Originally, Ueno was a temple town adjacent to the Kan-eiji Temple and Ueno Park is the site to various historical places that almost transplant you to bygone days in Old Tokyo. You can also enjoy numerous art and science museums, the Ueno zoo, and Ameyoko shopping street which is a place definitely worth visiting. It's highly recommended to visit Yanaka and Nezu, which is located nearby and get a sense of Old Tokyo.

Ameyoko Shopping Street(アメ横)

The street adjacent to Ueno station is called Ameyoko and it has an abundant selection of reasonably priced goods and souvenirs. This area is always swarming with people looking for bargains.

Our 'Explore Good Old Tokyo Tour' covers Ameyoko Shopping Street.

Tokyo National Museum(東京国立博物館)

Tokyo National Museum

It is the largest museum in Japan with over 110,000 pieces in the collection and many antique works of art and archaeological findings. Some of the areas are open to the public.

National Museum of Nature and Science(国立科学博物館)

National Museum of Nature and Science

This hall introduces the diverse nature of Japan under the theme of “the Nature of the Japanese Archipelago and Us”. You can enjoy learning about science and the indigenous nature of Japan.

Ueno Park & Shinobazu Pond(上野公園、不忍池)

Ueno park

It was Japan’s first park with a zoo, art museums, ponds and temples. This huge pond is 2 kilometers in circumference and many people enjoy riding a boat on this beautiful lake. In summer you can enjoy the beauty of lotus blossoms and the Bentendo on the Shinobazu Pond belongs to the Kan-eiji temple.
Our 'Explore Good Old Tokyo' tour covers Ueno Park & Shinobazu Pond.

Ueno Zoological Gardens(上野動物園)


It’s the Japan’s oldest zoo which opened in 1882 and has about five hundred kinds of animals. The giant panda, polar bear and seals are the most popular attractions.

Kan-eiji Temple(寛永寺)


Built in 1625 by the Tokugawa shogunate as a prayer temple, it later became a family temple of Tokugawa clan and six former shoguns are entombed here. In the Edo period, the temple covered an immense surface area of 1,188,000 square meters.

Toshogu Shrine(東照宮)


The Toshogu Shrine is dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. It was built in 1627, but the existing structure was remodeled in 1651 by the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.

Yanaka Cemetery(谷中霊園)

Yanaka Cemetery is one of the major sites of cherry blossom viewing parties and was founded in 1874. Many well-known Japanese citizens, such as the last Tokugawa shogun and Yokoyama Taikan, a painter are buried here.

Nezu Shrine(根津神社)


It was built in honor of the sixth Tokugawa shogun, Ienobu. The ornate and colorfully decorated shrine is noted for its corridors of vermilion entrance gates (tori) and some three thousand azalea bushes which bloom in pinks and reds in late April and early May.

Check out our tour which covers Ueno & Yanaka area. Also, check out our selecton of “Things to Do”.
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