Where is Ueno

Ueno has many places to visit from shopping, zoo, to museums. Ueno is known as an old town that some parts remain the same as it was after the war. Ueno zoo in Ueno is the most popular zoo in Japan for its pandas. In Japan, there are only 2 zoos where you can see pandas so many people keeps visiting Ueno zoo. Ueno is also called as the town of art that it has the most renowned art university in Japan and top museums. At Ameyoko street, don’t miss to buy some local foods. Check the attractions of fascinating Ueno!

 

 

Ueno Spots

“Many Japanese visit this zoo for pandas!”
Ueno zoo

Japanese visit this zoo for pandas!Largest annual admissions among Zoos in Japan that can be said Ueno zoo is the most famous zoo in Japan.Besides the famous pandas there, it also has about 400 animals. The zoo is big that it takes 1 day to see all the animal. Children would be excited with many kinds of animals!

Ueno zoo
Address:9-83 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8711
Access:5 minutes walk from “Ueno sta.”
Official:https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/index.html

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“Famous shopping arcade in Tokyo! You can definitely feel the local atmosphere here”
Ameyoko street

It is a Japanese local shopping street between Ueno station and Okachimachi station. There are various stores like clothes, varieties, and foods etc. You can enjoy negotiating a lower price at some stores. Always crowded with people and it is a popular spot for foreigners too!

Ameyoko street
Address:4-9-14 Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0005
Access:1 minutes walk from “Ueno sta.”

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Museums

Ueno is often referred to the town of art because it has many museums. Most famous art university in Japan is also located in Ueno.

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National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

This museum was established in 1877 and is one of the oldest museums in Japan. Permanent exhibitions are divided into Japan gallery and global gallery which explain the history of Japan and the earth from scientific points of view. There are also exhibitions of Dinosaurs and the universe. From the young to the olds, lots of people can enjoy here.

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Address:7-20 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8718
Access:5 minutes walk from “Ueno sta.”
Official:http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/index.php

 

Tokyo National Museum

This museum was established in 1872 and is the oldest museum in Japan. It was built to collect and study Eastern art works and archaeological remains including Japan’s ones.Temporary exhibitions are also popular for those are interesting.

Tokyo National Museum
Address:13-9 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8712
Access:10 minutes walk from “Ueno sta.”
Official:https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en

 

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Kunio Maekawa, a Japanese modern architect who learned from Le Corbusier, one of the great pioneers of modern architecture, built this museum. It is the first national art museum in Japan established in 1926. About 300 temporary exhibitions are held in a year. Even the exhibitions may require admission fee, the entrance fee for the building is free.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Address:8-36 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0007
Access:7 minutes walk from “Ueno sta.”
Official:https://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html

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“Popular park for cherry blossoms on Spring!”
Ueno park

After you get out the Ueno station, this beautiful park waits you there. It is a large park that has museums and zoo in the site. The statue of Takamori Saigo in the park is also famous. (Watch the movie Last Samurai if you don’t know him…!) The park is selected as the 100 beautiful places for cherry blossoms. We would definitely like you to visit here when you’re in Tokyo in Spring!

Ueno park
Address:5-20 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0007
Access:2 minutes walk from “Ueno sta.”
Official:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/#googtrans(en)

Summary

Ueno is another place in Tokyo where you can see the Japanese local life. Try some local fish at the Ameyoko street! Ueno is also known as a town of art with deep culture. Museums and the most famous zoo is located here. Ueno shows you different Tokyo to you.