Ueno Travel Guide

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Ueno Park is the cultural centre of Tokyo. It houses important temples and shrines as well as cultural institutions and museums. Ueno attracts different kinds of people: people from the countryside visiting Tokyo, children on school excursions (it's perfect for that!) shoppers looking for good price deals in Ameyoko, foreigners (some of whom are illegal aliens) as well as homeless.

The park houses a number of museums, including the National Museum & Science Museum plus the zoo. There is also a boating lake where you can hire a boat and have an afternoon on the water!

The best time to visist is, without any doubt, April when all of the cherry trees are in blossom.

Ueno is best reached by the JR Yamanote line to Ueno Station. Use the park exit on the west side.

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