Ueno Park

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…

Saigo Takamori, the Real Last Samurai With a Fascinating Story

One of the aspects of Japan that attracts many people is samurai. Noble Japanese warriors wielding deadly weapons with codes of honor is a cool concept for many people. Although the blockbuster movie starring Ken Watanabe and Tom Cruise, The Last Samurai, was based on the true Japanese figure, Saigo Takamori, the truth does not…

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…

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…

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…

Which of These 3 Tokyo Locations is Right for Your Stay?

Tokyo is a city well known for being full of amazing hotels, traditional ryokans, quirky capsule and themed hotels and, of course, your classic hostels. So trying to work out which one is right for your stay can be a bit daunting and a little overwhelming to say the least. That is why having an…

3 Must-Visit Places for a Cultural Experience in Tokyo

Tokyo is without a doubt one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It’s not just the rich and vibrant culture of the Japanese that makes it such an alluring tourist destination but also has plenty of exciting scenery, including a plethora of places with significant historical importance. Whether you love nature, art or…