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  • Tokyo Ueno Park Hanami (Cherry Blossom)

  • Tokyo Ueno Park Hanami (Cherry Blossom)

  • Tokyo Ueno Park On The Evening

  • Left The Prince Komatsu Akihito Statue Right The Great Buddha Pagoda

  • Tokyo Ueno Park With The Shinobazu Pond At Night

  • Cherry Blossom (Hanami) In The Tokyo Ueno Park Along The Shinobazu Pond

  • Tokyo Ueno Park Bentendo Temple

  • Tokyo Ueno Park Eating Oden

  • Tokyo Ueno Park During Hanami Right Side Ayu No Shioyaki (Salted and Grilled Sweetfish)

  • Cherry Blossom (Hanami) In The Tokyo Ueno Park Along The Shinobazu Pond

  • Ueno Park Near The Tokyo National Museum

  • Tokyo National Museum In The Ueno Park

  • Entrance Of The Tokyo National Museum In The Ueno Park

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Facts & Figures

Ueno Park (Ueno Koen) is Tokyo's oldest public park and covering an area of appr. 133 acres. More than 10 million visitors/year explore its many temples, museums, art galleries, natural attractions, important institutions and the oldest zoo in Japan. A must-see recommendation is a visit of the Ueno Park during the cherry blossom season (Hanami). More than 1200 cherry trees turn the whole area in a fairytale landscape.

History

Ueno Koen was founded in 1873. Emperor Taisho handed over the park in 1924 to the city Tokyo. He made this gift to honour the marriage of Hirohito (Emperor Showa).

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Ueno Park is located within the Taito-ku (ward) in central Tokyo close to the Ueno Station.

How to get to Ueno Park?

  • Ueno Station is served by JR Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Joban Line,
  • Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line, Ginza Subway Line, Hibiya Subway Line and
  • Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Joetsu, Nagano Shinkansen

Sightseeing spots

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National Museum of Western Art - the museum founded in 1959 displays the art collection of Matsukata Kojiro (1865–1950), he collected art objects from the Renaissance to the early 20th century

Tokyo National Museum - the museum is focusing on natural history and the history of science and technology

National Museum of Nature and Science - enjoy there many interactive scientific experiences

Ueno Royal Museum - great collections of artwork from Ukiyo-e prints to modern art are on display

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Cultural Hall) - opened in 1961 this concert hall is famous for its acoustics

Shitamachi Museum - the culture of Shitamachi is explained there, during Edo time people belonging to the working class created a unique culture in the lowlands/flatlands (Shitamachi) of Tokyo

Shinobazu Pond - large natural pond covered with huge lotus leaves

Bentendo Temple - this Buddhist temple is located in the middle of the Shinobazu Pond within the Ueno Park

Ueno Zoo - oldest zoo in Japan (from 1882)

Kaneiji Temple - this Tendai Buddhist temple was founded in 1625

Kiyomizu Kannon Temple - established in 1631, located at the Shinobazu Pond

Ueno Toshogu Shrine - founded in 1616, one of the few remaining structures/buildings in Tokyo from the Edo time

Tokyo University Campus - the best university in Japan is located near the Shinobazu Pond

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

March

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Mar 20 till Apr 8)
Celebrate the cherry blossom festival at Ueno Park under app. 1200 cherry trees. Enjoy daily events around the Shinobazu-no-ike Pond within the Ueno Park.

July

Ueno Summer Festival (Ueno Natsu Matsuri) (July 13 till Aug 12)
The highlight of the Ueno Natsu Matsuri is the parade with folk dancing and local performing arts on the 21st of July (Saturday) held on Chuo-dori Ave.

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