The Ueno park is officially called the “Ueno Imperial Gift Park “ because it was a gift from Emperor Taisho to Tokyo city as a place of public recreation. The park is rich with greenery and birds during winter. This park also includes many other attractions in it. A number of famous museums like the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science and the Shitamachi Museum to name a few. The park also has a shrine to Benzaiten and Tokugawa Ieyasu's Toshogu shrine. The Shinobazu Pond is a pretty sight with pink water lilies and a good photo spot. You can make it a trip full of photographs and also a place to calm your senses because just like other Japanese parks, this park will give you peace of mind. The best time to visit this park is in spring when the cherry blossoms or Sakura blossoms as they are called are in full bloom. The park is full of pretty shades of white and pink and the weather is perfect for picnicking. The Japanese call this "Hanami" or "Flower viewing". It is a time of celebration and relaxation and Ueno park is central to this activity in Tokyo.
Make Ueno Park a must see part of Tokyo itinerary 5 days, it is just about 2 KM from Sensoji Temple, another historic place in Tokyo.
This much-cherished gift from the then emperor of Tokyo City - Emperor Taisho is indeed priceless position of Taito-ku, however Ueno Park Tickets are absolutely free of cost. There in fact are no Tickets for Ueno Park, however you can avail a guided tour to get the best of the park. For this, Ueno Park ticket prices may be subjective to the guide’s prices. To buy tickets for Ueno Park guides, check out our Ueno Park Tours.
Ueno Park Travel Tips
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
How to Reach Ueno Park
- Trains: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote line. Subway- Ginza line or Bullet Train- JR Akita orKeiseiUeno line at Ueno Station.
- Kamonka Bamboo Garden
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82.37% of people who visit Tokyo include Ueno Park in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
35.21% of people start their Ueno Park visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ueno Park
88.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ueno Park
Ueno Park Reviews & Ratings
A very beautiful park, surrounded by great museums, cafes, and shrines. Great place to kill an afternoon, especially during the cherry blossom season. There are often street performers of high caliber and regular festivals.
Tranquil park with a shrine and temple located near one of the entrances. This park connects to the Tokyo National Museum and is a great place for a leisurely stroll. You can even find a a Starbucks located in the center area that leads to the museum if you need a coffee. Several convenience stores located near by.
Nicely cared for open park in Tokyo. Pretty place and lots of walking areas and there are temples on the grounds and museums as well. There is a huge Shinobazu pond that has amazing plants that flower in the spring, must be fabulous to see. Peaceful spot.
Lovely park with a shrine and temple on its grounds and there’s a market at the north end, too. Several museums/galleries are also located here. Probably at its most beautiful during the cherry blossoms. And... my first time seeing such a brazen tanuki in the middle of the day!
A decent park and respite in the middle of the Taito area of Tokyo. Not the best park in Tokyo in my opinion but it is nice to walk around and there are many places to sit and relax. The zoo is located within the park as it the national museum. Nearest station is Ueno.