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Ueno Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals, such as Hokkaido brown beans, Japanese macaques, and wild cormorants.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
9-83, Uenokoen, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3828-5171
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

my son really live animals, thats why i choose to stay at ueno, so i can go there by walking...it took around 15min from ueno jr station to the zoo...while we were walking, we can see ueno park... the zoo itself in the ueno park,consist...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after hearing that the zoo works with San Diego Zoo to help some of the species and also that they are AZA accredited. Fun visit. We skipped the long panda line because we have the panda exhibit near our house in San...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YorkSJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enjoy seeing a variety of animals. Inside of the zoo is clean and not smells very bad. A part of the zoo is under construction now.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this zoo. All signage is in English and Japanese, and they pack a huge variety of animals into a compact space, while still giving the animals a decent amount of habitat to play in. We particularly enjoyed the birds, night animals, monkeys,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 January 2019. Beautiful sunny winters day and very busy: 90 minute wait to see pandas so have they a miss . Every enclosure we stopped at had sad , disturbed animals in it . Tiny enclosures and pacing animals . Was like something out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank emtee77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry, I like to leave positive reviews for people to find, but this zoo is of the type I thought had ended. Animals of all kinds and sizes in terrible conditions and cramped space. Quite depressing to see animals in such terrible states, clearly unwell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank SimonJ68_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the January New Year period and it was not very packed. You will need to purchase the entrance tickets on site via a vending machine. The Panda exhibit is the main attraction and the queue goes as long as 2 hours. Overall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andyfong82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ueno Zoo is one of Tokyo’s most authentic historical places. Forget Samurai or Ninja...this 1980’s style theme park is based around a zoo. The authenticity is so detailed - right from when you enter. No credit cards are allowed. Only cash. Hello 1984! The experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank ashleyhG3247OZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Ueno Zoo. Our children (13,12,9) loved the different animals. There was a large queue for the pandas (40 mins) through the whole morning. We spent 3 hours there and only got through half of the zoo but that was enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sunshine610292
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a terrible place for animals. examples, The cage for rhinos is very small the poor animal can't even turn. The giraffe's enclosure is tall but no moving space at all. similarly, for all the other animals. This is a terrible place. if you do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank naval b
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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
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Suzanne P
10 April 2018|
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Response from TravelBugs77 | Reviewed this property |
Go on there website. No need to book unless you want to see red panda. Or there is a lottery you can enter to see for free but hard as a tourist
3 April 2018|
Response from niteowl22 | Reviewed this property |
We used cash. You use an atm type machine to buy the tickets. It wasn't expensive to get in. I think it was 600 yen.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Ziva N | Reviewed this property |
The zoo and its surrounding area offer quite enough shading from the sun, but yes I would second the previous review and suggest for you to bring an umbrella.