About Ueno TownUeno is a neighborhood that is part of Taiito Square, which is in the historical center of Tokyo, Japan. Ueno is known for its famous park, its temples and its national museums.
Ueno is located in the regional park, Ueno Park, where the National Museum of Tokyo, which accounts for about 10 percent of Japan's national treasures, is located. Not far from it is the National Museum of Western Art (KokuritsuSeiyo Bijutsuka). Also in the park is the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Shitamachi Museum, Toshogu Temple from 1651, and the Ueno Zoo, with glorious pandas, considered the oldest species in all of Japan.
Ameyoko Market is a paradise for fake designer clothes and Japanese snacks. Another point of interest is the statue of the famous samurai Saigo Takamori at the southern entrance of the Ueno Station.