Ueno ZooCurrently Closed
- Address: 9-83 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-338285171
- Ticket Price: 600 JPY
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
Ueno Zoo - Review
Ueno Zoo is great destination to while away sometime with your family and friends. The place is a 14.3hectare Zoo and is Japan’s oldest zoo. The Ueno Zoo is managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and dates as back as 1882. The zoo today holds up to 2600 animals and more than 464 species that make it one of the best in Japan.If you are with kids then this is a good learning experience for them.
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Ueno Zoo Ticket Prices
- Adults (16-64): 600 yen
- Seniors (65+): 300 yen
- Students (13-15): 200 yen
- Children (0-12): Free
How To reach Ueno Zoo by Public Transport
- Trains can be taken from Nezu Station or Uguisudani Station.
- Take a taxi or rental to the location.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ueno Zoo
19.73% of people who visit Tokyo include Ueno Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
43.1% of people start their Ueno Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ueno Zoo
77.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ueno Zoo
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Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Reviews
The zoo is big enough for a half day visit. It closes pretty early, so it's better to arrive before noon. There are restaurants inside but I don't recommend any of them. Don't taste very good and quite pricey. Good animals collection, my favourite part is the avian area, those owls and falcons are so cute! And they have enough space inside of each cage, still sad, but they don't seem to be constrained by any means. I know Ueno zoo is famous for its pandas but, the queue is insane and the pandas often hide somewhere you can't really see. Not a fan of panda anyway. Didn't want to waste my time, I just used my camera to zoom in and saw its chubby belly. That's it.
This place is huge... it’s a short scenic walk from the train station. The line to get in moves fast. Just when you think you seen it all there’s a who other side of the zoo by ueno park. You can either walk or take the train to get tot that side. Lots of food places. First time I seen elephants in doors. And the zoo is has warning signs out side of certain exhibits that warn foreigners of the possibility of contracting the bird flu because it exhibits contains birds and is in doors. That’s a good thing for me because that’s one of the questions asked coming back into the USA.
Centrally located, there are quite a few cafes and a Starbucks in Ueno park before entering the zoo. Admission price was really cheap: 600 ¥ for an adult. There was a considerably big line when we arrived, however it moves pretty quickly, tickets are purchased via a machine (similar to train tickets) which can display English. The zoo had a large variety of animals however I found the enclosures were very small for the size of the animals. I also found a lot of the animals were smaller in size by 20-30%. They don't look neglected, just small enclosures. To see the panda was a 180 minute wait when I entered the park, and a 120 minute wait when I left towards closing time, so get ready to wait if you want to see a panda.
The zoo has a wide variety of animals and is quite spacious but the enclosures themselves do not feel appropriate for the animals. Moreover, there was a 2 hour queue for the panda enclosure and we didn't even get to see them properly. We just hurried through as there were more people behind. On top of that, the pandas were in super small concrete enclosures. The polar bears were separated and were in the 36°C heat with no cooling.
Queues are long to see the panda, but if you go early, it's better.🐼 We arrived there 30 min after opening time and waited an hour to see the panda. Should have gone even earlier. Other animals are also cute! Enclosures are big and full of toys, I don't know what people are talking about.