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Ueno Zoo, Taito

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#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Tokyo
See more than 460 animal species at Ueno Zoo, the oldest zoo in Japan. Situated in a spacious public park, the zoo dates back to 1882 and features a monorail that will take you between various themed areas. You can admire a staggering variety of animals here, housed in enclosures that strive to imitate natural habitats. Meet the resident giant pandas, see the rare Sumatran tigers and lowland gorillas, view the pygmy hippos, and observe numerous other animals from all over the world. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ueno Zoo and many more Tokyo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Benefit not this! We thought Japan treated their animals in the same way as their fellow citizens. But we should understand after watching The Cove:( It was terrible! It smelled bad! The cages were small! The animals seemed to not feel good! There is much more to see in Tokyo but not this.
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  • It was an average zoo. A lot of the animals didn’t seam to have enough space and the polar bear was in a really hot environment. We thought that some of the animal seemed weak and not enough fed.  more »
  • Don't wait to see the panda or your melt in the line waiting. It is pretty hot in the sun there and there is no need to wait all that time, unless you absolutely must. We went around the zoo, left tow...  more »
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  • Centrally located, there are quite a few cafes and a Starbucks in Ueno park before entering the zoo. Admission price was really cheap: 600 ¥ for an adult. There was a considerably big line when we arrived, however it moves pretty quickly, tickets are purchased via a machine (similar to train tickets) which can display English. The zoo had a large variety of animals however I found the enclosures were very small for the size of the animals. I also found a lot of the animals were smaller in size by 20-30%. They don't look neglected, just small enclosures. To see the panda was a 180 minute wait when I entered the park, and a 120 minute wait when I left towards closing time, so get ready to wait if you want to see a panda.
  • This place was more of a people zoo than an animal zoo. As soon as it opened on a weekday there were lines 20 people thick. Lots of school kids. Most of the enclosures were nearly impossible to see due to the amount of people. There was a fair amount of construction going on, and enclosures closed down/empty. Lots of garbage around and the food in the food court was not ideal. Fairly expensive for fairy mediocre. I wouldn't choose to come back to the zoo again if I was in Tokyo.
  • Had an amazing time at the zoo. The variety of animals maintained at the zoo simply amazes me. They are nurtured and well taken care of. Had really close encounters with many of my favourite animals and enjoyed exploring and expanding my knowledge on animals. The zoo is a great addition to the park and makes it very interested. Hats off to the staff for taking such good care of the animals and allowing us a unique experience.
  • Good variation of animals... tickets 600¥. but need to pay extra money to see Big Panda which separately located... if you want to see that guy you must go early and get that extra ticket... zoo has 2 sides where separates by road.. you can use mono rail or bridge to cross the road.. mono rail cost 200¥. I recommend that because it’s another experience for people...
  • My daughter and I love it here. It’s hard to believe it’s in middle of a large city. It took us a good 5 hours to see everything too. Lots of great cafes and snack places that are both delicious and reasonably priced unlike the States.
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