Ueno Zoo

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,…

4 Places to Visit When You’re Stuck in Tokyo but Longing for Kyoto

Kyoto (京都) is arguably one of the best must-see places in Japan: a prefecture full of picturesque spots that preserve Japanese culture and history. But when, for whatever reason, you’re stuck in Tokyo’s (東京) busy streets and tall buildings, with so little time and resources (that shinkansen or plane ride does not come cheap!), you…

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…