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.

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Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 9-83 map map Map
*Admission and admission tickets/annual passes are on sale until 16:00
Monday (Public holiday, substitute public holiday, the next day for Tokyo residents), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/1) *Some Mondays may be open.
[Admission fee]
[65 and over]300yen
[Junior high school students]200yen
[Elementary school age students and under]Free
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Sad
    1.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.27
    Some zoos are designed to look like the animals are really in nature. This zoo was not one of those. All the animals were in tiny cages. Some of the cages were just concrete, and there was nothing...
  • Distressing
    1.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.24
    I wish I could say this was worth visiting, however....The tickets are really cheap (I believed the ticket prices are government subsidised) and purchasing tickets was really simple, and easy. They...
  • Awful animal conditions
    1.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.18
    Absolutely awful small enclosures for the animals and it’s very disheartening. The weather was also way too hot for them and there didn’t seem to be any help for the animals in regards to...

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