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Ueno Zoo

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Address: Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3828-5171
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Pandas on Parade

My son is nuts about the pandas so we had to visit his "friends". They were active so they gave us a great show. The zoo has other interesting animals and is located in a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being in the heart of the city, this is a small zoo that can be covered in a couple of hours. It has some major attractions IMHO - giant panda, polar bear, gorillas and the big cat enclosures are impressive. Unfortunately, the polar bears seemed to be in distress - pacing back and forth is not healthy behaviour. Also noticed... More 

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Rennes, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Zoo? Always a dreadful place to go. This one will have you wait for hours in the hope of seeing pandas; which you will for about 5 seconds, as you are not allowed to stop. The queue is so long, that visitors have to keep on walking when they reach the panda's jail. Do yourself a favor, don't waste your... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son is nuts about the pandas so we had to visit his "friends". They were active so they gave us a great show. The zoo has other interesting animals and is located in a large park which includes the Art Museum. Lots to see there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Brilliant zoo! Lots of animals I'd never seen before. The main reason I went was because of the pandas! I love them...but that day they did not love me! As I walked over they were sat right by the screen...when I got there however, he moved! And sat with his back to me! Flown thousands of miles away for that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a solo trip into Tokyo while on a long layover at the Narita airport. There is a rail stop just a short walk from the entrance to the Zoo, and there are a few restaurants right outside the gate. There are a few rest houses inside the gates as well with refreshments and food. The exhibits are nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very easy to travel for visitors , pandas are right there in beginning so people like me who have less time can easily visit . 600 yen for entry and close to Ueno park station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spans over a rather large area - we couldn't finish it all in one afternoon. For the admission price (couple of bucks only!), it's a really worthwhile visit that will entertain the kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the zoo is pleasant and is quite good for young children as its quite compact and you can get through it in a couple of hours. However from an animal rights perspective many of the animal enclosures are way to small. The penquins looked in very poor condition.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the oldest zoo in Japan. Small and average comparing to zoos of other countries. To access the zoo at the Main Gate is to walk through the Ueno Park from JR Ueno Station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting zoo where they have also usual and red pandas, several kinds of otters, lemurs and other animals. Also they have there at least 2 kinds of seals and a lot of other animals. The most interesting exhibitions were inside where unfortunately you could not photograph mostly as it was too dark and flash is not allowed or you'd... 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.
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