Ueno Park

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The Ueno Park (Ueno Koen) in the Taito district of Tokyo is a public park and with more than 10 million visitors annually the most popular city park in Japan. It includes the area of ​​the Kaneiji Temple, which was built there to symbolically protect Edo Castle, which is in the Boshin Civil war in 1868 was largely destroyed.

Overview

Address

Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007 (Directions)

Hours

5:00 - 23:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 5:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 5:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 5:00 - 23:00
Thursday 5:00 - 23:00
Friday 5:00 - 23:00
Saturday 5:00 - 23:00
Sunday 5:00 - 23:00
Holidays 5:00 - 23:00

Phone Number

03-3828-5644

Website

http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/jimusho/toubuk/ueno/en_index.html

Access

A 2-minute walk from Ueno Station on the Ginza, Hibiya or JR Yamanote lines.

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