Ueno Zoo


Museums & Attractions


Japan’s oldest zoo, established in 1882, is also Tokyo’s most popular, thanks mainly to its central location in Ueno Park and its range of beasts, including a giant panda and a Sumatran tiger. You’ll find the panda in the eastern section, along with elephants, lions, gorillas, sea lions and assorted bears. Don’t be discouraged by the crowds, though; the western section across the bridge is less busy and offers opportunities to interact with animals in a petting zoo and to watch a huge alligator relaxing in the reptile house.

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


9-83 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ueno station (Yamanote, Ginza, Hibiya lines), park exit.

Telephone 03 3828 5171

Open 9.30am-5pm tue-sun (last entry 4pm).

Admission Admission ¥600; ¥200 13-15s; free under-13s. Free 20 Mar, 29 Apr, 1 Oct.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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