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Ueno Zoo


This urban zoo located in Taito City’s Ueno-onshi-koen Park is Japan’s oldest zoo, having opened in 1882. Inside are more than 500 types of animals, and it is most famous for giant panda in particular. The zoo is breeding and displaying the world’s three rarest animals that include the pygmy hippopotamus and okapi as well as the panda. From the 1990s the animal enclosures were refurbished to provide a space for patrons to see animals in more natural surroundings.

Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 9-83
Monday (The next day for Public holidays, with a temporary Open), New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee][General] 600yen[Over 65] 300yen[Junior High School Students] 200yen[Elementary school age students and under (up to 6th grade)] Free* As of November 2020, organize in advance Please make a reservation for the ticket and enter the park.Please check the website for the latest information.
Credit Card
Available (Available only for gift shops and food shops in the park, available for some places that cannot be used, available for admission tickets, annual passports, etc.)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 22, 2020 (Information as of June 22, 2020)*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Updated at: January 25, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Reviewed
    A great attractions however the place for so many animals is too small

    Ueno zoo is located in a great area and easy to visit. It has so many animals and creatures you can see. However, the cage and the area for the animals are really small and I even can feel the... more

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  • Reviewed
    Ueno Tokyo Zoo needs a lot of improvement!

    You would never know Japan is a 1st World Country by visiting the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The Australian Kangaroos look sick and lethargic. The Penguins space is not bigger than my hotel room! The Pygmy... more

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  • Reviewed
    And it was a complete Zoo

    The queue to get IN was bad. The queue to see the Giant Pandas was way too long at an hour (their estimated). We returned and it was worse. 3rd time lucky - way beyond Closing Time for the Zoo, so we... more

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    Ueno Zoo

    An old fashioned type of zoo. Even the rhinoceros had a very small, concrete enclosure. The queue to see the pandas was an hour and a half long but it was a public holiday. more

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  • Reviewed
    Ueno zoo great place to visit

    Ueno zoo is at central Tokyo easily accessible for visitors. Very good place for kids to visit and learn about world animals. Panda is the highlight of the zoo. Young chi more

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