Tokyo Ueno Zoo is Japan’s first zoo, which opened in 1882 in Ueno Park. The zoo is famous for its giant pandas, but it also keeps 500 other species of animals, including rare animals such as Sumatran tigers, and has the highest number of visitors of any zoo in Japan.

The giant pandas have been absent for about three years since the death of Ling Ling in 2008, but in 2011, a male panda named Bi-Li and a female panda named Xian Nu arrived in Japan.

The male was named Li Li and the female was named Xin Xin, and they were released to the public in the spring.


nameUeno Zoo
business hours9:30-17:00 (Entrance tickets on sale until 16:00)
*Visiting may be closed early.
business holidayMondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays (12/29 – 1/1)
*Subject to change.
feeAdults 600 yen, Junior high school students 200 yen, Seniors 65 and over 300 yen
Free admission days and various discounts are available.
residence9-83 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
telephone number03-3828-5171


About 5 minutes on foot from Park Exit of JR Ueno Station.
About 10 minutes on foot from Ueno Station on the Keisei,Ginza andHibiya Lines.

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