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Ueno Onshi Park / Shinobazu-no-ike Pond

Travel Guide - Ueno Onshi Park / Shinobazu-no-ike Pond


Ueno Onshi Park (or generally called Ueno Park) spreads over 532,000 square meters around Ueno Hill. During the Boshin War (1868 - 1869), Ueno Hill was the site of a last-ditch defense of the Tokugawa Shogunate by Shogi-tai, a troop formed by 2,000 Tokugawa loyalists. After completing the military phase of the Meiji Restoration, the new Meiji government transformed this place into the Japan’s first public park in 1873 along with Shiba Park, Asukayama Park, Asakusa Park, and Fukagawa Park.
What is unique about Ueno Park is its high concentration of modern art and cultural facilities in the lush forest, rich in historic monuments and relics of the Edo and early Meiji Periods. In the park's premises there are a zoo, art museums, ponds and temples. There are also cafés which let visitors relax while enjoying the nature during breaks from stroll. In spring, cherry blossom is one of its prime landscapes and attracts blossom-viewing parties during the season.
Just below the hill on the zoo property is Shinobazu-no-ike Pond. The pond is said to have formed by shoreline change in the Muromachi Period (1336 - 1573). Many migrating wildfowl such as mallards and pintails visit the pond, making this pond a great place for bird watching in the midst of the metropolis. With its cherry blossoms in spring, and water lilies blooming in summer, the pond is a popular spot for vacationers during these seasons.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Ueno Station or JR Okachimachi Station
  • Short walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)
  • 5 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)
  • 5 minutes walk from Ueno-okachimachi Station on the Toei Oedo Line (E09)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 5-20, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007


Andrew Woodrow-Butcher @dixitque - 2020-04-09
@travis_robert Street view won't take me into the grounds of this temple on this peninsula in a pond in the middle… https://t.co/BbXU8DCUDb
s.y. @sy78373369 - 2020-04-09
@Bikinireigen This reminded me of a line: “The doves in Ueno park eat better than me”
yewking @jenghom - 2020-04-09
Ueno Onshi Park

35.71512, 139.77051 https://t.co/FWvwsCvyYY
うり子💩🤎 @urichelu1226 - 2020-04-09
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/Luuc2QiHXZ @YouTubeより
GengHui (Jinghui) 景晖 @tangenghui - 2020-04-08
@japanagogo Yes, I would love to visit the other cherry blossom locations in other parts of Japan! I shot this in 2… https://t.co/zgFXQUMZx8
Japan A Go Go 🇯🇵🕴🌐 @japanagogo - 2020-04-08
@tangenghui Wow! Ueno Park is one of the most famous cherry blossoms location🌸
Thank you for sharing your wonderful picture!
Jeremy @JerBer1218 - 2020-04-08
So to start this #TokyoTuesday series off is my absolute favorite photo I took in Japan. This is in Ueno Park. I ju… https://t.co/zVMTQ2jUOo
Jinny Jessica McGill @jinnyjmcgill - 2020-04-08
Equestrian statue of Komatsu Akihito in Ueno Park ~ I can't find the reference now, but for some reason I thought t… https://t.co/uUacq9kk3O
LloydG @maximumwarp10 - 2020-04-08
Ueno Park. Sakura bloom April 2017.
Such a shame that tourists this year would not be able to witness this awesome… https://t.co/YDP24oLaAp
georg @t1rebit3r - 2020-04-08
in spring, 2015, I was with friends in Ueno park, Tokyo; they were excited to take pictures of the cherry blossoms.… https://t.co/ks77vDyN9E
sorry for party rockin’ @scarfboyfriends - 2020-04-08
'WHERE'S MY SON?' at 35.7218, 139.7746 is pointing to Kaneiji Temple, a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Not sure exactly… https://t.co/pjoacoOH45
✨Pokemon Go Shiny HQ✨ @ShinyHq - 2020-04-08
George Claydon @GeorgeClaydon5 - 2020-04-07
@SairaSundar @Leytonstonemum Cryptic? I made it obvious. East Asians have an average IQ of 105, that's higher than… https://t.co/Axms4reqBr
Seven Deadly Sins @the__1993 - 2020-04-07
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. #the1993inJapan @ Ueno Park https://t.co/8nDXxsXQlw
こばベック @KobaBec - 2020-04-07
Infection via cherry blossom viewing in Ueno Park?
2 more Coronavirus cases in Fukuoka. 1 person is a man in his 70… https://t.co/0XslPHL80M
植原 Akemi @konikurashii - 2020-04-07
“Where can I meet this dude?”

