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“Beautiful park”
Review of Ueno Park

Ueno Park
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Ranked #3 of 336 things to do in Taito
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This large park is a favorite destination of Tokyo residents, and within can be found many of the city's main attractions including the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno zoo and the National Museum of Western Art.
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“Beautiful park”
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Directly from the train station a beautiful park featuring temples, a zoo, and beautiful gardens. We spent a happy Morning wondering before going to the zoo then going off for some shopping.

Visited September 2013
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“Visited almost every day!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This huge park boasts museums, cafes, boat rides and lots of places to walk and relax. It's the perfect getaway in a downtown situation.

Visited October 2012
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“Visit it more for a glimpse of Tokyoites enjoying a day out”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nothing of particular note stands out here (although the incredibly large leaves and beautiful, pink flowers of the plants which grow in Shinobazu Pond certainly catch the eye).

There is a small shrine, Bentando, on a strip of land which crosses the pond and there is Kiyomizu Kannondo, a smallish temple. Neither of them, were they on their own in the middle of the city, would qualify as something going out of your way to see though.

The Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Western Art Muesum and National Science Museum (with its seemingly life-sized whale rising some three or four stories into the air) are not reviewed here because they are sights unto themselves.

What you would come to the park to see, however, is Tokyoites relaxing on a day out with their families. It is a people-watching place. Many visit the Zoo (which I did not visit and which is not reviewed here either).

The park is lined with cherry trees (not in bloom when I was there) which I'd imagine would change the appeal of the park in spring.

If your purpose for visiting other countries is to observe other cultures and ways of life and not simply to tick off sights gleaned from guide books or picked up from conversations with friends or family who have visited, this should be on your list of places to visit. There’s no shortage of places to see Tokyoites at work throughout the city but this is one of a handful that will give you a window into how they spend their off time with their families.

Visited September 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I went here often because its near to my bf office. The park is in the center of the city, lot of Japanese & foreigner goes here cause its public park that also have small temple. I always practice to ride my bicycle here before & I love to sat on the bench after I rode my bicycle, I've just look at the duck in the river & watch sunset... If your hungry you can eat in restaurant inside the park or near by restaurant they have lot of restaurant near by like mcdo, Fridays & so on...

Visited September 2013
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Graz, Austria
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“Nice Park - Best combine it with the National Museum or the Zoo!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

It's not the most beautiful/biggest/tidiest/... Park I've seen (even in Tokyo), but its worth a visit if you are already in Ueno. It provides a peaceful place with some attractions like temples, shrines and even a small amusement park for kids.


The two times we were there we had been approached by old men in brown robes and white hats with little Buddha-pictures in their hands. The first time we listened - as naive as we were - but when he "asked" (or better pushed) for a donation of 20000 Yen (yep, the number is correct) at the entrance of a Shinto shrine (yep, that's not his religion) we smelled that something must be fishy. WE REPORTED IT ALREADY TO THE POLICE (their box is between the Zoo entrance and the main gate), who was pretty surprised by those unwanted pests in "their" park. So if you see one/talk to one (we even saw one in Akihabara), report it to the nearest Police station, since they seem to operate Tokyo wide. They had some problems with understanding simple English first, but drawing and an English speaking operator on the phone did the job quite well.

Visited September 2013
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