Ueno Park Travel Guide

Ueno Park
A popular spot for hanami parties during sakura season, the famous Ueno Park is home to Ueno Zoo and multiple galleries and museums, next to the bustling marketplace of Ameyoko, selling street food, seafood, and all sorts of delicacies at bargain prices.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants


Yakiniku Toraji Ueno

In true Toraji Group style, every cut of beef at this Ueno Park yakiniku restaurant is gorgeously marbled, and thick-cut for maximum enjoyment of both flavor and texture.
Dinner: ¥15,000-25,000


Ditch the tap beer for a refreshing, quality cocktail just south of Ueno Park.
Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999


A great range of sake and delicious small dishes make this Ueno izakaya one of the best places in the area to sample Japanese pub grub.
Dinner: ¥1,000-5,000


The perfect way to end a day at Ueno Park: high-quality wagyu beef at Ushihachi Ueno, which aims to be the most cost-effective yakiniku in the country. “No meat, no life” is written on the wall—and after eating here, you’ll be inclined to agree.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000

To the northeast of Tokyo, the open park spaces of Ueno are a luxury in the big city. It’s a popular spot to enjoy the spring cherry blossoms with a picnic and drinks with friends; bring a bento and enjoy Ueno’s hundreds of pink-petaled sakura trees lining the park’s wide walkways. Ueno Park is surrounded by major museum institutions like the Tokyo National Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, alongside the National Museum of Nature and Science. Inside Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo is famous for its kawaii pandas, and the iconic water feature sprinkling the air. After gallery hopping in Ueno and exploring the park, why not visit Ameya Yokocho (“Ameyoko” for short), located right next to Ueno Station. Ameyoko is one of the best markets in Tokyo with shops and stalls selling seafood and street food amongst all sorts of bargains like bags, sunglasses, and discount groceries. It’s a perfect place to grab a bite and a bargain after checking out the museums at Ueno Park.

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