This is one of the most popular locations for hanami in Tokyo. If you can handle the crowds that gather here, you are in for a real treat. While Ueno is a beautiful sight at any time of the year, the more than 1000 trees in full bloom lining the paths of the park are truly awe-inspiring. Coming in the evening for the nightly illumination is also an unforgettable experience.
In addition to many great museums, such as the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum for Western Art, you can also enjoy Ueno Zoo, the oldest zoo in Japan with your family. There are about 500 animal species. You can also go on a boat-ride in the Shinobazu Pond, which is the largest pond in the city.
|2 min. from Ueno Sta. on the JR, Tokyo Metro, or Keisei Lines|
|Website: Ueno Park (Japanese only)|