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Ueno Zoo, Taito

(3.8/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
See more than 460 animal species at Ueno Zoo, the oldest zoo in Japan. Situated in a spacious public park, the zoo dates back to 1882 and features a monorail that will take you between various themed areas. You can admire a staggering variety of animals here, housed in enclosures that strive to imitate natural habitats. Meet the resident giant pandas, see the rare Sumatran tigers and lowland gorillas, view the pygmy hippos, and observe numerous other animals from all over the world. See Ueno Zoo and all Tokyo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Tokyo, like many destinations in Japan, is best explored by means of public transportation and walking. Ueno Zoo is no exception. A mere 15 minute walk from the station is all it takes to get you to t...  more »
  • We visited Ueno zoo in the afternoon to keep the kids happy, who were a bit tired after exploring Ueno Park. This is by far not the largest or the best zoo, but quite nice and our kids really enjoyed ...  more »
  • Zoo with panda and many other animals. Cheap entry compared to the french zoo. (600 yen for adults). Attention closes at 16:30. Downside: many animals (elephants, gorillas) were not visible. Is of the wrong of the day of the visit? But not serious given the price of admission.
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  • Best value for money. So many animals to see. well worth a look. great family holiday spot. Thanks Japan
  • It's not as if the zoo is poorly kept, dirty or ugly but the animal enclosures are small by top zoo standards. Some animals looked awfully sad and bored. Had mixed feelings when leaving. They should triple admission price to upgrade all animal enclosures! Happy to pay much more for animals happiness.
  • Loved it here. Big zoo with plenty to do and see. Well spread out and plenty of walking to do. Plus show your passport at the entrance to receive a discount
  • Nice zoo, good variety of animals. Most enclosures are pretty good, though some animals appear to show some stereotypical behaviour.
  • Crowded on weekends and public holidays. Pretty big zoo, worth visiting once especially if you have kids. You can see Lord harambe here.