Ueno Park

Cheapo Article: 10 Free and Cheap Things To Do in Ueno
Related Events: Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival
Ueno Zoo – Free Admission Day
Ueno Summer Festival
Related Itinerary: Cheapo Half-Day Walking Tour: Ueno
Recommended hotel: Tokyo Ueno New Izu Hotel
Japanese script: 上野公園
Area: Ueno
Address: 7-47 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo [map]
Access: 335 m from Keisei-ueno Station Keisei Main Line (KS1)
394 m from Ueno Station Ginza Line (G16)Hibiya Line (H17)Yamanote Line (JY5)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK18)Jōban Line (JJ4)
0.7 km from Ueno-okachimachi Station Oedo Line (E9)
Admission: Free

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.