Guide - See / Do - Ueno Zoological Gardens

Ueno Zoological Gardens

One of the most surreal zoos you will ever experience
Opening Hours 9.30am - 5pm (last admission 4pm) Tuesday to Sunday; closed Mondays or Tuesday if Monday was a national holiday

Established in 1882, Ueno Zoo is the oldest zoo in Japan. Spanning an area over 14.3 hectares, Ueno Zoo has become home to more than 2,600 animals from the all four corners. Among all, the most popular animal is clearly the two giant pandas RīRī and Shin Shin, which were sent as gifts by China. The reasonable ticket price has also made the zoo a perfect destination for a family day trip.

Transport Ueno Station. The zoo is inside Ueno Park
+81 3 3828 5171
9-83, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8711

1. Look, it’s the king of the Arctic! Many people love to watch the dynamic movement of this gigantic polar bear.

2. The tea ceremony house built by samurai Daimyo (lord) Takatora Todo has been kept and maintained in its original place inside Ueno Zoo.

3. Home to more than 450 species of animals, Ueno Park allows visitors to get a closer look, making it a popular choice for a family day out.

4. You can find a wide array of stuffed animals in the souvenir shop. Pick your favourite to bring home!

5. At the Monkey Hill, a troop of Japanese macaques entertain viewers with their antics. These playful primates are also known as snow monkeys!