"Ueno Park in Winter" Ueno Park and Zoo Tip by aukahkay
Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo: 84 reviews and 149 photos
Ueno Park is the most famous metropolitan park in Tokyo. It is most famous for the cherry blossoms that appear each year in early spring. My visit to Ueno Park on a wintry and snowy morning came with no fewer surprises.
Toshogu Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate, which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867. Its entrance of consecutive Shinto shrines leads into the inner courtyard where you can see traditional stone lanterns.
Shinobazu Pond is a large pond in Ueno Park. A temple for the goddess of Benten stands on the island in the middle of the pond.
Of course the zoo was closed for winter so I did not get to see the pandas.
After the park, head for Ameyoko, a flea market selling reasonably priced Japanese tidbits, sake and confectionaries.
Address: Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Directions: JR / Tokyo Metro / Keisei UENO
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