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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…

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…

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…

5 Steps through History in Ueno Park

Ueno Park During my journey to Ueno park and surrounding areas, I could understand the fact that this place couldn’t be covered in a single day seeing all the sights around and enjoying all its beauty. But we managed to make our trip worth without wasting much time. Ueno Park constitutes gardens, temples, museums, statues,…