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Ueno Zoo, Taito

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#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Tokyo
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ueno Zoo and many more Tokyo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Although my sister and I were too late to see the panda cub, we did see many other animals and birds. The owls we saw were beautiful. We laughed when we saw a real partridge, though he wasn’t in a pea...  more »
  • Each time the itinerary is arranged, the children will certainly ask Ueno Zoo to join the animals in the garden, such as the cat bear, the polar bear ... are incredibly cute and recommended.
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  • When you visit the Zoo proceed first to the area with the Panda because it usually has a long queue. If you don't do this first you may miss the Panda if you have a limited time. The Zoo closes at 17....  more »
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  • A must do if you're in Tokyo. The entrance fee is cheap, it's easy to navigate, and the staff are very friendly. The animals seem to be happy where they are, and the entire zoo is really beautiful. The cafeteria food was decent, and there are many vending machines placed around the zoo for your convenience. It's just a short walk from Ueno station, and was maybe only ten minutes from the Centurion Hotel & Spa, which was the hotel I stayed at. Don't miss out!
  • Very very cool little zoo. If you go in the main entrance you will come on to the Pandas first. They have a lot of different types for Monkeys. Its very cool to watch the monkeys run around on their swings. Some of the animals have two different areas to hang out in. Like the Polar bear. He can be in a grassy area or in the water area. You can take a tram over to the other side of the zoo and there are many many different animals to visit with.
  • The habitats are way too small for most animals and are most are almost completely devoid of anything to stimulate the animals. Several elephants are in a a small concrete area with nothing more around than a concrete pond - not suitable for such intelligent creatures. The panda area is small and I expected something better for them considering they're the zoos star attraction. Gorilla habitat looks overcrowded as well. A large number of animals such as the hippos and zebras are kept in very small pens and sit and stare into the corner of their pens, as far as they can get from the people looking at them - they are obviously uncomfortable with the amount of space they have and the lack of any ability to conceal themselves. I don't see how anybody can go here and feel good about what they see.
  • Amazing park with lots of interesting animals. Park is laid out in two halves connected by a bridge or you can take the tram. Do check out the feeding times so you can watch the interactions between animals and their carers.
  • I've been to Japan many times, from Sapporo to Kumamoto, and the Ueno Zoo is by far one of the best things I've seen and done in Japan. The pricing is unbelievably affordable, the crowds are reasonable, and there are so many animals that I'd read about, seen in photos and movies, but had never seen before in real life. The place blew my mind, it's now firmly on my recommendation list for things to do in Japan.

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