Ueno Park
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This large park is a favorite destination of Tokyo residents, and within can be found many of the city's main attractions including the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Zoo and the National Museum of Western Art.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: 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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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  • Rodman100
    Wellington, New Zealand735 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market day
    Opposite the Tokyo national museum is Ueno park. I went on a Saturday and there were market stalls selling all kinds of things including bonsai trees, also there were food stalls selling all manner of food. There were also several Street entertainers throughout the park doing there thing.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada381 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge park with many attractions
    A massive park that provided a lovely escape from the hectic city. Saw Inari Fox Shrine, lily pond, 5 story pagoda that survived the 1923 earthquake, had a coffee at Starbucks and shopped at the small Tokyo National Museum gift shop. A relaxed morning in Tokyo.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 28, 2023
  • Linda
    Hanc, France238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    excellent
    a great place near our hotel to unwind after flight. lots to see including zoo. we queued and saw twin giant pandas. lots of other animals. very enjoyable but animals in small pens. lots of cafes and toilets.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Emma C
    Godalming, United Kingdom2,363 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Park
    We went to the zoo and then had a wander around before lunch reservations at a restaurant in the park itself. There's lots to see here, and it's very pretty during the cherry blossom season or in the autumn. It is usually pretty busy, but it's so big, I don't think the amount of people detracts from the joy of it. We especially like the shrine and the pagoda...oh and the people watching!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 20, 2024
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Enjoyable Park
    We were a little early to catch the cherry blossoms but liked this park a lot, notwithstanding the bare trees. It’s easy to get here via the subway and there’s a lot to see. We visited two museums, a temple, strolled the park and ate lunch from the street vendors. Everything is very convenient. Lots of bathrooms, too. Highly recommended.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Daisychain50
    Lichfield, United Kingdom142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to see the Pandas!
    This is such a great park, lots to see and do and the blossom will be out in the next couple of weeks sadly we just missed them. Go to the zoo in the morning and see the pandas. It only costs £3, 600yen and give it half a day.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
  • MissT603
    Sydney, Australia599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cherry blossoms & space
    We spent a day here. Easy to get to from the train. The park is really big, and not too crowded. There's street performers and lots to do & see. The shrines are beautiful, the National museum is really interesting. We didn't visit the zoo, but only a short walk.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia748 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In Bloomit will be Spectaclur
    Japan predicted an early Sakura season but with the rain the season has been later than predicted. So when we arrived there was only on tree in bloom and a hundred people around taking pictures. But with the number of trees in bud in another week or so this park will be spectacular.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 31, 2024
  • mjm19622019
    New South Wales, Australia455 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ueno in Spring! The blossoms are out.
    The cherry blossoms seem to have finally come out! This is a lovely park, with a street lined with Sakura trees. Just get off at Ueno station and you’ll be right there. Your JR pass will get you there if you have one. Lots of food stalls and karaoke happening!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 5, 2024
  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museums & Markets
    Recommend checking on when markets are held here, as we visited during the last weekend of March and there was a market held at the centre of the park. Food, alcohol, deserts were sold amongst other things. All the museums centre towards this park but some were closed during our visit. Theres a decent amount of park benches everywhere and some cherry blossoms were blooming on our visit. Recommended
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2024
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16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A beautiful big park with multiple temples, museums and the zoo. There are some very famous temples and sites here. Beautiful in sakura season.
Written April 15, 2024
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Mark T
Houston, TX444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Ueno is a gateway to Tokyo because of the Keisei Skyliner from Narita airport. You can store your baggage in a station locker. Then you go to the park. Especially. people love its beautiful cherry flowers in spring! You have your zen moment at Starbucks.
Written April 11, 2024
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Josh D
New York City, NY484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
You may wonder why my title is in Spanish but it means very good and has the name of the park in it!! I happen to enjoy parks a lot and being near trees and plants and people watching!! I went to a museum here and the zoo and also went to see the cherry blossoms!! My parents and sisters always ask me about my lady love interests when I FaceTime with them here and they said to bring a lady to the cherry blossoms!! I happen to have no luck with my love life and so I had to look at them by myself!! I know you are all probably crying now hearing about this but I believe one day I will find somebody!! I saw a truck with Cuban sandwiches and so I got one and a lemonade and sat down to look at the trees!! It was a good time so you all should come here!!
Written April 6, 2024
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AK95
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
It’s a nice park, it’s quite big. There were some cherry blossoms there but they were not fully bloomed when we were there. There was a good market there at the time which was nice.
Written April 5, 2024
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Recommend checking on when markets are held here, as we visited during the last weekend of March and there was a market held at the centre of the park. Food, alcohol, deserts were sold amongst other things. All the museums centre towards this park but some were closed during our visit. Theres a decent amount of park benches everywhere and some cherry blossoms were blooming on our visit. Recommended
Written April 5, 2024
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mjm19622019
New South Wales, Australia455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The cherry blossoms seem to have finally come out! This is a lovely park, with a street lined with Sakura trees. Just get off at Ueno station and you’ll be right there. Your JR pass will get you there if you have one.
Lots of food stalls and karaoke happening!
Written April 5, 2024
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia748 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Japan predicted an early Sakura season but with the rain the season has been later than predicted. So when we arrived there was only on tree in bloom and a hundred people around taking pictures. But with the number of trees in bud in another week or so this park will be spectacular.
Written March 31, 2024
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MissT603
Sydney, Australia599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spent a day here.
Easy to get to from the train.
The park is really big, and not too crowded.
There's street performers and lots to do & see.
The shrines are beautiful, the National museum is really interesting. We didn't visit the zoo, but only a short walk.
Written March 28, 2024
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Visited this park on March 19- 4 days before flowering season . Only about 18 trees were in full bloom- or about 5% of the trees . By late March- more will bloom . As it is highly accessible- it is the best place to visit during Sakura season .

Just walk around the park and you can see the various blooming sakuras . Especially near the Ueno zoo as well as the entrance to Ueno park . There are 2 types of sakuras- the pink ones and the white ones . It will be very crowded in 2 weeks time .

I visited the sumida park - and frankly Ueno lark is better to see Sakuras as it is very accessible .
Written March 28, 2024
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Karen W
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
They’re coming! The blossoms are coming! We found two trees in full bloom in one of the back streets near the children’s library 🌸
Written March 28, 2024
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