Japan’s first zoo was established in 1882.

The zoo is divided into the lush green eastern side and the western side featuring Shinobazu Pond.

It is home to various animals, from giant pandas, Asian elephants, gorillas, tigers, to giraffes. The zoo’s recent popular attraction is the “ statue-like” shoe-billed stork that can remain still for hours long.


Panda forest

Giant Panda and the new breeding facility of the class in habitat animal, "panda of the Forest" was opened in September 2020. There are male "Lee Lee" and female "Shin Shin" giant pandas. The facility, which is modeled on the ecosystem of Sichuan Province, China, also has an exhibition facility for red pandas and pheasants, which are close to their habitat.

The Aye-Aye Forest

The forest exhibits animals native to Madagascar, including aye-ayes, (Ueno Zoo is the only Japanese facility that houses aye-aye), fossas, and other lemurs. The behaviors of nocturnal aye-ayes and their feeding habits can be observed in the indoor exhibition area, while sunbathing ring-tailed lemurs can be viewed from the Shinobazu Pond docks.

Polar Bear and Seal Oceans

Polar bear’ s dynamic underwater activities can be observed up-close, together with seals that are also living in the same natural habitat. Other animals sharing the area are sea lions and arctic birds.

Admission fees

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).
* Please see the official website for the latest information on admission, such as admission tickets, annual passports and details on purchasing them.


5-10 minites' walk from JR Ueno Station, Subway Ueno Stations (Ginza-line or Hibiya-line), Keisei Ueno Station, or Subway Nezu Station (Chiyoda-line).

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

Ueno Zoo


  • [Opening Hours]

    9:30 - 17:00 (Last entry 60mins before closing)

  • [Closed]

    Monday(closes Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday or Tokyo Citizen's Day [Oct 1]) and December 29 through January 1.

  • 9-83, Ueno Park, Taito-ku,

  • +81-3-3828-5171

  • Official website

Facility information

  • Established:1882

  • Restaurant & Café:Available

    9:30-17:00 (Last Order: 16:30)

    Saruyam Kitchen
    10:00-17:00 (Last Order: 16:30)

    West Garden Cafeteria
    10:00-17:00 (Last Order: 16:30)

    Cafe Chameleon
    9:30-17:00 (Last Order: 16:30)

  • Shop:Available
    Little Trunk
    Petit Chameleon

    * Business hours and last order hours are subject to change due to seasons, weather, and event circumstances.

How to enjoy “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture”