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Ueno Park, Taito

4.4
#2 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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A hub of cultural attractions, Ueno Park originally served as the gardens of the Kaneiji Temple during the Edo period. In 1873 it opened to the public as one of the first Western-style parks. An island temple to the goddess of fortune and beauty floats in its pond, while the national museum and art museum stand as bastions of Japan's rich heritage. Rest up between cultural sightseeing, stop by the zoo, or visit the market under the elevated train line. In the spring, join the flocks of visitors enjoying the over 800 blossoming cherry trees. Work out when and for how long to visit Ueno Park and other Tokyo attractions using our handy Tokyo trip planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    we visited Ueno Park and some of the temples and museums and stayed as the night fell and everything started closing. The feeling of peace at that time (during the day there were many people!) was ama...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    You can just go to the Park if you want, some café. Even admission to the zoo and a lot of museums are often open on weekends until 4 pm easy to reach via subway, crowded on weekends
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  • October 3, 2017
    Beautiful park with really big trees and lots of different things to see. I wandered here for a couple of hours, many street artists who are playing music. Awesome spot to relax and get away from busy...  more »
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  • April 27, 2017
    Beautiful park in the middle of Tokyo filled with museums. I cannot suggest this park enough. Of course, we visited it during cherry blossom season, but I'm thinking that in all other areas it must be just as beautiful! I suggest it during the sunset period since during that time you get amazing colours. Good luck in exploring it all, it is gigantic!
  • April 4, 2017
    Wonderful huge park, home of the Tokyo Zoo. Has something to offer for every season. For me the very best thing to do is rent a boat on the small lake. Also i loved how they are organizing different ethnic festivals on the main park plateau. It gives you an opportunity to try different food and meet new people.
  • May 3, 2017
    I love this park! It's so beautiful during cherry blossom season, it's in full bloom. You walk through the corridor of cherry blossoms. At the end it's a temple and a little fair like booths with plenty of junk snack food.
  • June 7, 2017
    From museums to shrines or temples, there are quite some things to visit. It's famous for the cherry blossoms, but I would say even more for the mass of drunk people under them, or 3 hours of waiting line for the must see exhibit. Pretty crowded during the weekend.
  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful and big park. Must visit place during cherry blossom, spectacular view and crowd !

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