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Ueno Park, Taito

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#2 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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. Plan to visit Ueno Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    So went to the Ueno Park in the summer if I stopped. And cherry blossom season is the difference in turnout less walks allowed. Many tourists from abroad, a little taken aback. I felt it had to take a break and walk less. Flower season was see not so.
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  • August 16, 2017
    There's the park of course but close by is a lovely pagoda, some important temples, the Ueno Zoo and of course the Tokyo National Museum. You could spend a whole day here and not even have to leave th...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Lots to see and do as you walk through this park. The temples and museums are all great or you can just take a seat on the grass and watch the world go by.  more »
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  • April 27, 2017
    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!
  • April 4, 2017
    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.
  • May 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful and big park. Must visit place during cherry blossom, spectacular view and crowd !

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