When I visited Tokyo for the first time 4 years ago, I visited Ueno Park in the summer and remember it to be a very big and lively park. The Shinobazu pond definitely a very impressive sight with all its lotus flowers and the widespread view. Last spring I again, visited Tokyo to see the cherry blossoms bloom, I heard Ueno Park is the best place for this because over a 1000 Cherry Blossom trees are planted here! During the day you can see many families and friends picnicking under all of the trees, which overcrowded the park a bit. At night the park is lit up and the trees just look magical. Definitely a recommendation for a date!
Ueno park is very very beautiful during Sakura season, and can get crowded, however It is also great to hang out with friends or family!
And as with all Japanese parks is very clean and well taken care of!
The nature in Ueno Park is lovely and it's pleasant to take a rest on a bench next to the lake. But unfortunately there is a lot of traffic around the park, which disturbs the quiet aura. It is still a good place to read a book or relax, but there are better ones in Tokyo.
Going here was one of my most memorable moments of staying in Tokyo Feb/March. I went here with a lady friend of mine, she wanted to just walk around Ueno Park and during the time the cherry blossoms are at their peak.
At night the lights from the shrine shine just enough to get that good lighting bouncing off the shimmering water. I wish the duck boats were operational at night, that would have been a good date move.
When I was there even in the rain there was something soothing about being there. I'm that guy who hates the rain even being from Seattle Wa home of rain, but here walking it, it just clears your mind, the trees were beginning to sprout white and pink cherry blossoms. It felt like I had been using some sort of dream filter for my eyes, it was captivating, something I'll never forget.
Went to sweets paradise for some all you can eat sweets and paste...worth it.
Thank you [insert lady friends name here] for showing and giving me this memory.
Ueno Park is home to numerous museums, temples, statues, art galleries, and a concert hall. As I wander through the park for the first time, I hear a crowd in the distance and decide to see what’s happening. Deeper into the park I walk, until I find the source of the noise; a baseball field.
Baseball is a very popular sport in Japan, and a crowd of about forty people gather here to watch what is probably some amateurs practicing. After watching for about ten minutes, I decide to check out the Shinto shrine, Tōshō-gū to learn a little about Japanese history.
I continue my walk, enjoying a pond, a statue of a frog, and a wander around Ueno Zoo where Giant pandas can be observed through very reflective glass.
All in all, Ueno Park has a lot to offer, and hosts numerous events and festivals all year round. In spring, it becomes a popular spot to visit and enjoy cherry blossom viewing, and in winter, projection mapping and winter illuminations can be seen all around the park.