⠀⠀day: local library, college, warehouses, convenience store, and fast food joint.… https://t.co/2nHdmL2s0b
BCfreakin @BankCount - 2020-04-06
.t h r o u g h t h e l e n s. @ Ueno Park https://t.co/Gu46u8k9KT
Dave Hill @sixfifty - 2020-04-06
@mondomascots I like the one from Ueno Park in Tokyo. This is the year I discovered almost anything can have a mascot.
GengHui (Jinghui) 景晖 @tangenghui - 2020-04-06
This cherry blossom photo was shot in 2004 at Ueno Park #Tokyo, #Japan, shot with Canon EOS 300D and kit lens! Alth… https://t.co/OoHn6nHuqc
Hayne❣️ハイン😷 ❌DM ❤RT @Hayne_Japanese - 2020-04-06
Japan-style 'Lockdown'; //The Japanese state is powerfully embedded in society and has tremendous power to mould th… https://t.co/Y6APlf1DO5
JamesTurnbull @JamesTurnbull - 2020-04-06
Koho Shoda (Japanese, 1871-1946) - 上野公園 (Ueno Park) from Night Scenes, Woodblock Print: Ink, Color on Paper
Source:… https://t.co/X4R0oBZbCR
Robert Geller @rjgeller - 2020-04-06
@ChicagoPhotoSho @willripleyCNN Many people in Tokyo have blown off the warnings. This is my tweet showing the cher… https://t.co/EQRU0G8nxQ
Space Shuttle Almanac @ShuttleAlmanac - 2020-04-06
Indeed - its Shinobazu Pond - Ueno Park, Tokyo
Sue Pleb Leam @Essjayleam - 2020-04-06
@GardenerGregthe More bonsai photos! It was at Ueno Park, Tokyo - not Kyoto. End of May 2017. They were stunning!… https://t.co/lBmOzRRnsE
Tommy Bristol @NewVariant - 2020-04-06
Now that the cherry blossoms are calling from the trees I figure it's a good time to share them with you guys who c… https://t.co/iSvGMYuVBP
jmarine @jmarine - 2020-04-06
Visitors wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) look at blooming… https://t.co/XRnaiyqfiN
spacecurator @KerrieDougherty - 2020-04-06
@ShuttleAlmanac It's been 30 years since I was in Ueno Park. Wish they'd had those cute paddle boats then 😊
ルイ888世🍙谷藤バカ @LetItbee_BluTM - 2020-04-06
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/94lMiyyibA @YouTubeより
Dunning Kruger @skepticaljon - 2020-04-05
@SteveRightNLeft @MailOnline Strange then the warmer weather now in the UK is seen as a red flag for more community… https://t.co/vXj1AlcWN2
Robin 🦋🇩🇪 @r0binmon - 2020-04-05
Ueno Park. I loved going there. It was quiet and relaxing in between all the urban chaos. Whenever meeting someone… https://t.co/bXlAJqDUXC
AEON Corporation @AEONCorp - 2020-04-04
In Japan, food is no exception to the “kawaii” (cute) culture! In a cafe outside of Ueno Park, one of our teachers… https://t.co/Kf5DTRjBk0
MBK @M0hdKhled - 2020-04-04
Ueno park in Tokyo B4 & after #COVID19
#Japan https://t.co/0duzVxIqps
Nivedita Bhasin @nivedita_bhasin - 2020-04-04
@Shail35717316 Ueno park must be full of new blooms of Sakura. But no Hanami this time? ☹️
Rodrigo Reyes Marín @RodrigoMarinJPN - 2020-04-04
Tokyo bans cherry blossoms viewing parties at Ueno Park https://t.co/RfeELeF17Q via @RodrigoMarinJPN
kosuke@We can do it @kosuke_blog - 2020-04-04
@koiwashita @ouchi_de_eigo Last year, I enjoyed in Ueno park.
It's fun to laugh at the good times.
For example,I a… https://t.co/cghSiBg8fv
Now would have been a good time to be at Ueno Park. Soon.
真士|Masashi @Madeu24 - 2020-04-04
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/pnSCtuvN8W @YouTubeより
Explore Hidden Japan @JapanHidden - 2020-04-03
the most of people here in japan were so chill.some of them are still behaving like this is not the big issue.
lik… https://t.co/rZLlVXYMKl
Feroz khan @ShahferozKhan - 2020-04-03
World..Please heal soon 🌏

