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Ueno Zoo, Taito

3.5
#1 of 11 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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  • Worst zoo experience ever. Animals were depressed and malnourished. The tiger was so skinny, and alone! Some animals were kept alone, without any partner to socialise with. A lot of the animals were.....  more »
  • Initially I had a really good experience walking through the zoo and seeing all the animals up close. The cheap entrance fee is a huge bonus. Then upon reading further reviews and realizing the...  more »
  • We entered the zoo after lunch but from 2.00pm on, the more popular exhibitions began to sytematically close down so we were racing around trying not to miss anything. Our main aim was to see the...  more »
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  • My son and I hate going to zoo. So, when my husband told us we should visit the zoo while we were in Ueno because the zoo is the oldest one in Tokyo (may be Japan), we just said yes. After visiting the zoo, we were all very impressed. The entrance fee is very cheap. The place is well maintained, very clean. Animals are well fed. We really enjoyed our time in this zoo. It’s not smelly like your typical zoo. This zoo is more like a Japanese garden. Lots of trees every where. The place is huge. If you decide to come here, it’s probably a 3-4hrs (at least) visit and make sure you wear a comfortable shoes. Lots of uphill walk 😅 Highly recommend it!!!!
  • Oldest zoo in Japan with many animals exhibits. Nice to walk around and look and learn about the various animals. Some of the enclosures look a bit dated, but there are upgrading works in the zoo so hopefully they are rebuilding better and bigger enclosures for the animals. Entrance fee is cheap (Y600 per adult, free for children below 12). Food options and gift shops available.
  • When we went here, the Pandas are not awake so no action😟 the crew are asking us to move and move from the line so we only got few clicks from our cameras. Most of the animals are sleeping so what can we do. My wife still love it so I will give it 3 stars. Easy access from trains. Parking is available too.
  • Nice zoo divided into East and West parts with monorail in the works to provide transportation options. The quality of the zoo is excellent with giant pandas as the icing on the cake. Other top attractions are the polar bears, tigers, and gorilla. The nocturnal exhibit was interesting; lemurs had a special exhibit; several other special exhibits as well as a children's zoo make this zoo interesting for both adults and children. Don't be in a hurry as there is a fair amount of walking as the 2 parts are separated by a ramp and just enjoy the exhibits with good English explanations.
  • Awesome place! Just mind blowing. Highly recommended. Take enough time in your hand or you will be in hurry and won't finish completely. You can take your child, they will enjoy the time.
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