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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

Yamashi Promotions - Wrestling Company of the Year @YamashiPro - 2020-07-13
VIOLENCE DREAM 8: UENO PARK COMBAT SPORTS FESTIVAL
Cards: https://t.co/u2BEaMHKTu

💪 @IJPWFed @G2YaMMAshi
🇯🇵 Tokyo… https://t.co/koUdIiqER1
大地 @aikojunkie213 - 2020-07-13
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/RYoK7iBO1N @YouTubeより
FUKUTA/福多 @Fagioli_Uni - 2020-07-12
I′ve been to UENO park countless times but I′ve never been to UENO TOUSHOUGU.
It doesn't compare to NIKKO TOUSHOUGU… https://t.co/lHoVWfUmmK
Susan K Burton @drskburton - 2020-07-11
WOW. Incredible. I am trying to figure out where some of these places are: Asakusa? Sensoji? Ueno Park? https://t.co/mKS2Btd9st via @YouTube
Juliana de Noronha @noronhajuliana - 2020-07-10
Just posted a photo @ Ueno Park https://t.co/VSeULNh2VF
Pav Dundee @deadDJjoke666 - 2020-07-10
@emamouse love that park in Ueno
Dylan Levi King @dylanleviking - 2020-07-09
I think you could make the case that something is changing, though. Even without leaving Ueno, you could interview… https://t.co/HsqCWaAt15
Fumiaki Ishimitsu @visualconnexion - 2020-07-08
Life is always magical 😌✨
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#tokyo #ueno #sunset 場所: Ueno Park https://t.co/a1BvQWgxpm
Giotto @giotto79881485 - 2020-07-08
Ueno Park is one of the most unique areas in the world with many important cultural facilities in one park.
Ameyoko… https://t.co/Qe1vg6h8Ob
Jashakers @JahzielOngcol - 2020-07-08
Hello all! I finished a new Japan vlog! This was filmed last year in Feb, so way before the pandemic.
In this episo… https://t.co/TQeTl0Lcab
Zenia 🚀 @zeniasaur - 2020-07-08
Museums and buildings around Ueno Park

📍Taito City, Tokyo https://t.co/NW5FcRTEIQ
☆ The Colors! ☆ @uenoColors - 2020-07-08
@BatsuIchimonji is approached by three girls as he enters Ueno Park.

It’s the Colors! The self appointed guardians… https://t.co/5kD5cazm07
☆ The Colors! ☆ @uenoColors - 2020-07-08
@LegendaryWoIf is approached by three elementary school girls.

It’s the self proclaimed Protectors of this small t… https://t.co/vZkE80lhuq
ささもと @ssmt_05 - 2020-07-08
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/X12wzpICJx @YouTubeより
Keila @keila_wanderer - 2020-07-06
Did a little macro this time! Dandelion backed with its Hydrangea friend.

Nothing beats the beauty of mother natur… https://t.co/eeWKY44NkH
ً @TRIFENILFOSFINA - 2020-07-06
Suffragettes during a municipal election in Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1929. https://t.co/BW8IBaRM95
ً @TRIFENILFOSFINA - 2020-07-06
Suffragettes during a municipal election in Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1929. https://t.co/BW8IBaRM95
ً @TRIFENILFOSFINA - 2020-07-06
Suffragettes during a municipal election in Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1929. https://t.co/BW8IBaRM95
ً @TRIFENILFOSFINA - 2020-07-06
Suffragettes during a municipal election in Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1929. https://t.co/BW8IBaRM95
Bad Aunt @bad_auntde - 2020-07-05
My great aunt who lived in Japan as a young girl gave me a couple of prints from the 1950s of Ueno Park and Asakusa… https://t.co/I5EAvDL11D
Maajy @mergymawd - 2020-07-05
Early morning run in Ueno Park. https://t.co/SUCD4gsPWf
Maajy @mergymawd - 2020-07-05
Early morning run in Ueno Park. https://t.co/SUCD4gsPWf
Stephen Stapczynski @SStapczynski - 2020-07-05
I also like this one from 1877

That year Tokyo Gas was showing off its most intricate lamp in Ueno park: one shape… https://t.co/7bgpPMFwLq
Floyd the K @floydthek - 2020-07-04
The Koban in Ueno park looks like a recently arrived spaceship, I expect to find the third Doctor Who walking aroun… https://t.co/R4n1bnW1bE
Luciana Vilas Boas @LucianaZVBdeF - 2020-07-04
patrat nest Ueno Onshi Park
midori yamanaka@冒険の旅の途中 @midoriyamanaka - 2020-07-04
Wow...! Smoked snails..?!??
#朝の散歩 @ Ueno Park https://t.co/kdrY0T7YBj
zakka @zakka - 2020-07-04
Tokyo Walking beautiful in Ueno Park 4K+MAP【Japan Travel Guide】 https://t.co/vwuEdTxelj
Fujiwara Consultant @Fujiwara999 - 2020-07-03
Fujiwara Japanese consultant conducted Japan culture and educational tour with 16 particpants from 31 st oct to 6 T… https://t.co/QlSaE6mf4G
SSun#CAA#NRC#NPR @sun_usind - 2020-07-03
Finally Friday Friends, Good Morning. Have a Frolicking Friday and a lovely weekend. @A2twits @sdjoshi55… https://t.co/zGuFzkZewl
SSun#CAA#NRC#NPR @sun_usind - 2020-07-03
Finally Friday Friends, Good Morning. Have a Frolicking Friday and a lovely weekend. @A2twits @sdjoshi55… https://t.co/zGuFzkZewl
a. k. k. u. n. 。 @atu0922 - 2020-07-02
Neko (Live at Ueno Park Outdoor Stage, 2017.10.7) https://t.co/wPfmvGV9l4 @YouTubeより
Culture Ninja @CultureNinjaApp - 2020-07-01
#Bonsai tree from a festival in #Ueno Park #Tokyo. https://t.co/Dy7UHFsu2c
Mr. Smith @Elyrads - 2020-07-01
In Japan we found a really cool 45 record of the original Django soundtrack at a flea market in Ueno Park, well I d… https://t.co/ZH0zLELs1i

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