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Adorable Panda in Ueno Zooligical Gardens Tokyo

Adorable Panda in Ueno Zooligical Gardens Tokyo

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Adorable Panda in Ueno Zooligical Gardens Tokyo

Located in the heart of Ueno Park, the zoo the family event reference is in the Ueno district of Tokyo. Ueno zoo is very reasonable entrance fee, clean and well-maintained enclosures with suitable tags and descriptions. I recommended you to take a map at the entrance, to guide you in navigating the zoo. There is no prescribed route to take so it is easy to miss some of the animals as they are located all over the place.

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Ueno Zoo, founded in 1882, is the oldest zoo in Japan. It’s located in Ueno Park in Taito Ward, a traditional part of the city that’s also home to Sensoji Temple, the traditional Yanaka district, and bustling Ameyoko-cho market. Ueno Zoo has gradually grown over its 130-year history and is now home to more than 3,000 animals from around 450 different species.

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Ueno Zoo has received numerous animals from abroad. In 1972, the first giant pandas arrived from China to Ueno Zoo. The zoo have been cooperating with Beijing Zoo (China), San Diego Zoo (US), and Chapultepec Zoo (Mexico) for conservation and breeding of wild giant pandas. After Ling Ling’s death in 2008, Ri Ri and Shin Shin arrived at the zoo in 2011.




the Panda spend their days happily napping, playing, and eating bamboo. Lili and Shinshin spend more than half of their time dozing, but when it’s time to eat they’ll get up, grab a piece of bamboo, and start munching. After eating, they like to climb trees, dangle from their panda jungle gym, or take a stroll. According to the zoo’s educational outreach department, the pandas’ bamboo is trucked in from the Izu Peninsula, and each panda eats about 30 kilograms of it every day. Pandas, stars of the zoo, are so popular that it is not unusual to follow a queue to see pandas in Tokyo. But the viewing setup is outstanding, this is one of the best of any zoo I’ve seen.  The Pandas are almost always visible, whether sleeping or active.

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Location and Directions:

Ueno Zoo is easy to get to from anywhere in Tokyo. Located in Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, the zoo is 5-10 minites’ walk from JR Ueno Station, Subway Ueno Stations (Ginza-line or Hibiya-line), Keisei Ueno Station, or Subway Nezu Station (Chiyoda-line).

 

There are not parking lots, but there are toll ones in the vicinity.

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Admission:

Adults (16-64) 600 yen

Seniors (65+) 300 yen

Students (13-15) 200 yen

Children (0-12) Free

Foreign visitors holding a “Welcome Card,” which you can receive upon showing your passport, or a copy of the Tokyo Handy Guide pamphlet available at tourist information centers, receive a 20% discount on entry to the zoo.

Days and hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 17h (last entry at 16h)

Closed on Mondays and from 29 December to 1 January

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