“Ueno Park” in Taito-ku, Tokyo, the official name is “Ueno Onshi Park”. It is a park managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, with a land area of 530,000 square meters.
As one of the first designated parks in Japan since completion in 1876, it has been popular as a place for citizens to relax for the long term of 140 years.
Speaking of Ueno Park, the first thing that many people come up with is Ueno Zoo which is famous for panda. In Ueno Park there are many places where you can touch art and culture such as art museum and university museum besides zoo. By staying for a day you will be familiar with Japanese history and culture.
“Ueno Park” is also called “mountain of Ueno” because it is located on the tongue plateau “Uenodai” formed at the end of Musashino Plateau. Moreover, it is sometimes called “Ueno Forest” from its dark green appearance. After the Meiji Restoration, it became a public land, and since then the Tokyo Metropolitan Government was granted through the Imperial Household Agency, the official name is now “Ueno Onshi Park” (Ueno Imperial Gift Park). Later, facilities such as “Tokyo National Museum”, “National Museum of Western Art”, “National Science Museum”, “Ueno Ueno Zoo” are newly established, and many facilities are scattered now on a large site. Later on, facilities such as “Tokyo National Museum”, “National Museum of Western Art”, “National Science Museum”, “Ueno Zoological Gardens”, etc. are newly established, and now a number of facilities are dotted in wide site. It has transformed into a cultural park.
There are many spots full of highlights in Ueno Park. If you try to enjoy everything, it is a very shortage in a day. Let’s enjoy the walk by focusing on the target according to the season and purpose.
Ueno Park is a lively spot where various events such as art festivals, food events and music festivals are held. In addition, the rich nature in the park interweaves the beautiful scenery every season, and entertains visitors.
the first park in Japan
Ueno Park which is the sightseeing spot representing Ueno, and its formal name is Ueno Onshi Park. There was the big temple called “Kanei-ji Temple” at this site in the Edo Period and it was also the place which the old government troops shut themselves up and fought at the end of Edo Period. The vicinity whole has been a burned field after intense battle. At the beginning, the Meiji government was planning building a hospital here. But by the proposal of the Dutch doctor Bauduin who had come for the inspection, then It was redeveloped as the first park in Japan.
There are many facilities to visit
In Ueno Park, many cultural facilities, and school facilities and historical landmarks exist. There are the zoo, the National Museums and the National Museum of Western Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, the Kanei-ji Temple, the Tokugawa mausoleum, etc., so in order to go sightseeing them, it is insufficient in one day.
Famous as a scenic spot of the cherry trees
Ueno Park is also the great green space in the Metropolitan area, and can enjoy beautiful scenery to all seasons. Especially, it is famous as a scenic spot of the cherry trees both at home and abroad. Now, a lot of foreign tourists will visit in the season of a cherry tree.
Crowded with two million people in a cherry-blossom-viewing season
The mountain in Ueno was known as a famous place of a cherry tree from the Edo period. Now, it is crowded with about 2 million people in a cherry-blossom-viewing season. Many kinds of about 1200 cherry trees are planted inside the garden.
It begins to bloom from the beginning of February by the kind, and it can be even enjoyed for a long period of time at the end of April.
Tasteful for the “cherry blossoms at night”
When a cherry tree blooms, the lighting ceremony of a paper-covered lamp is performed. There is tasteful for the “cherry blossoms at night” which float on the light.
Party with picnic sheet, boat play of Shinobazuno-ike pond surrounded by the cherry tree, various methods of pleasure can be done.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Ueno Onshi Park|
|Address:||Uenokoen 5-20 Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 Japan|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen Line “Ueno-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3828-5644 (Ueno Park Management Office)|