Ueno Park Tavel Guide
Ueno Park is a spacious public park in Tokyo, this large park is also a favorite destination of Tokyo residents. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the Kaneiji Temple. Amongst the country's first public parks, it was founded following the western example as part of the borrowing and assimilation of international practices that characterizes the early Meiji period. The home of a number of major museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms and hanami. In recent times the park and its attractions have drawn over ten million visitors a year, making it Japan's most popular city park. There are eight hundred cherry trees and other trees in the park, so it gives the park a charming natural view. And the park is also the home to a number of cultural facilities, monuments and attractions. Some of them are Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Pagoda of Kaneiji, Ueno Tōshō-gū, Tokugawa mausoleum, Ueno Zoo, Japan Art Academy, International Library of Children's Literature and so on.