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Ueno Park, Taito

4.4
#2 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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A hub of cultural attractions, Ueno Park originally served as the gardens of the Kaneiji Temple during the Edo period. In 1873 it opened to the public as one of the first Western-style parks. An island temple to the goddess of fortune and beauty floats in its pond, while the national museum and art museum stand as bastions of Japan's rich heritage. Rest up between cultural sightseeing, stop by the zoo, or visit the market under the elevated train line. In the spring, join the flocks of visitors enjoying the over 800 blossoming cherry trees. Work out when and for how long to visit Ueno Park and other Tokyo attractions using our handy Tokyo trip planner .
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  • The park is big but not so attractive. If you are looking for a beautiful park with gardens, Yoyogi Park is much better.  more »
  • It is very interesting to participate in the local culture, religion, even if it's not of their customs. Unforgettable.
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  • I had the opportunity to visit Ueno park on 10 October 2017. As a retired Soldier I was fascinated by the history of the place, the monument to Takamory Saigo--Military leader and statesman--the tomb ...  more »
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  • Beautiful park in the middle of Tokyo filled with museums. I cannot suggest this park enough. Of course, we visited it during cherry blossom season, but I'm thinking that in all other areas it must be just as beautiful! I suggest it during the sunset period since during that time you get amazing colours. Good luck in exploring it all, it is gigantic!
  • Wonderful huge park, home of the Tokyo Zoo. Has something to offer for every season. For me the very best thing to do is rent a boat on the small lake. Also i loved how they are organizing different ethnic festivals on the main park plateau. It gives you an opportunity to try different food and meet new people.
  • I love this park! It's so beautiful during cherry blossom season, it's in full bloom. You walk through the corridor of cherry blossoms. At the end it's a temple and a little fair like booths with plenty of junk snack food.
  • From museums to shrines or temples, there are quite some things to visit. It's famous for the cherry blossoms, but I would say even more for the mass of drunk people under them, or 3 hours of waiting line for the must see exhibit. Pretty crowded during the weekend.
  • Beautiful and big park. Must visit place during cherry blossom, spectacular view and crowd !

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