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Ueno Zoo

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Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3828-5171
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One of Japan's most beloved zoos, Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals, such as Hokkaido brown beans, Japanese macaques, and wild cormorants.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“polar bear” (123 reviews)
“giant pandas” (56 reviews)
“red panda” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Ueno Park, Taito 110-8711, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3828-5171
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"polar bear"
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"giant pandas"
in 56 reviews
"red panda"
in 19 reviews
"panda exhibit"
in 13 reviews
"exotic animals"
in 12 reviews
"great animals"
in 11 reviews
"baby panda"
in 12 reviews
"per adult"
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"entrance fee"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 29 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 14 reviews
"other attractions"
in 12 reviews
"on display"
in 21 reviews
"tiger"
in 87 reviews
"monorail"
in 73 reviews
"giraffes"
in 41 reviews
"yen"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo feels very outdated, the enclosures are small and there's an emphasis on concrete. We went for the pandas, but didn't really enjoy the day.

Thank beatrixcoles
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely crowded and not that many species of animals (mostly just birds). We were really excited about seeing the panda, but were told it wasn't available for viewing that day. Ueno Park is nice and worth visiting, but you can skip the zoo!

Thank Jimmy V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to zoo's all around the world and I wouldn't say this was one of my favourites. The zoo is clean and tidy but the cages are small. The animals did look sad. The wait for the Panda's was 3 hours so you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sons really enjoyed this Zoo . There is a wide variety of animals. It’s a Huge Zoo but it is well maintained. There are also sitting areas around the Zoo to stop and rest. My son LOVED the panda !

Thank ReneeSanchez
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a clean zoo, go early of you don't want to waste your time lining up to see the panda which is the most famous attraction in the zoo. Lots of animals to see also.

Thank Scottie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Ueno Zoo today and we were shocked as to how small the living spaces were for some animals. The tigers, the lions, the rhinos, the aardvarks, the giraffes, the elephants, the crocodiles, the giant tortoise, the pygmy hippos, the polar...More

1  Thank Tel-Quessir
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the Ueno Zoo and Ueno Park is a pleasant activity. You can see various species here including penguins, pandas and many others. Place can get very crowded on public holidays. I recommend going there early in the morning!

Thank gregdzi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to see the famous ueno panda, it was cute indeed. Lot of bird species and monkeys. What i did not like was some animals were just soulessly pacing in their cages. Bears or tiger, it was very sad to watch...

Thank Ellie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the baby Panda, which was adorable! However, while we waited for our ticket time, we explored the zoo. It is a very nice zoo with gorillas, pandas, bats, etc. If you love pandas go!

Thank Deanna9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not certified by Human Conservation and you can see why. The enclosures didn’t seem sufficient and lot of the animals simply looked uncomfortable. While cheap, I wouldn’t support this zoo with your business.

1  Thank Jack S
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
...More
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Suzanne P
10 April 2018|
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Response from TravelBugs77 | Reviewed this property |
Go on there website. No need to book unless you want to see red panda. Or there is a lottery you can enter to see for free but hard as a tourist
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Amanda A
3 April 2018|
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Response from niteowl22 | Reviewed this property |
We used cash. You use an atm type machine to buy the tickets. It wasn't expensive to get in. I think it was 600 yen.
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Dennis R
3 May 2017|
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Response from Ziva N | Reviewed this property |
The zoo and its surrounding area offer quite enough shading from the sun, but yes I would second the previous review and suggest for you to bring an umbrella.
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