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Adorable giant pandas are all the buzz at this historic zoo!
This is Japan’s first ever zoo, founded in 1882. Despite its urban setting in the heart of Tokyo, it still keeps a lush, natural environment as well as about 3,000 different animal friends of some 300 different species.
The grounds are divided into two major areas: East Area and West Area. As for the giant pandas everyone’s talking about, these can be seen in the West Area, at two spots within Panda Forest.
Upon entering the main gate, you’ll first come across the East Area. On the left is the Japanese animal area where you can see the Five-Storied Pagoda, a nationally important cultural property, along with Japanese animals such as Hokkaido deer and Japanese serow. In this same area you’ll also find classics like elephants, tigers and bears.
As for the West Area, here’ll you find not only the famed giant pandas at Panda Forest, but other animal friends like the Shoebill, which hardly moves, and the Japanese macaque, commonly known as the “snow monkey”.
For an extra barrel of fun, a colorful bout of bird-watching awaits you at Shinbazu Pond during the months of late July to early August each year, just as the lotus flowers come into full bloom. Don’t forget Children’s Zoo Step, where you can see the pens of small animals and farm animal friends up close.
Japan’s first ever zoo, now home to about 3,000 animal friends of some 300 different species.
Expect long waiting times to see the popular giant pandas.
In addition to Japanese, park maps are also available in English, Chinese, and Korean.
It’s not just the animals, other draws to this zoo include the historic Five-Storied Pagoda and the lotus flowers in Shinobazu Pond.
The Vivarium (Amphibians and Reptile House) in the West Area periodically hosts special exhibitions.
Wheelchair rental is available. (Free, first-come-first-served basis)
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
In addition to Japanese, park maps are also available in English, Chinese, and Korean. Refer to the official website for the maps. Signage is mainly in English, Chinese, and Korean (English only in some places).
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Mobile broadband services
・au Wi-Fi SPOT
・Softbank Wi-Fi spot
・FREE Wi-Fi ＆ TOKYO
※Please refer to the official website for detailed information on available areas.
Are coin lockers available?
They are located at two places: East Garden Stroller Rental and in front of the West Garden Benten Gate.
Is it possible to re-enter the premises?
Yes, it is.
What about any additional questions?
Please see the official website.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 9-83 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Mondays (Following day if Monday is a holiday), December 29th to January 1st
※Subject to change.
9:30am - 5:00pm (Last admission 4:00pm)
※Subject to change.
Adults: 600 yen, Seniors (65 and above): 300 yen, Junior high school students: 200 yen (Free for students living/studying in Tokyo), Elementary students and below: Free
※Free Admission Days: March 20th, May 4th, October 1st. Junior high school and younger students get free admission on May 5th, while guests aged 60 or older and one accompanying guest get free admission September 15th-21st.
About 5-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line/Keihin-Tohoku Line Ueno Station Park Exit.
1) 5-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line/Keihin-Tohoku Line Ueno Station Shinobazu Exit.
2) 4-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station.
3) 8-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station.
4) 10-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line Ueno-okachimachi Station.
5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nezu Station.
- Credit Cards
※Check the official website for more details.
- Official Site
- Official Site (English)