Ueno (上野) is a key transport hub in the heart of old Tokyo. It is popular with both tourists and Japanese alike for Ueno Park, which is home to several of the capital’s most important museums and art galleries, as well as Ueno Zoo. It is also well-known for the night market of Ameya Yokocho which runs between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station (one-stop south on the Yamamote Line).
One could easily spend an entire day in the museums and art galleries of Ueno Park alone. If you’re a museum lover or an art fanatic, you might want to consider getting a Grutto Pass which entitles holders to discounts for many of the museums and art galleries in the capital.
Things to Do
The former home of the Iwasaki Family, the founders of the Mitsubishi group. The grounds passed into government possession after the war and the structures are today recognized as Important Cultural Assets.
Museum focusing on mankind’s interaction with nature, and the evolution and role of technology in society
Western Art established from the art collection of Matsukata Kojiro
Museum in Ueno Park which aims to be “a place for creativity and coaction”
Japan’s oldest zoo is home to over 400 species, but it is most famous for its giant pandas.