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Ueno Zoo, Uenokoen

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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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  • This zoo while cheap is old and rundown many exhibits way too small for the animals resulting in the most sad looking animals I’ve ever seen. It was heartbreaking to see how visibly upset some of the ...  more »
  • Visited this for a short while, only to see the panda. The queue was long. It was snowing and we had to wait for 30 mins in an open queue. They can probably make a covered section for such situations....  more »
  • On weekdays at 3:00 too much at the Panda of the 50 minute wait. Don't stop. Sadness seen only from behind. Not permitted me to wait. Cold winter evening Zoo and the Zoo soon enters into. But right from 600 Yen cheaper.
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  • The zoo was clean and well-kept-maintained. I had fun even as an adult! It’s a bit big and requires a lot of walking especially if you’re going to the other side so dress comfortably!
  • It's a very good place and a must visit as a tourist in Japan. In the zoo you can see a lot of exquisite animals! However if you go at the weekend, the waiting line for the Panda is too long. I really wished I could have been able to see the famous Panda, but I can't wait that long. It didn't seem to bother the locals though. The long waiting line. In addition to the exquisite animals, you can find some interesting architectures. Traditional Japanese architecture and even Thai architecture. If you are hungry you can eat at one of the few restaurants in the zoo. However, it's better to have food at one of Tokyo's largest food markets, just a few minutes away from the zoo. Where you can eat some delicious sea food for a fairly reasonable price. You can argue it's a very cheap price compared to Tokyo. Going to Ueno zoo is a very pleasant experience. It's a must if you are visiting Tokyo. I personally enjoyed Ueno and would like to go there again. Not just for the zoo, but also for the amazing museums near the zoo, for the delicious food and to buy some interesting souviners. Going to Ueno is a highly recommended experience in Tokyo. I hope you have fun at Ueno.
  • The zoo is very good, and around 2 or 3 hours you can have a nice time there, but for the panda animal, you have to wait around 30 min to see the animal, as it a famous in Japan, and many people come to see it. The zoo has two parts connected by a train inside but unfortunately, till this moment, the train doesn't work, so you have to walk around in the bridge a little to see the second part of the zoo.
  • Absolutely amazing. Ueno zoo makes you feel like being in the North and five minutes later in the jungle. You can see incredible animals. Pandas, elephants, penguins, zebra, birds, everything. I'm amazed at how cheap it is, it costs an average Japanese lunch. (600Y).
  • Great zoo for only 600 yen. We were here for 4 hours and didn't have a chance to see everything because there are so many animals (didn't stand in the 1+hour panda line either). The zoo closes at 17:00, but some of the more popular animals can't be viewed past 16:00 - Gorillas and Tigers for example.
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