|The Ueno Zoo was built in Ueno Park by the end of the 19th century and opened on 20 March 1882 making it the oldest zoo in Japan. It has the widest variety of animals in the country and is home to over 2,600 animals and more than 400 different species among them Giant Pandas, Western Lowland Gorillas and Sumatran Tigers. The total land area is 14.3 ha (35.2 acres)|
The Zoo has its own monorail, which connects the western part of the zoo to the eastern part. The Ueno Zoo Monorail was a first in Japan. The Zoo is only a short walk from Ueno Station.
Address: 110-8711 Tokyo, Taito-ku, Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo 9-83, Japan
| Hours and Days Open |
Ueno Zoo opens 9:30am. to 5:00pm (tickets sold until 4:00pm) and closes every Monday (closes Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
The Vivarium and the Small Mammal House close the door at 4:15pm.
Free for junior high school students living in Tokyo or attending schools in Tokyo.
Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 20% discount providing the group enters together through one entry at one time.