Ueno Park

Attraction Ueno Park Japan 〒110-0007 東京都台東区 上野公園・池之端三丁目 Published on: 27-07-2016

3 hours
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:00 AM
11:00 AM
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Attraction
Family
Outdoor
Park
Must see
Free
6.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen?) is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji.

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Why Ueno Park is special ?

The park grounds were originally part of Kaneiji Temple, which used to be one of the city's largest and wealthiest temples and a family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period. Kaneiji stood in the northeast of the capital to protect the city from evil, much like Enryakuji Temple in Kyoto.


During the Boshin Civil War, which followed the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Kaneiji suffered nearly complete destruction in a battle between the victorious forces of the new Meiji government and loyalists of the overthrown shogunate. After the battle, the temple grounds were converted into one of Japan's first Western style parks and opened to the public in 1873. A statue of Saigo Takamori, one of the generals in the Battle of Ueno, stands near the park's southern entrance.


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What to explore at Ueno Park?

Today Ueno Park is famous for the many museums found on its grounds, especially the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum for Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Science Museum. It is also home to Ueno Zoo, Japan's first zoological garden.

Additionally, Ueno Park is one of Tokyo's most popular and lively cherry blossom spots with more than 1000 cherry trees lining its central pathway. The cherry blossoms are usually in bloom during late March and early April and attract large numbers of hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties.

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How to get to Ueno Park?

Ueno Park is just next to JR Ueno Station. Easiest access is provided by the station's "Park Exit".

Selling points

  • Beautiful even without the cherry blossoms
  • The most beautiful park we have seen
  • Nice place to spend time
  • Great Park for exploring
  • Cherry Blossom Paradise
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  • Apart from viewing cherry blossom or Sakura in Ueno Park, visitors can spend time on going around Ueno Zoo (600 yen for the entrance fee), enjoy green space or have breakfast with many vendors and stores around this park.
    Things to do
  • The food is cheap compared with the same type sold in other tourist destination.
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  • Museums in Ueno Park closed on Mondays.
    Timming
  • English address: 7-7 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Kanto 110-0007, Japan
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  • On Saturdays and Sundays, many events as well as street performances are hold in this park.
    Events
  • It's spectacular in Cherry Blossom Season.
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Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

There are zoo, shrines, museum, restaurants,... So many thing to see and to do, and they are for free. The park was clean and the atmosphere was good, It's far away from busy and noisy streets. This place is beautiful. I love sitting under the trees, chatting with friends or reading a book. Should visit here when you come to Tokyo!

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a park for all to relax a little while from the busy Tokyo life.

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