Opened to the public in 1873, Ueno Park (上野公園, Ueno Kōen) is today home to five museums, two concert halls, and Ueno Zoo. Along with Yoyogi Park and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden it is one of Tokyo’s largest green spaces. The park rests on the grounds of what used to be Kanei-ji 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 Kanei-ji Temple that stands at the northwest corner of the park is but a humble replacement.

Cherry Blooms in Ueno Park at the end of March
Information
Getting there
Opposite the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station
Details
5:00-23:00
You May Also Like

Former Yasuda Garden

Garden with a pond in the shape of a heart that is filled directly with water from the Sumida River, and thus rises and falls with the river’s tide.

Inokashira Park

website builder Inokashira Park opened to the public in 1917 and is today one of Tokyo’s most spacious…

Imperial Palace East Gardens

website builder Opened to the public in 1968, the Imperial Palace East Gardens (皇居東御苑, Kōkyo Higashi Gyoen) sit…

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

One of the most famous gardens in central Tokyo covering an area of almost 60 hectares. It opened to the public in 1949 and today is home to three gardens (traditional Japanese, French formal, English landscape) and a rock-landscaped greenhouse.