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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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  • The animals are kept in really tiny cages, most are in bar cages. The monkeys do not have enough trees to hang around, and it is not easy to spot most of the animals. I went on a Friday and it was alr...  more »
  • The zoo in ueno Park is good but there are a lot of people the weekend! People are queuing up to and even pets! If you were going or even pandas you will be disappointed. There is only one and he's often sleep hidden in bushes! A Council do not go the weekend you will avoid the strollers and the world that goes with it!
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  • My girlfriend and I went to go see the red Pandas and the Giant Panda and to have a fun morning walking around. What we saw here depressed us and we eventually gave up and left before seeing any more ...  more »
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  • The zoo was disappointing. Many of the animals pace for hours through their little rooms called "domain's." The turkey, clearly distressed, walked the same branch back and forth rarely eating the food. The armadillo was in an even smaller domain. It paced all around back and forth the same pattern and he didn't stop. It was heartbreaking and sad to see so many animals act in such a way. They make it seem that the smaller the animal, the smaller the domain needs to be but that is not necessarily true. The freedom of the animals are important. I sympathize the mirror cats as I watch their paws scrape the glass as an attempt to escape. I don't think coming to see the animals look so miserable made this trip very fun, but every so often there were animals who enjoyed their time here as you could tell the gorilla was being a show off. But when I see the sadness in them, I feel traumatized at the end of the day.
  • Excellent zoo. Big by Japanese standards. Cheap entry fee especially considering the location, size and variety of animals at the zoo. Very happy we went. Will return also in future trips to the area.
  • This is a nice zoo and I would recommend visiting. But it's animals arnt in the best condition, both in visible health and their enclosures. Most are kept alone in very very small areas where they have no room to be animals. All three of the meerkats on display had visible mats in their fur and fleas. Whilst it is a good place to visit too see more exotic animals like the panda (which sat in the same spot with its back to the crowd for 5 hours), be mindful of the condition of the animals. And if you feel like you're a wildlife warrior maybe skip this one, you will leave distressed.
  • A great zoo with lots of animals to see. Signage in multiple languages including English and (if I recall) Chinese and Korean. The price is excellent as well. Great value for low cost, especially suitable for a family trip.
  • Good place for children. Best park and zoo. All places are clean and animals are kept very clean. Do remember to carry caps and umbrella in summer. Big park so need one full day.

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