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"Ueno Zoo" Tokyo-to Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

Tokyo-to Things to Do: 267 reviews and 556 photos

  KING Penguins! Oh, mine!
by Sharrie

UENO ZOO - As you may have read earlier, this was an unplanned visit.

Ueno Zoo is right inside the Ueno Park.
If there's something I know about life, it is this.. it's full of surprises!
I went to Antarctica in search of penguins & glaciers, I found something else, totally unexpected. :-)))
I went to the Ueno Zoo in search of Panda (well, I saw that at the entrance)... guess what I found?!

PENGUINS! & most importantly KING Penguins! !!!
Something that I had missed while in Antarctica!
Imagine my surprise & my joy!!!
I was excited!
King Penguins in Japan?!
Oh mine, totally unexpected! Totally delightful!
& even Macaroni Penguins!
I'm absolutely thrilled!!!
Is there anything that Japan does not have?!?!?!

You are right again, Brad!
There is SOMETHING that's interesting & unusual I uncover again ;-)
Isn't this cool?!

Directions: Within Ueno Park.

Free Admission on these days:
Mar. 20 (Commemoration Day).
Apr. 29 (Green Day).
Oct. 1 (Tokyo Citizens Day).

Closes on every Monday (if Monday is a holiday, then next day is closed).
Also closes on Dec. 29 - Jan. 1.

Phone: 03 38285171

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2004
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