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For those who haven’t been to Ueno Park, this isn’t the typical park you see just everywhere. What makes Ueno …

For those who haven’t been to Ueno Park, this isn’t the typical park you see just everywhere. What makes Ueno Park extraordinary? It isn’t just a park! It has everything you may need the entire day. It is surrounded with some tourist spots and a number of museums, temples and shrines, cafes and restaurants, concert halls, shopping areas and even Japan’s top university, the University of Tokyo is just beside it.

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The Tokyo National Museum – the oldest and the largest museum in Japan, National Museum of Nature and Science – a decent natural history and science museum with interactive displays, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Shitamachi Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo – Japan’s oldest zoo and a home to over 200 animals, Bentendo, Kaneiji and Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, Shinobazu Pond, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Ueno Daibutsu and many more are just in the area so it’s close to impossible to see and enjoy everything in one day. That is how big Ueno Park is.

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Some activities and live performances are held in Ueno Park because of its spacious area. Oftentimes, there are food stalls, fun games and activities around the park. Countless locals and foreigners visit this park to not just to relax but to enjoy everything that is available here. It is a perfect place for everyone who wants to enjoy a peaceful moment in a happy atmosphere. You can stroll around the pleasant gardens and temples.

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Ueno Park is most especially famous in spring where there are over 8,000 cherry trees surrounding it. So the best time to visit the park is during sakura season which starts from the last week of March until mid-April. Thousands of people come to have a party, drink with friends and colleagues, and see various live performances beneath sakura trees. Even if it’s not spring, having a picnic with our loved ones and friends in the shade of the trees is also a great idea.

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For more beautiful and visit-worth parks and gardens in Tokyo, you may also see the most entertaining park Yoyogi Park, the most colorful garden Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and the most beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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