Ueno Park is one of the most popular spots to have a picnic under the cherry blossoms each year – although it can get extremely crowded.

Once the property of one of Tokyo’s most influential temples, the 133 acre park is also home to a large number of Japan’s national museums, a shrine and a zoo.

Housed within the park are the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the National Museum of Nature and Science, the Shitamachi Museum, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Ueno Zoo.

Gojoten shrine is located on the east bank of Shinobazu Pond, while there is a Buddhist temple on an island in the pond.

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