Opened to the public in 1873, Ueno Park today is home to no less than five museums, two concert halls, and Ueno Zoo. Along with Yoyogi Park and Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens it is one of Tokyo’s biggest and most famous parks.
The park rests on the grounds of what used to be Kaneiji Temple, the resplendent temple of the Tokugawa clan who ruled Japan from 1603-1868. Unfortunately, the temple was destroyed during the Battle of Ueno in 1868—the last battle for Edo during the Boshin War—and the Kaneiji Temple that stands at the northwest corner of the park is but a humble replacement.
For details of the attractions in the park see Ueno.
|Access||5-20 Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku 110-0007 | A 1-minute walk from the Park Exit of Ueno Station (JR Line) | Map | Taito City’s Ueno Map|