A Day in Ueno Park and Zoo

Upon arriving at Ueno Station, the place was already jam-packed with tourists and locals on their way to Ueno Park.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

I was enchanted when I finally saw cherry blossoms up close and personal. I was surprised that they were not pink. According to Josh, they were not full bloomed yet and not all trees has pink blossoms.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Spotted this group of tourist gathered for group picture taking. It seemed that they availed a package tour and were having fun spending their holiday in Japan. I can’t determine their nationality, though some look from Middle East and some from Western Countries.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Colorful flowers situated in front of the restroom. They looked fake but they’re real. That’s one of  the amazing things in Japan, trees, flowers, and other plants are very well taken care of.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

It’s like half of this photo was infrared because of the white blossoms. At the side of the streets, there were picnic blankets which soon occupied by tourists and locals.

Ueno Park Tokyo

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Me and a better visualization of picnic blankets.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Finally saw a tree with pink blossoms. Although, it looked mature and petals be falling off soon.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Unlike in Singapore, I noticed that temples in Japan weren’t really that crowded or has few devotees. I then later found that religion isn’t really a practice or self-identification for most Japanese people.
In recent studies, 70% of Japanese people claim that they do not belong to any religion and instead, they enjoy the Freedom of Religion or also known as apostasy (abandonment of the religion by a person).

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo
The other beautiful side of Ueno Park.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo
Not sure what bird was this, maybe a Japanese bird?

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo
Then the water invited ducks and Japanese cranes.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Random people encounter: A dog master. A drunk Japanese guy thrown into the water by his drunk friends. Alcohol drinking in public places is legal in the place during this season.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

There were also a number of food stalls as we walked, mostly street foods, but Josh chose to have turkey leg. It was good!

Ueno Park Tokyo

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo
Another temple that doesn’t have devotees.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Unlike in Manila and other parts of the Philippines, street beggars in Tokyo appear clean and well-poised. Straight body si kuya.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo
A Koreanovela effect under the cherry blossoms.

Ueno Park Tokyo

Ueno Park Tokyo

Ueno Park Tokyo

All of a sudden grumpy kid.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo

Picnic blankets were occupied by locals, and they drink! It is legal here! How come there are no police around. Japanese people must be very good in composing themselves even when drunk.

Ueno Park and Zoo, Tokyo
Lovely HHWW (holding hand while walking) couple. Their outfit matched!

You can also read my Tour with Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park and Zoo Part II (soon)

Ueno Park and Zoo Tour Information: How to Get to Ueno Park and Zoo

Ueno Park is just next to JR Ueno Station. You can ride any Major JR Lines in Central Tokyo, and look for Ueno Station. Look for “Park Exit” sign once arrived in Ueno Station.

Photos were from 2012 Spring.

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  • http://thebackpackchronicles.com joan | the backpack chronicles

    I would love to go to Japan just to see the Sakura blossoms! That’s one of the countries I still have to tick off from my bucket list. Hopefully, soon makapunta din ako dyan!

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  • http://www.senyorita.net Micamyx|Senyorita

    Been waiting for the Japan posts! Hehe hoping to visit soon. Sana April din ako makapunta kung medyo ok na ang bank account char :))

    Cute talaga nung bagets. Sarap kurutin!

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  • http://www.lakadpilipinas.com Christian | Lakad Pilipinas

    so second time mo na pala yung susunod? hangswertemotalaga!!!! :)

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  • http://www.pinoypassportstamps.blogspot.com melvin

    sabi din ng friend ko hindi daw cherry blosoom yung nakita ko sa beijing kasi puti daw.napahiya ako initially sa fb,yun pala may ibang varieties ng puno na puti ang bulaklak.hahaha.

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  • http://twitter.com/ne0philia rhea tagami

    may cherry blossoms during autumn? kasi i wanted the season of autumn but at the same time gusto kong makita yung cherry blossoms sana

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