Ueno ZooCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
8.4% of people who visit Tokyo include Ueno Zoo in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
49.35% of people start their Ueno Zoo visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ueno Zoo
86.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ueno Zoo
Ueno Zoo Trips
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Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Reviews
Great experience. Some of the animals were unique. No live shows however as compared to the other ones. Giant panda is over hyped. After waiting for more than an hour you can see it either sleeping or hidden in some deep bamboo zones. Try to go somewhere around 12 pm or around 2.30 pm the waiting time reduces. Well spaced and quite organised otherwise. Kids will enjoy a lot.
Beautiful zoo, well worth the visit if you are in Tokyo area. The entrance fee is only 600 yen. The line for seeing the giant panda was over 2 hours :( I will have to try and visit again with a shorter line. The lion was amazing to see, he actually roared while we were there. Amazing experience to see that in person. Quite scary and amazing!
I and my husband visited this place with our young boys. The baby cart facility (500¥) was useful. The waiting lines to see famous pandas were exhausting but I guess going on weekdays or non holidays would avoid that. There are different closing times for a few animals, make sure to check the schedule as monorail takes away some time too. Overall, fun experience. Our kids loved it :)
The enclosures were a bit small for the animals in my opinion. The elephants, monkeys, polar bears, and big cats looked very bored. Where were their toys? They had nothing to do but pace and eat when the time came. It made me feel kind of sad. The lineup for the panda was over an hour so we didn't bother. I would hope that much of the money gained from the hundreds of panda paraphernalia would go back into the animal care, as it seemed the guests had much more room than them. One of the animals, the maned wolf had a big open sore on his shoulder that I hope is being taken care of. Preservation of animals is great, but the exhibits need to be the animals' homes, not their prisons.
Nice place to take your family for a day of viewing birds panda and other animals. There is a entry fee and children pay half price. There is a giant panda there but during busy and perk period there can be up to 80 mins waiting in line before you get to see the panda eating bamboo sticks. Oh and don't waste your yen in taking the monorail ride. It's very short ride and you don't get to see anything special.