UENO PARK

Ueno Park is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito, Tokyo. In cherry blossom season, Ueno Park is Tokyo's most popular spot for outdoor hanami parties.

Ueno Park is a very large park which features several museums, temples galleries and a zoo. Ueno Park is located to the north east of central Tokyo and is easily accessible from Ueno Station.

Ueno Park

Cherry Blossom season in Ueno Park

Ueno Park was established through an imperial land grant to the city of Tokyo by Emperor Taisho in 1924. The official name of the park is Ueno Onshi Kōen, which can be translated as "Ueno Imperial Gift Park."

UENO DISTRICT MAP



UENO ATTRACTIONS

UENO LANDMARKS

Kuro-mon

Kuro-mon
Kuro-mon (Black Gate) was the front gate of Inshu Ikeda's Residence in Edo (Tokyo). Ikeda was the daimyo lord of Inaba province (part of Tottori prefecture). Originally located in the Maruno...

Saigo Takamori Statue

Saigo Takamori Statue
Saigo Takamori Statue is a famous statue of Saigo Takamori walking his dog stands in Ueno Park. Saigo Takamori (23 January 1827/28 — 24 September 1877), one of the most influential sam...

Ueno Great Fountain

Ueno Great Fountain
Ueno Great Fountain within Ueno Park....

UENO TEMPLES

Bentendo Hall Temple

Bentendo Hall Temple
Bentendo Hall Temple is a Benzaiten Temple on an island in the the middle of Shinobazu Pond, which forms part of Ueno Park Tokyo. Bentendo Hall Temple was constructed in the early 17th centu...

Kaneiji Temple

Kaneiji Temple
Kaneiji Temple, more formally known as Toeizan Kan'ei-ji Endon'in, is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect which is in what today is Ueno Park. however Ueno Park was actually formed from t...

Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple

Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple
Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ueno Park Tokyo. Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple was established by Tenkai Sojo, who based the design on the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto....

Pagoda Kaneiji Temple

Pagoda Kaneiji Temple
Pagoda Kan'eiji Temple is within Ueno Zoo which is within Ueno Park, Ueno....

Rinnoji Temple

Rinnoji Temple
Rinnoji Temple, also known as Rinno-ji Ryodaishi-do, is a Buddhist temple, which was a part of the cathedral of Kaneiji Temple and was called Kaizan-do or Jigen-do. In 1644 when Rinnoji Temp...

UENO SHRINES

Toshogu Shrine

Toshogu Shrine
Toshogu Shrine was built in 1617 is considered to be valuable for its historical architecture, Grand Oishi Torii Gate and bronze garden lanterns. Toshogu Shrine is open every day of the year...

UENO MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures (Horyu-ji Homotsukan) contains Art works from the 319 Horyu-ji Treasures, originally donated to the Imperial Household by Horyu-ji in 1878, are exhibited in ...

Heisei-kan

Heisei-kan
Heisei-kan is part of the Tokyo National Museum. The Heiseikan serves primarily as space for special exhibitions, but also houses the Japanese Archaeology Gallery....

Hyokei-kan

Hyokei-kan
The Hyokei-kan is part of the Tokyo National Museum. This building is designated as an Important Cultural Property as a representative example of Western-style architecture of the late Meiji...

National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science
National Museum of Nature and Science recently re-opened in a new building, focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever see...

National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art
The National Museum of Western Art is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition including the original of Rodin's famous The Thinker. The Nationa...

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is an art museum within Ueno Park Tokyo....

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum, frequently referred to as TNM, is the top museum in Japan and exhibits fine Japanese artefacts including pre-historical ones, plus other artefacts from Asia. The colle...

UENO THEATRES and CONCERT HALLS

Sogakudo Concert Hall

Sogakudo Concert Hall
Sogakudo Concert Hall was constructed in 1890 making it the oldest western style concert hall in Japan and a designated Important Cultural Property. Sogakudo Concert Hall was formerly owned ...

Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall
Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall, in Ueno Park Tokyo, is a multipurpose hall which is used for theatre, opera, orchestral music and dance. The main auditorium of Tokyo Metropolitan Festival ...

UENO GARDENS and PARKS

Ueno Park

Ueno Park
Ueno Park adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and many museums including Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Scie...

UENO ZOO

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo
Ueno Zoo, formally known as Ueno Zoological Gardens, opened in 1882 making it Japan's first and oldest zoo. Ueno Zoo covers an area of 14.3 hectares of land that was originally part of the I...

UENO LAKES and BAYS

Shinobazu Pond

Shinobazu Pond
Shinobazu Pond is a large pond or lake within Ueno Park to the north east of central Tokyo. Shinobazu Pond is divided into three sections: Cormorant Pond, Boat Pond and Lotus Pond. The Cormo...

UENO TRAIN STATIONS

Ueno Station

Ueno Station
Ueno Station is a major station on the edge of inner Tokyo and includes Shinkansen lines....

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