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Ueno Onshi Park
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Ueno Park featuring a garden and a city
Home to important museums, shrines and one of the city’s most photographed ponds, this public park is a perfect one-stop destination for culture and tranquility.

Tokyo’s Ueno Park was once the site of one of the city’s largest temples. Now recognized for its important museums and institutions, this park is also among Tokyo’s most popular cherry blossom viewing locations. Around late March to early April, over 1,000 cherry trees blossom along the park’s main pathway, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the world. Bring a mat and picnic to enjoy hanami with delicate pink blossoms falling beside you.

Enter Ueno Park’s southern entrance and look for the statue of Saigo Takamori, a general in the Battle of Ueno. The original temple that stood in the park was largely destroyed during this 19th-century battle. The area was subsequently converted into one of Japan’s first Western-style parks in 1873.

Stroll through the park and visit the Ueno Tōshō-gū Shrine, known for its copper lanterns and elaborate wooden carvings. Built in 1627, the shrine is one of only a few Edo-period structures still remaining in Tokyo. 

See the latest exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. The museum has no permanent collection instead it showcases rotating exhibits that range from art nouveau to traditional Japanese styles.

Snap some photos of Shinobazu Pond, with tranquil waters covered in a carpet of lotus plants. The subject of numerous paintings, the pond sits serenely in stark contrast to the backdrop of urban Tokyo, making it a favorite with photographers and artists. Overlooking Shinobazu Pond, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple is designed after the well-known temple of the same name in Kyoto. Dedicated to the goddess of childbearing, this temple is often visited by couples hoping to conceive. 

Near the pond and temple is the Great Buddha Hill, or Daibutsu Yama. Follow the stairs to the top of this small hill to see Ueno Daibutsu, a bronze Buddha statue dating back to the 17th century. Once a towering full-length statue, only the Buddha’s large face remains today.

Ueno Park is found northeast of central Tokyo, within walking distance of Ueno Station. Admission to the park itself is free, but some of the on-site museums charge a small entrance fee.

Home to important museums, shrines and one of the city’s most photographed ponds, this public park is a perfect one-stop destination for culture and tranquility.

Tokyo’s Ueno Park was once the site of one of the city’s largest temples. Now recognized for its important museums and institutions, this park is also among Tokyo’s most popular cherry blossom viewing locations. Around late March to early April, over 1,000 cherry trees blossom along the park’s main pathway, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the world. Bring a mat and picnic to enjoy hanami with delicate pink blossoms falling beside you.

Enter Ueno Park’s southern entrance and look for the statue of Saigo Takamori, a general in the Battle of Ueno. The original temple that stood in the park was largely destroyed during this 19th-century battle. The area was subsequently converted into one of Japan’s first Western-style parks in 1873.

Stroll through the park and visit the Ueno Tōshō-gū Shrine, known for its copper lanterns and elaborate wooden carvings. Built in 1627, the shrine is one of only a few Edo-period structures still remaining in Tokyo.

See the latest exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. The museum has no permanent collection; instead it showcases rotating exhibits that range from art nouveau to traditional Japanese styles.

Snap some photos of Shinobazu Pond, with tranquil waters covered in a carpet of lotus plants. The subject of numerous paintings, the pond sits serenely in stark contrast to the backdrop of urban Tokyo, making it a favorite with photographers and artists. Overlooking Shinobazu Pond, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple is designed after the well-known temple of the same name in Kyoto. Dedicated to the goddess of childbearing, this temple is often visited by couples hoping to conceive.

Near the pond and temple is the Great Buddha Hill, or Daibutsu Yama. Follow the stairs to the top of this small hill to see Ueno Daibutsu, a bronze Buddha statue dating back to the 17th century. Once a towering full-length statue, only the Buddha’s large face remains today.

Ueno Park is found northeast of central Tokyo, within walking distance of Ueno Station. Admission to the park itself is free, but some of the on-site museums charge a small entrance fee.

Top Hotels Close to Ueno Onshi Park

Candeo Hotels Uenokoen
Candeo Hotels Uenokoen
3 out of 5
1-2-13 Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,190 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Taito, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ueno Onshi Park, Tokyo National Museum, and Ueno Zoo. Sensō-ji Temple and Ameya-Yokochō are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (779 reviews)
"Incredibly clean. We stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. The hotel stopped buffet breakfast to reduce risk of spreading and were very good at issuing refunds immediately when I decided I didnt want the set menu, no issues. The staff were helpful and friendly. Room was very clean. Shower was lovely ..."

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Candeo Hotels Uenokoen
Q Stay and lounge Ueno - Hostel
Q Stay and lounge Ueno - Hostel
2 out of 5
2-13-2, Higashi-ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo
Located in Taito, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Ueno Onshi Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo Dome and Tokyo Sky Tree. Tokyo Imperial Palace and LaLaport ...
Q Stay and lounge Ueno - Hostel
Issyuku Higashiueno Hotel
Issyuku Higashiueno Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2-8-7 Higashiueno, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,412 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in Taito, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ameya-Yokochō and Ueno Onshi Park. Akihabara Electric Town and Ueno Zoo are also within ...
Issyuku Higashiueno Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Candeo Hotels Uenokoen
Candeo Hotels Uenokoen
3 out of 5
1-2-13 Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,190 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
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2 out of 5
2-13-2, Higashi-ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Issyuku Higashiueno Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2-8-7 Higashiueno, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,412 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Issyuku Higashiueno Hotel
Hostel Waqwaq Tokyo Ueno Asakusa
Hostel Waqwaq Tokyo Ueno Asakusa
2 out of 5
2-20-2, Kitaueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo (prefecture)
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APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae
APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae
3 out of 5
2 Chrome-14-26, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,280 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
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Hotel SAILS Asakusa
Hotel SAILS Asakusa
3 out of 5
2-18-1 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$1,553 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
Hotel SAILS Asakusa
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First Cabin Akihabara Showa-dori
2.5 out of 5
3-38, Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Tarui building 2F
3 out of 5
3-1-31-2F, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$3,066 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 16
Tarui building 2F
Tarui building 3F
Tarui building 3F
3 out of 5
3-1-31-3F, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
Tarui building 3F
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.