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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

Devi Tyas Kusuma @tyas940426 - 2021-02-27
Just posted a photo @ Ueno Park https://t.co/rAwTO19Um7
Inexistent World @inexistent_wrld - 2021-02-27
@1041uuu Ueno Park! 🤩🤩🤩 I love it!!
La Vie Zine @laviezine - 2021-02-27
First Time chasing Cherry Blossom in Japan, Tokyo at Shinjuku National park & Ueno park

#JapanDestinations… https://t.co/xU9V3pIFUE
Fabri @FabriSounds - 2021-02-26
@_abonbon Isn't it!? In Tokyo, Ueno Park is one of the best places for that - and you can go to the zoo which is ri… https://t.co/RTR3P17SiZ
Koki @kokiHay - 2021-02-25
Ueno park is blooming.

A beautiful season is about to begin... https://t.co/zbM9PEjzJp
MTJ Japan Travel @mtjjapantravel - 2021-02-25
Ueno Park in #tokyo is getting ready to welcome the #cherry #blossoms season respecting #covid19 security measures.… https://t.co/to9NOhBGNq
The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-25
In Photos: Virus measures turn Tokyo's Ueno Park into one-way circuit https://t.co/253fjgSkew
The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-25
In Photos: Virus measures turn Tokyo's Ueno Park into one-way circuit https://t.co/253fjgSkew
The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-25
In Photos: Virus measures turn Tokyo's Ueno Park into one-way circuit https://t.co/vkqy6kWgz1
chii-sun @geo4c - 2021-02-25
@GigGaijin @GeocachingJapan Ueno Park? I have two caches here that I've hidden. 🗃
Dr. Nancy Wingfield @NancyWingfield5 - 2021-02-24
Inari as a fox, in Ueno Park. Together with Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, one of my favorites. https://t.co/odXHH8Y6I5
Felipito 🌌 @felipitofotia - 2021-02-24
smile on his face accepts. They walk under the light of the sun down across the Ueno Park, getting to know each oth… https://t.co/zFKUnkCJPM
Mulboyne @Mulboyne - 2021-02-24
Article questions what purpose these flights have. One, which went from Skytree, to Kabukicho, then back over Tokyo… https://t.co/fjxSGTz4mg
The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) @themainichi - 2021-02-24
In Photos: Virus measures turn Tokyo's Ueno Park into one-way circuit https://t.co/253fjgSkew
♡ゆみっち♡ @RtiCzs - 2021-02-24
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/B61QXr1BiH @YouTubeより
アミ @JpopAmy - 2021-02-24
Around Ueno Park
This place reminds me of local markets in my country and is full of all kinds of interesting stuff… https://t.co/7XLEDeCzsQ
デーヒー @urahides - 2021-02-24
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/jhZ5xoB6jB
Jonas Barle @resident1 - 2021-02-23
Grattis @simonbarle :)
(#sakura 🌸 recap in #tokyo ❤) @ Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo https://t.co/Souwq11Xz8
Rainbow @Ryusei_Rainbow_ - 2021-02-23
I hope you guys are ready to be invited to random Lapras raids every day while I sit in my stupid little corner of… https://t.co/tsxnVewsKH
Kuuki @kuro_yuki - 2021-02-22
Obviously it’s mine. Taken this morning in Ueno park. Took a lot of pictures this morning, walked a lot too
🇯🇵 Codestar 🇯🇵 @CodestarGames - 2021-02-22
Pooch had a fun time in ueno Park today 🐺😍 https://t.co/0olGqeVOUe
🇯🇵 Codestar 🇯🇵 @CodestarGames - 2021-02-22
So as I was walking my dog to Ueno park, I happened to see a pidgeon flying by with a shopping bag on it. Later I w… https://t.co/mQpjTK5rmo
risano (リリスク) @risano_0928 - 2021-02-21
LS’s live show @ Ueno Onshi park is Now on YouTube ‼️
(Performed last summer)

Please check us out!!!! https://t.co/zg6Q9AzshV
嘘つき(ウタたまに役者)🦋3/17(水)4/15(木)吉祥寺NEPO🌈4/21(水)UFO @hanehanenyaki - 2021-02-21
Ueno park LIFE is,, https://t.co/sp0LVLFezB
嘘つき(ウタたまに役者)🦋疾走💫3/17(水)吉祥寺NEPO🌈2/27(土)無力無善寺 @hanehanenyaki - 2021-02-21
Ueno park LIFE is,, https://t.co/sp0LVLFezB
嘘つき(ウタたまに役者)🦋疾走💫4/15(木)吉祥寺NEPO🌈2/27(土)無力無善寺 @hanehanenyaki - 2021-02-21
Ueno park LIFE is,, https://t.co/sp0LVLFezB
ELEVENTHPHOTOGRAPH⚡ @eleventhphoto - 2021-02-20
Went to my student's art exhibition last week located at Ueno park. There were about 200 artists featured, and each… https://t.co/WfSsKFoDmj
Flupke Riding On The Seaweed 🌺🧚‍♀️😈✏🌽🐵🦊🔥🦅 @oystersearrings - 2021-02-20
@sad_rave To this day I am disgusted that the Suzu/Yuuki match at Ueno Park isn't considered a canon title defence
Mike マイク😷🤓 @mikeisawake - 2021-02-20
@AonghasCrowe Sitting in Ueno Park right now and can confirm. Plenty of groups of drunk people here. 👍🏻
bitw @bitw28968774 - 2021-02-20
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/0SMYxaDMx9 @YouTubeより
🍭💕💯PoKéLaNtIs ReBoRn💕💯🍬 @LoveForPokemon1 - 2021-02-20
KANTO TOUR - 20TH FEB 2021

1.30am : -41.2829, 174.7666 botanical garden , Wellington.

3.30am : -33.8641, 151.2… https://t.co/2KIijX2Sf2
Hiroko Yoda @Ninetail_foxQ - 2021-02-18
A bonsai technique from the Edo era resurrected to re-create a moon-shaped tree as portrayed by Hiroshige in Ueno p… https://t.co/fXxkLAA6NK
Manic 🏳️‍🌈 此乃天道 @manic_intent - 2021-02-18
and x/1999! aha. I made my parents go with me to ueno park in winter.

them: ??? everything is dead this place is s… https://t.co/XJBvIvTFrP
Tokyo Imagery @dlkrlife - 2021-02-18
In April, we'll be able to see springtime sunsets like this again at Tokyo's Ueno Park with cherry blossoms (sakura… https://t.co/5Y1f6RtCOS

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