everyone's 'must see' but viewing time can be limited when it is busy as 'security' moves people on. Animals seem very well cared for although many enclosures tend to be small compared with Britain's leading zoological gardens.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The zoo is nice and big, on a nice sunny day there's nothing better than just sauntering around looking at all the pretty animals (in quite big enclosures). When you're in Ueno make sure you check out the other attractions like the parks and museums.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ueno central park is very nice couple of restaurants and museums close to the zoo so definitely worth a visit the zoo itself is fine I would easily visit there again

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Istanbul, Turkey
14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went with a 6 year old. It was a nice half a day activity. Lots of animals, including panda:) Lots of greenery.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Unlike some of the other reviewers, we didn't see any conditions that offended us...the elephant enclosure was perhaps a bit on the small side, but that is what it is. The pandas were actually in quite a large exhibit, not sure what the other reviewer was talking about then, but perhaps they've changed things recently? There was a decent variety... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is lots of animals here, if compared to the Singapore Zoo, Ueno Zoo is much small and can be cover within a shorter period of time. But there is some animals here which Singapore Zoo does not have, especially those of Japanese origin. Most of the animals are kept in a small area with little space to roam about,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

As zoos go not a bad one to walk around, some interesting stuff BUT, was horrified at the conditions the animals were kept it. The panda was in a 5'by 6' concrete room with nothing in it. With all the technology and knowledge the Japanese people have, it was disgusting to see. Very disappointing.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

i think their main attraction here is the panda.there is a booth where the staff will take a camera with the panda images and of course it has a price.you may walk or ride in a train to go on the other side of the zoo.well,i love the white bear in this zoo!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Though we have not seen yet the other zoos in Tokyo, I must admit that for a zoo located in more or less the middle of the city center (I know, there is no such thing in this megacity) they show a great number of different animals, with the Great Panda of course being the main attraction. Our great concern... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Zoo is nice, located in charming Ueno park, cheap entrance fee. But the overall feeling is not that great (Prague zoo is much better imo), some enclosures are small, queue on pandas are insane (but pretty much expected). If you are in the Ueno park and have couple hours to kill, go there it is fun, but dont expect something... More

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