The city of Ueno is home to many national museums, art galleries, parks, and performing arts venues, but the city is widely known for its zoo. Ueno Zoo is Japan’s oldest zoo and is home to giant pandas. The zoo is also known for the areas “Gorilla Woods” and “Tiger Forests” where they attempt to breed endangered species.
Another city attraction is the Ueno Toshogu Shrine, which enshrines Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun. The shrine is also famous for its Botan Garden which features peonies and dahlias. Visitors can also cruise around the lake in Ueno Park.
Address of Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo