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3 Ueno Zoological Gardens


Japanese giant salamander


Lidth's jay

©Tokyo Zoological Park Society

Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it has grown over the years, expanded its area to 14.3 ha (35.2 acres) and been the flagship of the Japanese zoo world. Now it's home to over 3000 animals from 500 different species and provides visitors with learning experience about the diversity of animals as well as fun and enjoyment.

Ueno Zoological Gardens has 7 species of Natural Monuments and 4 Special Natural Monuments.

Natural Monument : steller's sea eagle , white-tailed eagle , Japanese dormouse , Lidth's jay , Japanese wood pigeon and so on

Special Natural Monument : oriental white stork , red-crowned crane , Japanese giant salamander , Japanese Serow

Opening times

Date :
Year-round (closes every Monday (closes Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday) and closes from December 29 through January 1.
Time :
9:30 - 17:00 (tickets sold until 16:00)
Adults (16-64) 600 yen, Seniors (65+) 300 yen, Students (13-15) 200 yen, Children (0-12) Free ,Group discount and other discounts are available, and more imformation of discount is on the homepage.
Access & Required Time
5-10 minites' walk from JR Ueno Station, Subway Ueno Stations (Ginza-line or Hibiya-line), Keisei Ueno Station, or Subway Nezu Station (Chiyoda-line)
Flash photograph is prohibited in some areas.
No smoking, inside the garden other than two smoking areas. lavatories:provided