Museums and cherry trees galore! These are what await you at Ueno Park. It offers a veritable smorgasbord of visual delights – art, architecture, nature – all rolled into one.
Ueno Park is a large park found at the Ueno section of Taito-ku in Tokyo. The park's official name is Ueno Onshi Koen, which means "Ueno Imperial Gift Park". An appropriate name, as this was established by an imperial land grant from the Emperor Taisho. It officially opened in 1873 and is Tokyo's first public park.
At this park, you get to feast your eyes on the extensive collections housed at the Orient Museum, the Tokyo National Museum, the Tokyo National Science Museum, the Shitamachi Museum, and the National Museum of Western Art. Whew! That is quite a collection!
These museums offer some of the best collections of Japanese art and culture in Tokyo...