Ueno Park

Ueno Park

Having been created in 1873, Ueno Park’s grounds were formerly owned by the Kan'ei-ji Temple. The park attracts the largest number of visitors each year, with over 10 million tourists flocking to see the beautiful cherry blossom and almost 9,000 trees. Various national museums are housed in the grounds of the park, such as the Tokyo National Museum (a museum dedicated to Japanese heritage), the National Museum of Western Art and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

Tendai Buddhist temple

A Buddhist temple that was founded in 1625 in Tokyo Japan, it is a tourist attraction for the majesty of its design. It stands for the religious nature of the buddhist religion. It was named because of its location and the period for which it was designed, and because it was fully destroyed during the way that was the closing of the Tokugawa shogunate. It is a complex that occupies the great heights of the Shinobazu Pond and the plains of the Ueno Station where it now resides.

Bronze statue of Saigo

Standing in the Uneno Park in Tokyo is a famous bronze statue of Saigo who is hunting with his dog. Commissioned and unveiled in 1898, it was a wonder for the times and a great masterpiece. There is a reproduction of the famous statue that stands in Okinoerabujima, which is where Saigo had been exiled. It is world famous, with the scene of the battle reaching as far as the Staten Island Historical Society in New York.

Ueno Zoo

The Ueno Zoo is a 35 acre zoo that is located in Taito Japan, which is managed by the government agency of the Metropolitan Government. Opening in the time of 1882, it is a historical landmark holding great history for the county. It is close to public transportation and has the Ueno Zoo Monorail, which is the first monorail system erected in the country. It is a urban park that houses amusement parks and other attractions as well.

Shinobazu Pond

A pond within the Ueno Park, it is a public park that is located in Taito Japan. It houses many historically prominent works of art and is on the land that formally was occupied the site of Kaneiji, which was a temple to the shoguns. It is a pond that overlooks the attractions of the Park which used to house the Edo Castle which was destroyed in the Boshin War. It is a natural pond that has been modified throughout time and once drained.

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum was first erected in 1872. It is currently the largest art museum in Japan. It has some of the most famous artifacts and comprehensive collections of Asian art of any other museum in Japan. It houses over 110,000 objects that includes 87 National Treasures to Japan and 610 other property holdings imported from other regions. It is also a center which conducts educational research. Located in Ueno Park, it consists of many different facilities.

National Museum of Western Art

The premier art gallery of public art in Japan is one which specializes in Western Art. It is located in the Ueno Park next to the Ueno Zoo in Taito Japan. It also is referred to by the acronym NMWA which stands for the National Museum of Western Art. Established in 1959 the museum was centered around the art of Matsukata Kojiro and his collection of art pieces from land afar. Open to the public it is a place to see great works of Western art in the midst of traditional Japanese culture.

National Museum of Nature and Science

Located in Ueno Park Tokyo, the museum opened in 1871 and has gone through many names and transformations. It went through a renovation in both the 1990s and 2000s. Taking from around the globe there are many different history exhibitions and interactive science displays. It is also a center for research and education, in affiliation with many educational institutions located around Japan. Walking around the great halls of the museum brings the senses to life and educates all who enter.

Shitamachi Museum

Established in 1980, the museum is located in Ueno Tokyo. Close to public transportation, it is on the outskirts of the Shinobazu Pond. Originally it was located in the heart of a rural and lower income population. It is a historical museum that showcases the way that the generations before lived, the hardships that they endured, and how far science and technology have taken us. Historical pieces abound, it is like stepping back in time to a village that has been frozen.

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