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Ueno Onshi Park / Shinobazu-no-ike Pond

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

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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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

Thots and Players @IanMenard - 2020-02-22
This is going to be the most Weeb thing I've ever said but I kind of want to do a Persona 5 tour and just go to all… https://t.co/6qWD3MRwHM
rachel lou desesto @rachel_0914 - 2020-02-22
Japan Appreciation Post # 3 ❤️🇯🇵🏮Shibuya Scramble Square•Ueno Onshi Park•Shibuya•Akasaka Streets 🧚🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/LUoYuL79ly
홉주닝 🌱 (slow) @hopejooning - 2020-02-22
@flyingredpig218 have fun babe!!! you should go to meguro river & ueno park if you wanna enjoy a walk through cherr… https://t.co/3YIBp8WJ6C
TimTam ❤️ @MrTIMtastic - 2020-02-21
This was around the #ueno area. It’s pretty cool. I should check it out when I come back to #tokyo next time.… https://t.co/K1Qyh07HSV
ᴛʜᴇ ᴡʜɪᴛᴇ ʀᴇᴀᴘᴇʀ『ᴀsᴜᴍᴀ』 @GhoulishQuirk - 2020-02-21
Wait a sec, is this the shrine in Ueno Park?? https://t.co/1qjOK035Jo
Jenny Worrall @jenfromthenorth - 2020-02-20
Relaxing in the sunshine at Ueno Park, Tokyo. #jenandjoninjapan @ Ueno Park https://t.co/RVr6tpToqq
Kyle Bosch @KyloBosch - 2020-02-20
A few from around the Ueno Onshi Park area. More tonight, and I may be fighting the rain!

#tokyo #uenopark… https://t.co/erVtOg0K2F
Zhen @ZhenYaoYin - 2020-02-20
Day 8 of #ZherrieInTokyo: On the last day of our trip, we managed to squeeze some time to visit Ameyoko and Ueno Pa… https://t.co/Mz7Iv4JDbF
Susan Spann @SusanSpann - 2020-02-19
One early #sakura tree in bloom in Ueno Park today - clearly here to welcome @ahugheswriter #Japan #cherryblossom https://t.co/yt7OMLbJkI
上野文化の杜 @uenobunka - 2020-02-19
Thank you all for coming out last week, 12th-13th for “Around the UENO PARK with Music”
The visitors indulged in a… https://t.co/LdkTimyfhK
.ai @NotAmeer - 2020-02-18
just a casual stroll in the park 🦖 @ Ueno Park https://t.co/1IKBIqWvPg
Breanne Boland @breanneboland - 2020-02-18
@wbm312 I enjoyed the Robot Restaurant so much. https://t.co/be5oxSJkAh
Also all the art museums I could take in, U… https://t.co/68WzAwIrVX
Maction Planet @mactionplanet - 2020-02-18
Kanpai with Vel and Mariana; Rocking with #Hachiko; Down in Asakusatown; “A Splash of Colour in Ueno Park” and Toge… https://t.co/YGY6kzwY8O
Matt @catastrophio - 2020-02-18
@repeattofade Ueno park in Tokyo is amazing (+ if you're going in cherry blossom season). Temples everywhere. Avoid the cat cafés.
O_O @tehcomminsar - 2020-02-18
@wbm312 Ueno is my go to every year, you'll be going at a time to view Ueno park at its very best, seeing the cherr… https://t.co/T9AcW44z2Z
Rey Armenteros @ReyArmenteros - 2020-02-18
@masayukihirota1 Oh I see. That makes sense. I once saw this incredible modernist show with Picasso, Dali and more… https://t.co/BVMmXA7VBS
Seven Deadly Sins @the__1993 - 2020-02-18
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. @ Uen… https://t.co/POc0EuQHND
Seven Deadly Sins @the__1993 - 2020-02-18
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. @ Uen… https://t.co/W7sJxjCJWF
🌙⁷ @NotAmeer - 2020-02-18
just a casual stroll in the park 🦖 @ Ueno Park https://t.co/1IKBIqWvPg
Carolina Soto ーなおい🎐 @NoowLooading - 2020-02-17
@Ishikawa_Sachi An old man approached me in ueno park, started a conversation about my japanese skills and where i… https://t.co/QLepfFGYAe
Sharif Sourour @HonourableHappy - 2020-02-17
@YLaylee Not sure if I'm remembering this right, but it's at Ueno Park that they have that huge lotus garden. It ma… https://t.co/15sFXQeJH0
yuc.mac @J23472 - 2020-02-17
Tweeting photos of flowers and landscapes.
#wind #carp #thunder #winter #swallows #hawks #flower #ueno #tokyo #park https://t.co/uOTZFje2An
Lluvia🌧️🌈 @rainpuddles - 2020-02-16
@Kisuru @RubyDianArts yeah, also ueno park! hit every feel
MT1988 @Mt1988Photo - 2020-02-16
Morning in the Ueno park

