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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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I love visiting zoos in different countries. Although many people might say its a bit different. I always see something different at each zoo. At this zoo I was able to see a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

5 minutes walk from Ueno station. It was crowded on Sunday. It opens until 5 pm, but you have to enter here by 4 pm. Panda is so adorable.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love visiting zoos in different countries. Although many people might say its a bit different. I always see something different at each zoo. At this zoo I was able to see a polar bear amongst various other bears known to the region of Asia. The day I went was rather hot and I ended up leaving earlier than I... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst this zoo is extremely cheap to visit, the experience is just depressing. Whilst there may be a wonderful variety of animals to see, this was ruined by the environment of the zoo. A lot of concrete structures, small cages and enclosures for the larger animals. It was a very hot Summer's day when we visited and many of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While it is a unique experience seeing the rare giant pandas, the environment they are in for public viewing is sparse and unstimulating. Mammals in this zoo have inadequate space to express their natural behaviours. The heat in summer is very demanding for mammal and bird species not from such climates, such as the polar bear. I really hope the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice zoo, not too big with some cool attractions of which the polar bear is probably the highlight but they have cool reptiles and stuff too. Enclosures seem clean but some a little small for the type of animal ie wolf and kangaroo. It's only 600Y in so can't go wrong for that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and could be more better If its not of the hot weather and humidity Most best sect is the panda The others is good We also like the monkeys Nice train Nice cafes and restaurant

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Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Zoo was alright, they have some amazing animals which were incredible to see, particularly the Pandas. However,as many of the other reviews say, some of the enclosures were a bit on the small side of things. Some animal enthusiasts will find some of it hard to see, particularly the polar bears in 30 degree heat, I'll attach a photo... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to visiting, it was clear that this was an old-school zoo - lots of concrete and small caged animals. Even knowing what I was in for, it still hurt to see these beautiful animals barely able to move inside their enclosures. Japan and Tokyo should be ashamed for continuing to keep this zoo open. Look around you and see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great to see so many different animals we have in Australia! Great experience all in all. Nice and clean and really set out well. The Pandas are the cutest!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like a normal city zoo with quite a lot animal in a pretty nice environment. The pandas are definitely the best part of the zoo, so it is worth a visit! There were too many birds which are not a big attraction, and also some animals were hidden in the cage and tourists could not see them.

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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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