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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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  • The Zoo is just a short walk from Ueno Station. Our family visited on new year holidays so we had to wait more than an hour to see the Giant Panda.  more »
  • I just wanted to see the giant pandas and I was very dissatisfied. After waiting in line for almost 45 minutes I got to enter the area where pandas are kept. There were hidden at the end of the cage.....  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.
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