Ueno Park is the oldest park in Japan and is known for its cherry blossoms and Shinobazu Pond, called the Cultural Forest. It has been known as a cherry blossom viewing spot since the Edo period, when the area was the precincts of Kan’eiji Temple on Toeizan, and the priest Tenkai, who was fond of cherry blossoms, had them transplanted from Yoshino-yama.

The park is planted with approximately 1,200 cherry trees, centering on the rows of cherry trees at “Sakuragaoka,” which was first opened to the general public for cherry blossom viewing.

The “cherry blossoms at night” illuminated by the lights of snow caves is also a tasteful experience and one of the pleasures of the modern people.

The park is a fun place for adults and children alike, but one should not forget the cherry blossoms near Shinobazuno Pond.

You can also enjoy a boat ride, and the cherry blossoms near Benten-michi are also great. The Ueno Zoo and the National Museum are also nearby, so you can enjoy a variety of cultural activities.

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Park Name Ueno Park(Ueno Onshi Kouen)
上野恩賜公園
Park Address 5-20, Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • Keisei Main Line Keisei Ueno Station about 0.3 km
  • JR Ueno station about 0.4 km
  • Subway Ginza Line/Asakusa Line Ueno Station about 0.6 km
  • Subway Oedo Line Ueno-okachimachi station about 0.8 km
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Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive

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