Ueno park



Name Ueno park
Category Public park
Address 4-7 Ueno koen, 3-chome Ikenohata, Taito-ku Tokyo. 110-0007
Phone number 03-3828-5644
Admission Admission free except Museum or Zoo


Main facilities Public space with cherry blossom and other flowers
Other facilities The Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum for Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the National Science Museum, Ueno Zoo
Main flowers and plants Cherry, Tree peony, Lotus
Recommended season Spring
Brief explanation Ueno Park occupies land once belonging to Kan'ei-ji, family temple Tokugawa shogunate, founded in 1625 in the unlucky direction to the northeast of Edo Castle. Most of the temple buildings were destroyed in the Battle of Ueno , when the forces of the Tokugawa shogunate were defeated.The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji. Amongst the country's first public parks by advice of Dutch doctor Bauduin. The home of a number of major museums,i ncluding The Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum for Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Science Museum and Ueno Zoo, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for watching cherry blossoms as hanami. Also many beautiful flowers like tree peony or lotus flower in Sinobazu-pond. The park located many shopping area, like Ueno, Okachimachi (Ame-yoko) and Akihabara.
Remarks Very crowded with many visitors during cherry blossom season
Opening hours Public space except Museum or Zoo is open a.m.5-p.m. 11 (7days)
Access JR Ueno Station (Yamanote, Keihintohoku, Takasaki, Utsunomiya line), Easiest access is provided by the station's "Park Exit". Ueno station G16, H17 Exit, (Tokyo Metro, Ginaza Hibiya line) 2 min, Keisei Ueno (Keisei line) 1 min
Car park information The parking space of the park is currently closed and you need find other parking lot surrounding park.
Official website English http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/jimusho/toubuk/ueno/en_index.html
Official web in Japanese 日本語公式ウェブページ http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/jimusho/toubuk/ueno/index_top.html

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