Overview

The oldest zoo in Japan, Ueno Park and Zoo, was established in 1882 and features a diverse range of animals from around the world. Located amidst the downtown Tokyo, the zoo not only proves to be an ideal recreation spot but also plays an important role in wildlife conservation and education.

Description

Japan’s oldest zoo, Ueno zoo was established in 1882 and stands to be one of the most diverse zoos in the world featuring pandas, Asiatic lions, Polar bears, Asian elephants, gorillas, Reticulated giraffes, Sumatran tigers, otters, red foxes, bats, toucans, tapirs, kangaroos, California sea lions, koalas, penguins, sun bears, flamingos, pangolins, slow lorises, southern three-banded armadillos, fennec foxes, pygmy hippos, hippos, okapis, anteaters, crocodiles, turtles, lemurs, pelicans, puffins and black rhinoceroses. The zoo is home to more than 3000 individual animals representing over 400 species. Along with being the perfect recreation zone, the zoo also acts as one of the most vital wildlife conservation centers in the world. The zoo provides all its birds and animals a habitat similar to their natural habitat, replacing the old-fashioned cages with modern, sprawling, natural habitats so that the animals adjust better and thrive in their new environment.

Schedule

Timings
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Good to know

  • Free entry for junior high school students living in Tokyo or attending schools in Tokyo.
  • Free admission for the disabled, and one assistant per disabled person.
  • Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 20% discount providing the group enters together through one entry at one time.

Address

5-?? Uenok?en, Tait?-ku, T?ky?-to 110-0007, Japan
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