Used to be the terminal station, where people leave their hometowns to get jobs in Tokyo, today Ueno is a popular holiday spot for families and friends, for all generation. There’s an oldest zoo called Ueno zoo, where you can enjoy lots of funny animals such as Gorila, Polar bears, monkeys, zebras, elephants, and more (It used to have Panda gifted from China, but there’s none at the moment). Ueno is quite large and have cultural and art spots, such as National museum, and several museums. Ueno station is renewed recently, with lots of fashion shops and restaurant, and the only Hard Rock Cafe inside a station building. Here in early spring, you can enjoy cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, and you can even sail a boat in the pond, Shinobazu no Ike.
Last Update: February 8, 2010