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Ueno Zoo

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Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3828-5171
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3828-5171
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Reviewed yesterday

Personally I loved it as there are lot of things to see and there are so many animals and birds are there which I have seen for the very first time. So I was excited. If you are traveling with kids and love zoo once...More

Thank vdey87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well maintained zoo....compared to other zoos I've visited. They have polar bear, penguins, giraffe, rhino, hippo, kangaroo, elephant and other animals that are not present in smaller zoos. They also got big collection of birds and nocturnal animals. Not too crowded during our visit.

Thank MCamrel
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my worst experience in a zoo. Small rooms, not clean enough. The animals are stressed or sad, they are not energetic.

Thank Hana A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice place for hanging around all day, admiring adorable animals. Highly recommended for both couples and family. Just remember the sunscreen!😎

Thank lianchennnn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decent zoo to enjoy for young kids. Restaurants are also good but I do not take unless i am very hungry. There is a smaller entry 5 min from Nezu station. Usually much less crowded.

Thank Sean Seungwon J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just love Zoos and have been to quite a few around the world. I get that its not everyones cup of tea - animals in cages but this is one of the best , all of the animals looked happy - very clean and to...More

Thank jono3987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to see the recent baby panda, but no such luck. We did see Ri Ri though. As we wandered the parklands, something very obvious occured to us...the animals are sad. Everyone knows that meerkats are a pack animal...yet there was only 1....More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo in August - right in the middle of baby panda fever! We had a great day out (although didn't get to see the baby panda as she was still too little), and saw lots of different animals, such as tigers, pandas,...More

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters is really love the animals.,and they also love too ride the monorail.beacause we are almost everyday go there that's why I decide to buy 1years pass.its cheaper and the everyday pass if you go 4times a month I suggest buy a 1year pass.

Thank Kaje924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ueno zoo is cute and cosy, set in a beautiful park. We went in July when the lotus blossoms were all open. We got to see RiRi the panda who is super cute and squishy, it is worth going early as the park opens as...More

1  Thank Emma B
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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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.
23 February 2017|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, do not know the schedule there. Can't you google the zoo?
31 January 2017|
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Response from lalalyzz | Reviewed this property |
Construction work in progress, I suppose. But I get you. I was there a fortnight ago. The zoo employees should be able to accommodate the animals regardless of the season or weather. After all it's the oldest zoo in Japan... More