The first zoo in Japan in 1982 is “Ueno Zoological Park”. This zoo is the Tokyo Metropolitan zoo and is located in Ueno Onshi Park. It is a zoo that has been popular with many people for a long time because of its good location within a 5-minute walk from Ueno Station.
At present, about 500 kinds of animals are bred, which is the second largest in the Japanese zoo. The highlight is that the giant panda, okapi, kobitokaba and the world’s top three rare animals are bred. Giant pandas were especially popular, and when breeding began again in 2011, there was a line of about 5 hours.
What time is best to visit the zoo? Animals come out from the bedroom (dormitory) to the playground before the park opens. Because of their habits, animals walk around the playground to check their territory. Because the keeper hides the food, the animals move actively to see if there are any changes in the surrounding area or if there is something to eat.
There are other reasons, such as “it is relatively free in the morning” and “it is easy to plan with plenty of time”, but “the chance to see lively animals increases” is “the zoo right after opening”, is the main reason. In order to go to the zoo, you want to see the animal moving more vividly than the animal sleeping.
Among them, it is recommended that you look at “carnivorous large animals” in the morning. Carnivorous large animals such as lions and tigers sit and rest or sleep during the daytime to afternoon when the temperature rises. They have few natural enemies in the wild and can stay relatively calm. Large animals such as bears and sea lions often sleep when the temperature rises.
In other words, there are many opportunities for lions, tigers and bears to move actively during the cool morning hours. Lions, tigers and bears in Ueno Zoo are raised relatively close to the front gate. It is recommended to look around in the morning.
There are three times when zoo animals are active. “Morning coming out from the bedroom to the playground”, “Feeding time”, “Evening to return to the bedroom”. Knowing these animal habits and the facts unique to zoos will increase your chances of seeing live animals. What was your reference.
It’s recommended to enter simultaneously with opening
Ueno Zoo (Ueno Zoological Gardens) is the oldest zoo in Japan opened in 1882. Various animals, such as a giant panda and a shoebill, live in inside a garden which divided into the east and the west. It is rather difficult to see and turn around all animals at once, and it also requires time.
Ueno Zoo is opened at 9:30 in the morning. If you would like to turn around the highlight of a zoo efficiently and to catch a sight in which the animal was lively, it’s recommended to enter simultaneously with opening.
The giant panda is exhibited by western side
Although the Ueno Zoo is divided into eastern side and western side, the place in the back of the main entrance is eastern side. The giant panda is exhibited by western side.
The panda is almost sleeping, except while eating. You cannot see the moving figure of them very much when you miss the meal time of the panda. Since after opening time is mealtime exactly, the panda which is moving around can be seen.
A roar resounded around
A tiger of extremely powerful! A roar resounded around. Over glass, you can see it considerably near. The cage of the tiger is wide, and the tiger sometimes is not seen because it hides between plants.
The original habit of a gorilla
The gorilla building which can feel looking in the forest where a gorilla lives in. The original habit of a gorilla of living in groups can be seen. It is said that the breeding technology of the gorilla of Ueno Zoo is world top class.
You can hear commentary about an animal
You can go to the western side when you cross the bridge called “Aesop’s Bridge”. A lesser panda can be seen from on a bridge. There are volunteers inside the garden here and there, and you can hear commentary about an animal, etc.
Popularity of the same as a panda
In the western side, it is shoebills which had both the characteristics of a heron and a stork and the pelican to attract attention most in western side. It is said that there is popularity of the same about as a panda.
In the downtown area and it is near from the station
Ueno Zoo is located in the downtown area and it is near from the station and is very convenient.
The animal of every corner of the earth is exhibited In the garden of 14 hectares. In the garden that is full of green, various invention like the exhibition reproducing the native habitat of the animal, and the exhibition seen close at hand, etc. is taken.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Address:||Uenokoen 9-83 Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 Japan|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen Line “Ueno-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
|Price:||600 yen (Adults (16-64)) |
300 yen (Seniors (65+))
200 yen (Students (13-15))
Free (Children (0-12))
Please refer the official web page.