#covid19 @ Ueno Park https://t.co/lDF1TMyEu3
PhilippBuehler @pb_double - 2020-04-03
@officialmcafee @darrenoneill @theemrsmcafee Ueno park in Tokyo. Usually packed up to the brim when cherry blossoms… https://t.co/9PWmvg1khJ
Rodrigo Reyes Marín @RodrigoMarinJPN - 2020-04-03
Tokyo bans cherry blossoms viewing parties at Ueno Park https://t.co/RfeELenqgi https://t.co/RCrevAPhba
Yoshi @VSV_Japan - 2020-04-03
Good morning. Just released a new video. Walking inside Ueno park to see sakura (cherry blossom).… https://t.co/ZuEFKwT94k
ふらぺちぃの @Frappuccino_ppp - 2020-04-03
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/xwlw6Mgxs7 @YouTubeより
家に居ましょう! 手洗いましょう! @Kobentino - 2020-04-03
I found this video of someone taking a stroll through Ueno Park, and had a little #LDKHanami with my family, comple… https://t.co/EAQEt6SaZx
𝓕𝓵𝓸 @Furotrixer - 2020-04-03
Where is the most relaxing place you've ever been? — Ueno park Tokyo https://t.co/9DxXFFdJVl
🐰 @taigastomato - 2020-04-03
@itaruswaifu @hiroto_cos I... secretly went to ueno park with him past 12am yesterday (today) but the park is lock… https://t.co/NtIkCRysYG
Anadolu Images @anadoluimages - 2020-04-02
View of the famous park of Ueno district without visitors, a pubic place usually very congested with tourists and r… https://t.co/pcRfkBzrus
CHASE YOUR DREAMS !!! ✊ @do_sarang - 2020-04-02
2nd April 2018 i was in Ueno Park https://t.co/k3Iu1jjMqo
Caleb Crane @calebcrane - 2020-04-02
Starbucks and other businesses around Ueno Park are shut for COVID19, but the Lottery is happily carrying on. https://t.co/rBfPxNNkPW
Regina Morrison @AcuteDesigns - 2020-04-02
One year ago today in Tokyo. 💛 We had a trip planned (and cancelled) to Thailand next month. Someday....✈️💛😷 #tokyo… https://t.co/TnX0pJbghK
osmjp_tokyo @osmjp_tokyo - 2020-04-02
Mapping around Ueno Park, have not been inside the zoo. Some Osmose fix. by jonycoo https://t.co/cXMHD9a7Zk
rina⁵ @zoomsgk_ - 2020-04-02
26. places you'd like to visit?

ueno park and others things that I can't remember right now

@TXT_members @TXT_bighit
travisjapan @wonwoozi - 2020-04-02
i love ueno park and the lil lake pond thing with the swan boats you can ride in lmao ideadass watched highschool k… https://t.co/HqOmEi0k9o
Frankcosgrove @Frankcosgrove - 2020-04-01
🌸🌸Ueno Park🌸🌇🌸🌸 Huawei P Series = low light + high speed capture + Zoom
#Huawei #Tokyo #visitjapan #cherryblossom⁠… https://t.co/7lNvkTw86O
Katsu News @katsunews - 2020-04-01
Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】 https://t.co/ACVWw2Y0Ea https://t.co/4wERpNFOYQ
Riccardo Badolato @RiccardoBado - 2020-04-01
Japan street food festival🍙🍱🍤🍜

#photography #travel #sonyalpha #pentax #vintage #lenses #tokyo #japan #japanese… https://t.co/zygNsrYXqi
Rodrigo Reyes Marín @RodrigoMarinJPN - 2020-04-01
A rope to keep the public away from the cherry blossoms trees is seen at Ueno Park on March 28, Tokyo, Japan.… https://t.co/gGkBHt7psW
phil@tokyo @phTokJp - 2020-04-01
@DoreiChanJP @mesanjhs You seem to get only your information from TV ... who would do 花見 in Shibuya crossing ? Ueno… https://t.co/7Gadezhl3s
坂下彰 SAKASHITA AKIRA @skst_akr_ - 2020-04-01
Closed Ueno Park 2020.4.1 https://t.co/qidqNvnRlM
真緒りん(Maorin) @maorinlemon789 - 2020-04-01
@703pippa Thinking about sakura for a long time, but I didn’t visit Ueno park this year. (Tbh I really wanted to go… https://t.co/gs5FYLlOjK


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