The Ueno Zoo is a 14.3-hectare zoo, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and located in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. It is Japan's oldest zoo, opening on March 20, 1882. It is a five-minute walk from the Park Exit of Ueno Station, with convenient access from Tokyo's public-transportation network. The Ueno Zoo Monorail, the first monorail in the country, connects the eastern and western parts of the grounds.
The zoo is in Ueno Park, a large urban park that is home to museums, a small amusement park, and other attractions. The zoo is closed Mondays.
Tue - Sun: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Last admission at 4 p.m.)
The Vivarium and the Small Mammal House close at 4:30 p.m.
Note: there's a free guided tour twice a day.
There might be an irregular opening on Mon and Tue, call +81 3 3828 5171 for information.
Closed on Dec 29 and Jan 1.
Adults: 600 JPY
Seniors (65+): 300 JPY
Students (13-15): 200 JPY
Children (up to 12), disabled: free
Free admission on Mar 20 (Ueno Zoo's Anniversary Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and Oct 1 (Tokyo Citizens' Day).