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Ueno Zoo

Travel Guide - Ueno Zoo


First opened in 1882, Ueno zoo is the most historic zoo in Japan. The zoo in Ueno Onshi Park covers an area of approximately 14 hectares and is home to around 3,000 animals of 500 different species from all over the world including endangered species such as Sumatran tiger and Western lowland gorilla. Among the Japanese the zoo is very popular for its giant pandas. Visitors can watch animal feeding times while areas allowing direct contact with smaller animals are popular with children, offering closer observation of animal behavior.
Ueno Zoo consists of two parts: Higashi-en (East Garden) and Nishi-en (West Garden). The Higashi-en features Elephant Forest, Polar Bear and Seal Oceans, Gorilla Woods and Tiger Forest, etc. In the Nishi-en, there are Vivarium, Eye-eye Forest, The Children's Zoo, etc. The Higashi-en and Nishi-en are connected by a 300-meter monorail line.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 – 17:00 *admission until 16:00


  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • December 29 – January 1

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • 200 yen (Student)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Nezu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C14)
  • 10 minutes walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)
  • 10 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 9-83, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007


Here for the drama @VMariners - 2020-05-24
@Johnny_suputama @chacha0rca I wonder if Ueno Zoo or some resto around it will be using pandas
Vergobret @YourDudeAedus - 2020-05-24
here is the full story about the elephants of ueno zoo

Vergobret @YourDudeAedus - 2020-05-24
okay, so i'm reading entry level books in japanese right now and ther is this one with an elephant on the cover cal… https://t.co/Tb21yrRTQa
Anastasia Kamvysi @Anastasialadiab - 2020-05-23
Once a year, Ueno Zoo's keepers dress as animals and try to break free and that, my friends, is surrealism at its best.
Yasmin Edañol @EDAbestAko - 2020-05-23
Cool talaga tong suspended monorails nila. First ride was the Ueno Zoo Monorail!!! Hahaha.
Another was the Shonan M… https://t.co/76hzAuKf3O
amena. @asteriskme - 2020-05-23
- Edo Tokyo Museum
- Postal Museum
- Snoopy Museum
- Yebisu Museum
- Salt and Tabacco Museum
- Ueno zoo
- Cup… https://t.co/h171SrFajU
Butters Scotch @RedCarConspiraC - 2020-05-22
@saegerart In Japan, there are really only two mass transit suspended monorail systems anyway, the one in Chiba see… https://t.co/2EMut7jvct
52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-05-21
Ueno Zoo: 5 Unique Japanese Panda Goods You Won't Find Anywhere Else! https://t.co/zz3Vg9PoOU https://t.co/IfTo1IHMVd
Jack McMinn @JackMcMinn3 - 2020-05-21
Green #anacondas are capable of parthenogenesis! 1 female in Ueno Zoo Japan was isolated for 8 years + 2 months. Af… https://t.co/72tqKUsjPY
MaríaLisseth Morales @Maria_Lisseth - 2020-05-21
@davidguuuuuy Ohhh I haven't seen the video yet, but Ueno zoo is near
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-21
I wonder if the breeding season for polar bears continues at the Ueno Zoo. https://t.co/3MTcZOKhcq
allrite @allrite - 2020-05-21
Travel can be exhausting and sometimes you just want to take it easy, like this Hokkaido Brown Bear at Ueno Zoo.… https://t.co/Oj3o1InoB2
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-20
There are three zoos where you can see pandas. The Royal Ueno Zoo, Adventure World, and Oji Zoo. The pandas at the… https://t.co/3v2VOfz2kB
尻尾のない犬 @inu_grapher - 2020-05-19
@CalayaGorilla02 Thank you. She is Nana at Ueno Zoo.
Rurolfo @rurycruz - 2020-05-17
Little friend at Ueno zoo, ca. 2012. https://t.co/I9cAbD5Jvi
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-17
Surprisingly, there are sparrows at the Royal Ueno Zoo. Because sparrows are wild, they are not allowed to be kept… https://t.co/QFddmyuBBu
rou @i_1_8_x - 2020-05-17
Tokyo landscape…One day in the past …Ueno Zoo




#d7000… https://t.co/jQl6kkumMR
中日新聞|東京新聞 広告局 @np_ad_ - 2020-05-17
In Tokyo, Ueno Zoo delivered a lovely #Panda at home by using 6 pages newspaper advertisement printed life-size lik… https://t.co/hp1OPkt154
Wikizilla @GodzillaWiki - 2020-05-16
As revealed in an interview with the U.S. military newspaper STARS AND STRIPES, Nakajima prepared for the role of… https://t.co/f7FdxDs7TI
My Little Cora @MyLittleCora - 2020-05-15
Where does the time go? 3 years ago today we were in Tokyo! Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, Ueno Zoo, Puroland (He… https://t.co/u2hKWEV1d4
Mylene ✨ FFXIV + ACNH! @lenejenius - 2020-05-15
@EGPWonderChef The manul is one of most favorite animals! That was my main reason for going to Ueno Zoo during my l… https://t.co/iOp1k2pLrb
ohhmymaimai @ohhmymaimai - 2020-05-14
Tomorrow, we’re training to be the very best. Nihonbashi Pokemon Center and UENO Zoo, here we come! New video drops… https://t.co/Vtnv2idFEe
Aka. Ted Mosby @its3frickinPM - 2020-05-11
This morning i had three thoughts. The sky after i left Japan, the boi who i met at The Tower of The Sun, and the f… https://t.co/PNW1JqmzlX
Aka. Ted Mosby @its3frickinPM - 2020-05-11
This morning i had three thoughts. The sky after i left Japan, the boi who i met at The Tower of The Sun, and the f… https://t.co/PNW1JqmzlX
Maikel Yarimizu @MaikelYarimizu - 2020-05-10
Q: What's the smelliest animal at the Ueno Zoo?

A: The rhinoceros. When it farts, all the visitors s… https://t.co/7v5XiFSppk
100% Film Camera @100Camera - 2020-05-09
Ueno Zoo in Japan is closed today. Play with panda water. https://t.co/2bnRmokEYj
metal-noah @metal0515 - 2020-05-09
@Flame286 Ueno zoo. It's very good and easy to get to
マシュー @bluegodzilla - 2020-05-09
@Flame286 I have been ueno zoo. Huge zoo to walk around.
知路パンダ旅 @zhiluniannian - 2020-05-08
2019/12/12 This is Yusu, a manul cat at Ueno Zoo, Japan. She is frowning today, compared with yesterday's pic.😊
Taffer @TepidTaffer - 2020-05-06
Mitsuboshi Colors 401

It happened during the war.
The people were afraid of what would happen if the cages at the… https://t.co/BDX3o0FqLB


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