Ueno Zoo

Area

Ueno Zoo is located in the Taito Ward of Tokyo. This city-run zoo's history dates back to 1882, making it the oldest zoo in Japan.

Ueno Zoo is split into an east and west area, and houses 2,500 animals of 350 species within its grounds. Its giant pandas are especially popular, and Ueno Zoo is famous for being the first successful Japanese zoo to see the birth of a baby panda.

Ueno Zoo has a wide variety of other animals too for you to see, such as the okapi, pygmy hippopotamus, and western lowland gorilla.

Basic Information

Address
9-83 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone
03-3828-5171
Hours
9:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
*May vary seasonally
Closed
Mondays (Tuesday if a national holiday lands on a Monday) 
Year-end holidays (December 29 to January 1)
Fee
General: ¥600
65 years old and up: ¥300
Junior high school students:  ¥200
Junior high school students living in or attending school in Tokyo: Free

*20% discount for groups of 20 or more
Guide
Tokyo Parks Navi: Ueno Zoo’s official app, the Tokyo Parks Navi, is a free app with thorough descriptions of each of the exhibits. Those with Androids can use the special “Tag” feature, where you use your phone and “tag” it to the designated part on the animal description board. After doing so, the app will automatically play an audio guidance of the animal. The language settings are available in English, Simplified Chinese and Korean. 

Access

  • FromShinjuku Station
    【Shinjuku Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Ikebukuro
    → 【Ueno Sta.】 from the Ueno Park Exit → about a 5-minute walk
  • FromTokyo Station
    【Tokyo Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Ikebukuro
    → 【Ueno Sta.】from the Ueno Park Exit → about a 5-minute walk
  • FromNarita Airport
    【Narita Airport Sta.】Keisei Line / for Keisei Ueno
    → 【Keisei Ueno Sta.】from the Main Exit → about a 10-minute walk
  • FromHaneda Airport
    【Haneda Airport Sta.】Tokyo Monorail / for Hamamatsucho
    → 【Hamamatsucho Sta.】JR Keihintohoku Line / for Tokyo
    → 【Ueno Sta.】from the Ueno Park Exit → about a 5-minute walk

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