Ueno (上野) is a must visit place in the center of Tokyo.
Ueno is a shopping street full of stalls selling almost anything you can imagine.
Definitely a good place for souvenirs for friends back home.
It’s a down-market, which means that eating, shopping, and drinking are all at a reasonable price.
In addition to the down-market, today Ueno is also famous for museums, cherry blossom, Zoo and etc.
Ueno Park Map
According to the map above,
Number 1: Ueno_Zoo, Japan’s first zoological garden.
|Hour: 9:30 to 17:00
Closed: Mondays (or following day if Mon is a holiday), Dec 29 to Jan 1
Admission: 600 yen (free admission on March 20, May 4 and October 1)
* Popular with Giant Panda Bears.
Number 2: Sakura ( Cherry Blossom Spots )
|Ueno_Park is also one of Tokyo’s most popular spots for cherry blossom. With more than 1000 cherry trees lining across the pathway, it attracts a large number of hanami (Party under Cherry Blossom Trees.) The cherry blossoms are usually in bloom during late March and early April.
During cherry blossom season, the local favorite food is dango (団子) [aka Grilled rice dumplings],
Number 3: Ueno_Museums
|If you are planning to visit museums in Japan, the following museums are all located near Ueno_Park.
– Tokyo National Museum; http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en
Number 4 & 5: Shinobazu Pond and Shrine
Access to Ueno Station
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