Canon EOS 6D + SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG
1/500 sec. F5.6 ISO200

#写真好きな人と繋がりがたい… https://t.co/6zuMAd7xt5
Tom Byrnes @MontyRepvblic - 2020-02-16
Just posted a photo @ Ueno Park https://t.co/jyFkX0XXvh
Tom Byrnes @MontyRepvblic - 2020-02-16
Thanks for being the best travel bro -dude @outerheaven___
#punxontour @ Ueno Park https://t.co/buxtcaJ4RE
happy 𝐊𝐊 day!🐢 @cxsmichild - 2020-02-16
a lady in one of the booths at Ueno park saw my KAT-TUN pasmo case and she went, “KAT-TUN!!! Do you like KAT-TUN??… https://t.co/JIcyPgGeDM
yuc.mac @J23472 - 2020-02-16
Tweeting photos of flowers and landscapes.
#wind #carp #thunder #winter #swallows #hawks #flower #ueno #tokyo #park https://t.co/gYk2HdLWpR
𝑲༚ `ㅂ´ @cxsmichild - 2020-02-16
a lady in one of the booths at Ueno park saw my KAT-TUN pasmo case and she went, “KAT-TUN!!! Do you like KAT-TUN??… https://t.co/JIcyPgGeDM
🍫🍫🍫 Chocolate 🥰 @Kisuru - 2020-02-16
@rainpuddles @RubyDianArts Definitely! When I visited Japan and went to Ueno Park, I just wanted Subaru to walk out somewhere in the zoo. 😭
🍫🍫🍫 Valentine’s Day chocolate 🥰 @Kisuru - 2020-02-16
@rainpuddles @RubyDianArts Definitely! When I visited Japan and went to Ueno Park, I just wanted Subaru to walk out somewhere in the zoo. 😭
A.A @Heeisei4nen - 2020-02-15
@mathiasj200 Learn some Japanese words cuz they don't speak English at all unless u go to some British pub.
I only… https://t.co/3jgwZGfUHQ
Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2020-02-15
Car park, shrine, cone: Ueno. #japan #tokyo #carpark #shrine #shotoniphone https://t.co/T81G5VLFbC
Blue @bluesanctuary1 - 2020-02-15
😍👌
<Tokyo Ueno Park Complete Seasonal Flowers Guide: Where to see Cherry Blossoms, Lotus and More>
https://t.co/C8BKuQX9QZ
The Ronchan Project @TRonChanProject - 2020-02-15
I'm getting ready to work on my route plan for my second Japan Tour. April 6 is Maidreamin at night, April 7 is Uen… https://t.co/3KIg2NrR54
Z_AL|ジーアル @zlfqral - 2020-02-15
What would your fortune for the future be? 🎐
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#omikuji #japan #bell #ueno #temple @ Ueno Park https://t.co/zJgPEPZav3
erzaaaa @erzahahaha - 2020-02-15
#Onmyoji My score for challenging the Area Boss Ueno-Onshi Park - Sakura is 25887! I ranked No. 1 in my group and… https://t.co/9mlMDX8abb
yuc.mac @J23472 - 2020-02-15
Tweeting photos of flowers and landscapes.
#wind #carp #thunder #winter #swallows #hawks #flower #ueno #tokyo #park https://t.co/h66liNea61
クレーヴ @ItsAlwaysKrave - 2020-02-15
@pinkofuu @VistaEarth I think that’s ueno Park or yoyogi not sure
3 Peace 蓮花舌 @RamShuhei - 2020-02-14
Fun time in Ueno Onshi park https://t.co/I0iyXUOgIB
LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-02-14
Ueno Park is one of the best places in Tokyo to see flowers all year round! Get your camera ready and find out what… https://t.co/nG8rNYl6Zl
C&A In Japan @CAInJapan - 2020-02-13
our last day in tokyo today, so we are relaxing in the sun at ueno park, where we saw our 🌸🌸🌸 first sakura!!! 🌸🌸🌸 https://t.co/X4jPOhhA1S
Emily Sandford Brown M.Ed @emilybrown1960 - 2020-02-13
@saffel_c I once left my purse on the ground in ueno park in Tokyo during cherry blossom season. A half hour later… https://t.co/0XrqrHijiZ

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