UENO Zoological Gardens

Calendar
September 2022
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5
×
6 7 8 9 10
11 12
×
13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26
×
27 28 29 30  
             

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
October 2022
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
2 3
×
4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17
×
18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
×
         

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
Admission free on Oct 1.
November 2022
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7
×
8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21
×
22 23 24 25 26
27 28
×
29 30      
             

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
December 2022
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5
×
6 7 8 9 10
11 12
×
13 14 15 16 17
18 19
×
20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29
×
30
×
31
×
             

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
January 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
×
2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10
×
11 12 13 14
15 16
×
17 18 19 20 21
22 23
×
24 25 26 27 28
29 30
×
31        
             

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
February 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6
×
7 8 9 10 11
12 13
×
14 15 16 17 18
19 20
×
21 22 23 24 25
26 27
×
28        
             

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
March 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6
×
7 8 9 10 11
12 13
×
14 15 16 17 18
19 20
×
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             

×=Closed

Hours:9:30-17:00
Admission free on March 21.

Entrance and ticket office close 1 hour prior to closing time.

Visitor Information

Those who want to see the giant panda twins → enter the mother and cub panda viewing lottery.
CrowdednessMap
Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
・Please refrain from visiting the zoo if you have temperature above 37.5 degrees Celcius (99.5 degrees Fahrenheit) or symptoms of a cold such as coughing, or if you are not feeling well.
・Wear a mask indoors or when talking with others nearby.
・Wash or sanitize your hands often.
・Keep a safe distance from others.
・Do not stay too long in one spot when watching animals.
・Do not touch the exhibit glass or any displays.
・Refrain from talking loudly.
・If you are not feeling well, please notify our staff.
・Please do not stay too long in the restaurant.
・Wear a mask in the restaurant when possible and keep conversation low.

Hours and Days Open

Ueno Zoo opens 9:30 to 17:00 (tickets sold until 16:00) and closes every Monday(closes Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday or Tokyo Citizen's Day [Oct 1]) and December 29 through January 1.

Exceptional opening days and hours: We open irregularly on some Mondays as well as on Tuesdays even if Monday is a public holiday. In summer, the zoo closes later than 17:00 (see more details below).

(The Vivarium and the Small Mammal House close at 16:30.)

Please call +81-3-3828-5171 for information and update.
We record telephone calls to improve the quality of our customer service and to provide better guidance.

Admission

Those who want to see the giant panda twins → enter the mother and cub panda viewing lottery.
Adults (16-64) 600 yen
Seniors (65+) 300 yen
Students (13-15) 200 yen
Children (0-12) Free

*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.

*Free admission for the disabled, and one assistant per disabled person.

*The admission is free on March 20 (Ueno Zoo's Anniversary Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and October 1 (Tokyo Citizens' Day).

We now accept the following payment methods at staffed ticket windows at Main Gate:
- Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, and Discover)
- e-money (Suica and all Suica-compatible IC transit cards)

We now accept credit card only at the ticket vending machines at the Main Gate (e-money is not available).

payment methods

*The above payment methods can not be used at Benten Gate and Ikenohata Gate. We will let you know when it becomes available in the future.

*Only admission tickets and annual passports can be purchased.

*Please note that we are unable to add funds to IC transit cards at the park.

We now accept the following payment methods at staffed ticket windows at Main Gate:
- QR code payment (PayPay、LINEPay、Alipay、WeChatPay)

*The above payment methods can not be used at the ticket vending machines and Benten Gate, Ikenohata Gate. We will let you know when it becomes available in the future.

*Only admission tickets and annual passports can be purchased.

Guest Services

Gift shops, snack bars and restaurants. Baby strollers, coin-operated lockers, and wheelchairs (non-motorized) available.

Parking

We have no parking lots, but there are toll ones in the vicinity.

Directions & Contact

To the main gate

5 minutes’walk from JR Ueno Station Park Exit.

To the Benten gate

5 minutes’walk from JR Ueno Station Shinobazu Exit.
4 minutes’walk from Keisei Ueno Station.
8 minutes’ walk from Subway Ueno Station (Ginza/Hibiya Line).
10 minutes’ walk from Ueno-okachimachi Station (Oedo Subway Line).

To the Ikenohata gate

5 minutes’ walk from Nezu Station (Chiyoda Subway Line).

*We have no parking lots, but there are toll ones in the vicinity.

Contacts

Address:

Ueno Zoo,
9-83, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, 
Tokyo 110-8711, 
Japan

Phone:

03-3828-5171

We record telephone calls to improve
the quality of our customer
service and to provide better guidance.

Zoo Map

Click here for a printable PDF map.


※For your safety,viewing paths may be closed or made one-way.

About Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it has grown over the years, expanded its area to 14.4 ha (35.6 acres) and been the flagship of the Japanese zoo world. Now it's home to over 3,000 animals from 400 different species and provides visitors with learning experience about the diversity of animals as well as fun and enjoyment.

In its long history, Ueno Zoo has received numerous animals from abroad. In 1972, the first giant pandas arrived from China to Ueno Zoo. We have been cooperating with Beijing Zoo (China), San Diego Zoo (US), and breeding of wild giant pandas. After Ling Ling's death in 2008, Ri Ri and Shin Shin arrived at the zoo in 2011.

In the "Gorilla Woods" and the "Tiger Forest," you experience the thrill of facing nose-to-nose with those amazing wildlife. In an effort to breed endangered species, we have organized nationwide and worldwide zoo networks and share experience and knowledge of animal husbandry and management.

The Five-storied Pagoda and the tea ceremony house give the zoo a Japanese touch.
The pagoda was built in 1631, rebuilt after destruction by fire, and in 1958 the owner, Kan'ei-ji temple, gave the pagoda to Tokyo Metropolitan Government, who assigned its management to Ueno Zoo. The tea ceremony house was built to entertain Shoguns in 17th century, and it stills stands as a historic structure in the zoo ground.

Okapis and aye-ayes are quite rare species, which came to Ueno Zoo as a part of international breeding cooperation. We have succeeded in breeding of aye-ayes as well as pygmy hippos, which are also endangered in the wild.

In the Small Mammal House, you'll find the wonder of nocturnal animals.
In 1999, the Vivarium (Reptile and Amphibian House) has been completed, where world's rare fishes, crocodiles, turtles, snakes and frogs can be seen in the green house.

Shinobazu Pond in the West Area is a unique habitat for wild common cormorants, Phalacrocorax carbo, which once were seen everywhere in Japan, but now are endangered.

Animals


※As health management, some animals are taken to their den earlier than the dosing hour starting 14:30.

East Area:

Giant panda, Asian elephants, pheasants, snow owls, raptors, Sumatran tigers, western lowland gorillas, gibbons, Bird House, Nocturnal House (Chinese pangolin, slow lorises, bats), South American tapirs, cranes, California sea lion, harbor seals, bears (polar bears, Hokkaido brown bears, sun bear, and Japanese black bears), otters, sacred ibises, birds of Japan, monkeys (Japanese macaques, white-mantled black colobuses, black-handed spider monkeys), prairie dogs, American bison, etc.

 

West Area:

Giant pandas, African animals (black rhinos, hippos, pygmy hippos, giraffes, okapi), aardvarks, gray gentle lemur, ruffed lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, aye-ayes, Small Mammal House (rodents, bats, armadillos, nocturnal animals), Vivarium (galapagos tortoise, saltwater crocodile, green iguana, geckoes, Japanese pond turtles, and other reptiles and amphibians), Children's Zoo (guinea pigs, rabbits, cow, goats, and other domestic animals), etc.