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About “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture”

The year 2020, during which the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held, will serve as an opportunity to build a new Japan. We are called upon to strive to advance Japan further as the base for global cultural exchange by hosting a wide variety of cultural programs. Ueno Park is blessed with historical resources, including Kaneiji, Ueno Toshogu, and Kiyomizudo as well as other historical buildings and sites from the Edo Era, and a rich natural environment including a well-known cherry blossom area and Shinobazu Pond. Furthermore, this area also hosts various cultural facilities such as the leading museum, art museum, zoo, and music hall, which allow art-related universities in Japan to develop their countless respective cultural and artistic activities. With easy access from Narita Airport, Ueno Park, as a Global Capital of Culture, is expected to become an international symbol. This will be achieved by increasing the synergy between various organizations and groups through their mutual collaboration and cooperation, as well as by leveraging the latent potential of the various cultural resources held by each and utilizing such resources effectively.

Project Schedule for “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture” FY2018
UENOYES FY2018 Annual activity video
“Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture” Concept video

Organizations comprising “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture”

Cultural and educational facilities

Institutions and organizations

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo University of the Arts

National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Museum of Western Art

National Diet Library International Library of Children’s Literature

National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo

The Japan Academy

The Japan Art Academy

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Ueno Zoological Gardens

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

The Ueno Royal Museum


National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs

Ueno Gakuen


Institutions and organizations

Agency for Cultural Affairs

City Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Japan Tourism Agency

Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Bureau of Construction Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Taito City

Chiyoda City

Bunkyo City

Private companies etc.

Institutions and organizations

Ueno Tourism Federation

East Japan Railway Company

Keisei Electric Railway Co.,Ltd

Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.

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