Tokyo - Ueno & Around (Chapter)
This is the Ueno & Around chapter from Lonely Planet's Tokyo guidebook.
Tokyo's oldest park boasts giant pandas, the world's largest collection of Japanese art, cherry trees, and some quaint residential neighbourhoods (Yanaka) where time seems to have stopped several decades ago.
- Perusing samurai swords, woodblock prints, kimono and paintings at the Honkan gallery at Tokyo National Museum, the finest collection of Japanese art in the world
- Strolling through the cherry groves in the enormous Ueno-kōen (Ueno Park) chock-a-block with museums, temples and a zoo
- Exploring the old-world lanes, temples and graves of Yanaka, where time stands still
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Walking Tour, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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