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Ueno Onshi Park
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Home to important museums, shrines and one of the city’s most photographed ponds, this public park is a perfect one-stop destination for culture and tranquility.

Tokyo’s Ueno Park was once the site of one of the city’s largest temples. Now recognized for its important museums and institutions, this park is also among Tokyo’s most popular cherry blossom viewing locations. Around late March to early April, over 1,000 cherry trees blossom along the park’s main pathway, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the world. Bring a mat and picnic to enjoy hanami with delicate pink blossoms falling beside you.

Enter Ueno Park’s southern entrance and look for the statue of Saigo Takamori, a general in the Battle of Ueno. The original temple that stood in the park was largely destroyed during this 19th-century battle. The area was subsequently converted into one of Japan’s first Western-style parks in 1873.

Stroll through the park and visit the Ueno Tōshō-gū Shrine, known for its copper lanterns and elaborate wooden carvings. Built in 1627, the shrine is one of only a few Edo-period structures still remaining in Tokyo.

See the latest exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. The museum has no permanent collection; instead it showcases rotating exhibits that range from art nouveau to traditional Japanese styles.

Snap some photos of Shinobazu Pond, with tranquil waters covered in a carpet of lotus plants. The subject of numerous paintings, the pond sits serenely in stark contrast to the backdrop of urban Tokyo, making it a favorite with photographers and artists. Overlooking Shinobazu Pond, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple is designed after the well-known temple of the same name in Kyoto. Dedicated to the goddess of childbearing, this temple is often visited by couples hoping to conceive.

Near the pond and temple is the Great Buddha Hill, or Daibutsu Yama. Follow the stairs to the top of this small hill to see Ueno Daibutsu, a bronze Buddha statue dating back to the 17th century. Once a towering full-length statue, only the Buddha’s large face remains today.

Ueno Park is found northeast of central Tokyo, within walking distance of Ueno Station. Admission to the park itself is free, but some of the on-site museums charge a small entrance fee.

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APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae
APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae
3 out of 5
2 Chrome-14-26, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥4,050 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Ueno, this hotel is steps from Ueno Onshi Park and Benten-Do Temple. Ameya-Yokochō and National Museum of Western Art are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,845 reviews)

"It was nice announcements when experienced the earthquake. Gave us information of the earthquake and safe report."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

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Hotel Wing International Select Ueno Okachimachi
Hotel Wing International Select Ueno Okachimachi
3 out of 5
2-18-4, Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,404 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Located in Taito, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ameya-Yokochō and Ueno Onshi Park. Ueno Zoo and Tokyo National Museum are also within 15 minutes. Keisei-Ueno ...

4.4/5Excellent! (846 reviews)
I had such a terrible experience with the manager

"This is not review for hotel property itself but their support was terrible! I canceled a non-refundable booking by mistake and called the property right away. However, a woman in the hotel was mean. Not only she didn't re-book for me, but also redirected me to Hotels.com customer support and making ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

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APA Hotel Ueno Ekikita
APA Hotel Ueno Ekikita
3 out of 5
Ueno 7-chome 12-11, Taito-ku, Tokyo
The price is ¥3,471 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Ueno, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo National Science Museum, Tokyo National Museum, and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. National Museum of Western ...

3.9/5Very Good! (997 reviews)
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Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

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APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae
APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae
3 out of 5
2 Chrome-14-26, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥4,050 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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Hotel Wing International Select Ueno Okachimachi
3 out of 5
2-18-4, Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,404 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
Hotel Wing International Select Ueno Okachimachi
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APA Hotel Ueno Ekikita
3 out of 5
Ueno 7-chome 12-11, Taito-ku, Tokyo
The price is ¥3,471 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno
3.5 out of 5
3-19-7 Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥5,455 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
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Tarui building 2F
3 out of 5
3-1-31-2F, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥16,364 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
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3 out of 5
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Ueno Sta 7 min walk ☆ Keisei Ueno Sta 5min walk
Tokyo, Tokyo (prefecture)
Ueno Sta 7 min walk ☆ Keisei Ueno Sta 5min walk
Ueno Sta 7 min walk ☆ Keisei Ueno Sta 5min walk ☆ Tokyo
Ueno Sta 7 min walk ☆ Keisei Ueno Sta 5min walk ☆ Tokyo
Tokyo, Tokyo (prefecture)
The price is ¥20,000 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Ueno Sta 7 min walk ☆ Keisei Ueno Sta 5min walk ☆ Tokyo
Hotel Resol Ueno
Hotel Resol Ueno
3 out of 5
7-chome-2-9 Ueno, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥5,455 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Hotel Resol Ueno
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.