29 of the Best Hotels in Ueno for a Relaxing and Unforgettable Stay in 2017

Ueno is an area of Tokyo buzzing with tradition, culture and outstanding beauty. It is home to the gorgeous Ueno Park, where you can admire the beautiful Shinobazu Pond, visit the famous Ueno Zoo, and check out several art galleries and museums. Ueno also boasts some fantastic shopping streets, countless restaurant options and a sense…

Will Ueno Zoo’s Cute New Baby Panda Draw More Tourists to Tokyo?

If you’ve been to the Ueno Zoological Gardens or Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, you are probably familiar with Shin Shin, the giant panda who attracts crowds owing to her sweet nature. Shin Shin arrived at the zoo with a pair named Li Li in 2011. They love spending their time together by dozing, eating bamboo,…

Did You Know That This Museum in Ueno Was Designed by French Artist Le Corbusier?

Le Corbusier is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century who built iconic buildings in France, Japan, and India. After the rampage of the Second World War, the cities of Europe and Japan required major renovations. Le Corbusier was a Swiss-born French architect who designed cities, built museums, etc., in a style we…

18 Things to Do in Ueno, Tokyo’s Fusion District of the Old and the New

Ueno is a lively district on the east side of Tokyo, packed full of shops, restaurants, and arcades. With a mix of shopping and nature, temples and shrines, it’s a fusion of the historical and the modern. Endless markets and shopping streets greet you on your way to the enthralling Ueno Park, which is perfect…

7 Places to Explore and Discover in the Must-Visit District of Ueno

Ueno (上野) is a MUST on any tourist’s agenda. Located conveniently to the north of the city (connected by numerous JR and Metro lines), Ueno is a visitor’s dream come true. Its park and pond boast many beautiful walks, its shrines and temples are amazing, and its museums are well worth a visit. Let me…

Enjoy Various Art Exhibits in Ueno With the Ueno Welcome Passport!

While many visitors from different parts of the world are making their way to Japan to enjoy its sights and offerings, Japan is also making many preparations to entice both tourists and locals, especially with the upcoming 2020 Olympics. Many of you who are living here probably have already seen how much effort the country…

Too Adorable to Eat? Find These Animal-Themed Manju in Ueno!

When it comes to adorable treats that look way too good to eat, look nowhere else, Japan has it all for you! The delightful confectioneries sold by Japanese sweets shop Namikoshiken make some of the most adorable animal-themed confections that are a must on your next visit to Tokyo! Namikoshiken (浪越軒) rakuten.co.jp/ Founded in 1927,…

Check Out the Ueno Royal Museum to See Sporadic Art Exhibitions in Tokyo!

There’s a particular place in Tokyo where you can see various exhibits displayed coming from different Japanese artists. It is called Ueno Royal Museum which was opened in 1972 and immediately became a home to various planned exhibitions in the place. Collections here are temporary, thus it is best to know the schedule of events…
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