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Ueno Park

A prominent public green space in Tokyo, featuring a zoo, museums, and cherry blossoms, known for cultural attractions and historical significance.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Japan Dates: March 19th to April 5th, 2021 ; Ueno Park. JR Tokyo Ueno Station. One of the busiest festivals in Tokyo, Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival, is a favourite amongst visitors and locals alike. It’s been a prominent party spot for decades. Not just for the daytime, the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival is also one of the best places to enjoy the flowers at night: the illuminated trees, known as yozakura, compliment the evening performances spectacularly. There are over 1,200 spell-binding cherry blossom trees at the park and picnic spots are set up in the grass for folks to enjoy. While soaking up the spring, don’t forget to check out some of the park’s coolest sights — shrines and the famous Last Samurai statue make amazing additions to the festivities. While at the festival, you’ll be able to enjoy local crafts and food, take trips on the boating lake, and enjoy music and colorful dance performances. Strawberries are the local spring food, and you’ll find these in abundance here too.

booksandbao 5 years ago

Ueno Park is a spacious public park that is adorned with picturesque cherry blossoms in the spring, and plentiful auburn foliage in the fall- a year-round treat. This destination is full of excitement, from sprawling museums possessing ancient and modern treasures to the most famous zoo in Japan. The symbol of Ueno is the panda bear, due to the zoo housing one that is beloved throughout the country. Located nearby the sprawling park grounds, Ameyokocho is an effervescent collective of local shopping and souvenir finds.

seeker 3 years ago

Once a part of Tokyo Bay, this natural pond has seen many changes throughout its lifetime, but remains largely in its original form since the 15th century when it was marshland. This pond is a relaxing stopover and refuge from the heat of the summer during the lotus flowering period of July and August. It’s also a beautiful walking and picnic location any time of the year and well populated on weekends and afternoons.

laurenallain 2 years ago

This spacious park is easily one of the most exciting to visit in Tokyo, with museums alongside sprawls of gardens and old Japanese architecture, it’s no wonder Ueno Park is considered a top tourist destination year-round. In fall the park displays a picturesque array of auburn foliage within its well-kept grounds, check out what seasonal displays are taking place, explore ginkgo tree-lined avenues and relax lakeside with your favorite tea in hand.

madeleineray 3 years ago

Ueno Park is Tokyo's most beloved city park, home to several popular attractions, including the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Zoo, and Shinobazu Pond. The park is also famous for its beautiful cherry blossoms, making it a popular spot for hanami or Japanese flower-viewing. Visitors can enjoy a walk through the scenic gardens, explore the museums, or simply relax and take in the natural beauty of the tranquil landscape.

seeker 1 year ago

Ueno Park Guides

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    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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