At the southern entrance of the park, open to the public, you can see the statue of the famous samurai Saigo Takamori.
Within the Ueno Park you will find the Tokyo Zoo, ancient temples, a concert hall and some of the best museums in Japan. Among them are the National Museum of Tokyo, with its many national treasures that are considered important to Japan, the National Science Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Shitamachi Museum.
The Ueno Park was built on land where an ancient temple once stood. Nearby is the temple of Toshogu from 1651.
It is considered one of the best places in Japan to witness the cherry blossoms of spring. If you only have time for one park in Tokyo, visit this park. It's worth every minute!