UENO

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...

No matter where you live in the world, you have probably heard about Zen. When you hear the word Zen, the image of meditation and pursuit of knowledge is strong. Additionally, many people probably believe that Zen is difficult to understand and that it is a whole other world...

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...

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...

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...

The first time I went to Tokyo, I stayed for over a week. I couldn’t get enough of the city. By the end of the first few days, though, I had started to run out of tourist attractions to visit. I got in touch with my friend, a native...

What do you imagine when you think of Japanese art? Perhaps the typical image of ukiyo-e paintings or ink drawings? There is actually quite an array of historical Japanese art. A great, celebrated Japanese artist named Jakuchu painted extremely vibrant and beautiful paintings throughout his career in the Edo...

Ueno is popularly known as a district in Tokyo with a rich historical legacy, where many tourists come each year to get a feel of Tokyo's Edo period. Due to its popular location, throughout the decades many stores have continuously been opened, hoping to become the finest in the...

You may have already heard of Ueno Zoo, the oldest existing zoo in Tokyo, but have you ever witnessed its "Escaped Animal Drill?" It is a very exciting event which may appear odd for some, as you will see zookeepers dressed up in animal costumes pretending to be fugitive...

If you're interested in natural science and looking for the best place for your kids to enjoy while learning something new, then head to the National Nature & Science Museum located in Ueno Park of Tokyo and be enthralled with all the unique exhibitions it has to offer. anepiceducation.com/ There...

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