Ueno Park


Ueno Park, Japan’s first park, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. All of its 133 acres include art galleries, museums, and a zoo. The plateau is known as “Ueno no Yama” and has many evergreen broad-leaved trees. Around Shinobazuno Pond, visitors can stroll around the pond or take a boat ride. The cherry blossoms of Ueno Park have been attracting visitors since the Edo period. Much to the delight of its visitors, 1,200 cherry trees are in full bloom every spring. But there are also seasonal delights to be enjoyed at any time of the year. There are hydrangeas in June, lotuses in Shinobazuno Pond in August, yellow leaves on ginkgo trees in October, and autumn leaves on maples in November.