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Ueno Park, Taito

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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. Plan to visit Ueno Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo holiday planner.
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  • This park is well worth a visit with plenty to see and fountains in the middle. Probably something best done during nice weather though  more »
  • This is a large park, it's a nice place to walk around. They have several attractions inside the park to include the zoo, science museum, art museum, and literature museum. You can spend the whole day...  more »
  • amazingly beautiful and photogenic and picturesque spot. must visit when in Tokyo . best time is early mornings ,it is less crowded and you can enjoy much better.  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One of the top places to indulge in cherry blossom viewing, Ueno Park does not fail to deliver. Cherry Blossom Tree lined walkways? Check. Cherry Blossom by the lake? Check. Giant weeping Cherry Blossom photo opp at entrance? Check. Only thing, is that it can get rather crowded and rowdy with drinking parties gathering at Ueno Park. Suggest that you explore the place during the day time on a weekday to claim the place as your own private sakura getaway.