Ueno Park, Tokyo
Ueno Park, Tokyo - Address, Phone Number
Address: 110-0007 Tokyo Ueno Park, Taito-ku, 5-20
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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About Ueno Park, Tokyo
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 Information
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
How To reach Ueno Park by Public Transport
- Trains: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote line. Subway- Ginza line or Bullet Train- JR Akita orKeiseiUeno line at Ueno Station.
Restaurants Near Ueno Park
- Kamonka Bamboo Garden
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Ueno Park, Tokyo Reviews
I visited this extremely large park during the shoulder season in end of August 2017. It's a very pleasant place. There's a museum, zoo, and large open spaces to hold festivals and events (there's one celebrating cultures of Nepal when I came). You can easily spend the whole first half of the day here. Don't be afraid to lose your way. Map and signs are plentiful, as is almost anywhere else in Japan.
Quite a big park with lots of things to do, a zoo, many museums, street food, shrines and a temple. There was also a special garden that was open but required an fee to get in. The park was nicely lit up in the evening. There are maps everywhere so its easy to find where you want to go and the park has bathrooms.
Extremely beautiful park, nice scenery. We have seen some interesting show and fantastic Japanese building here. Great place to take a casual walk and spend half a day in Ueno.
Love this place, lived this area over a year, each season gave me different experience. Every weekend alway got some event shows on. Even just sit around there can fulfill mind and body. Must go.
This park has multiple museums, performing art venue, restaurants in it and surrounding it, a lake, hundreds of varieties of Sakura trees that blooms late March and early April, temples and a zoo. You can experience many activities through out Day and night. I spent a two full days during Sakura full bloom season. Night view of Sakura covered sky with full moon was amazing.