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 confectionery 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) View this post on…

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…

Find Food, Fun and Furry Friends on Ueno’s Ameyoko Shopping Street!

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 Tokyoite, and asked what I should…

Heard of Famous Japanese Artist Jakuchu? Let his Exquisite Masterpieces Blow your Mind!

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 era. In this article, you can…

Going to Tokyo? Discover These 3 Artisanal Shops near Ueno Park!

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 area. Just a few of these…

Check Out this Absurdly Fun Event of ’Animals’ Escaping in Tokyo!

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 animals breaking loose as co-workers try…

National Museum of Nature and Science: Peek into Early Japanese History

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. There are so many places to explore!…

Ueno Park: Beyond your Expectations

Ueno Park is much more than a simple green space; it is the center of many attractions located in the same place. It is very difficult for any visitor to visit all of them within one or two days, as you have to spend much more time if you want to enjoy what Ueno park…

Visit the 5 Museums of Ueno Park

1. The Tokyo National Museum The Tokyo National Museum is Japan’s oldest and largest museum. General admission costs 620 yen per person. It has a number of buildings. The museum houses a large number of valuable historical artifacts of ancient Japan. There is a wide collection of potteries, Kimonos, sculptures, arts, weapons etc. The Honkan…

Exploring the Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo Ueno Zoo is the first and hence the most ancient among the Zoological gardens of Japan. There are more than 500 species of birds and animals in this zoo. Author’s photo The main attraction of this zoo is the Pandas gifted from China. We could hear the sounds of various animals and birds…