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Ueno Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
9-83, Uenokoen, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3828-5171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ueno zoo is a must see in Tokyo, especially if you're with the kids. Lots of animals in their environment and the awesome panda family!

Thank PierAndrea R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place to see panda if you have not been to china yet. Ticket not expensive and the place is big and good for kids running around

Thank remycym
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had some time to kill on a rainy day so decided to go to the zoo. Tickets are cheap (only 600 yen pp), only cash though, no credit card. There was lots to see inside as well as outside, we especially enjoyed the nocturnal...More

Thank Evax0207
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ueno Zoo, like many other Zoos around the world they usually have lots of animals and one star attraction. For this zoo that is the Panda bears. These are beautiful creatures that I have wanted to see up close since I was very little. We...More

Thank Haseeb B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this zoo in August-Summer season. Ticket price is very affordable and free ticket for kid under 12 years old. The animal mascot at this zoo is Giant Panda. The place is comfortable to bring kids to see a lot of their collection animals....More

Thank Nuryono Herry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if only to see the pandas; yes, the line is long, and ye, you only get a minute or so viewing time-but where else can you see Mom, Dad, and Baby panda together?

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early as there will be a line up. The zoo is large and well kept. I went during Japans school holidays on a very hot day, so line was long. Try to avoid visiting in the heat as there is not a lot of...More

Thank anniebarb2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is conveniently located in Ueno park. Entry cost is reasonable, ¥600 for adults and kids under 13 free. The zoo is located over two sites and a monorail connects them. The zoo is clean and the animals appear well looked after. The queue...More

Thank john a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a well thought zoo (that's coming from someone not really into caged animals), and the landscape is pretty good for such an old zoo. The animals look like they are well cared for.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am happy that I made it to Ueno Zoo on a Sunday afternoon even though we waited in 95 degree F heat to the pandas for an hour or more. Stroller rental is only 500 Yen. When you finally get to the front of...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
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Suzanne P
10 April 2018|
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Response from TravelBugs77 | Reviewed this property |
Go on there website. No need to book unless you want to see red panda. Or there is a lottery you can enter to see for free but hard as a tourist
3 April 2018|
Response from niteowl22 | Reviewed this property |
We used cash. You use an atm type machine to buy the tickets. It wasn't expensive to get in. I think it was 600 yen.
Dennis R
3 May 2017|
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Response from Ziva N | Reviewed this property |
The zoo and its surrounding area offer quite enough shading from the sun, but yes I would second the previous review and suggest for you to bring an umbrella.